Archive for December 27th, 2021

Sarah Weddington 

We lost a great Texan yesterday.  Former State Representative Sarah Weddington was best known for arguing Roe v Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

She also worked in the President Jimmy Carter administration. 

This is from her Texas State Cemetery biography: 

From 1983 to 1985, she was the first female director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations. 

I had the pleasure of working with Sarah during her time at the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations.  Governor Mark White named her to that position.  She was fun to work with. 

When I worked with Sarah, I didn’t think much about her work on Roe v Wade. 

Years later, when the GOP was assaulting women’s reproductive health rights, did I appreciate that I had worked with a legend, a true Texas legend.   

I am so honored to have worked with Sarah Weddington. 

Saturday night, My Best Friend texted me that he could not attend the Texans game yesterday at NRG and asked if I could use his tickets. Yep. I took my nephew David.  There weren’t very many folks there so it was as safe as can be.  I had a couple of Saint Arnold Art Cars, and we won the game. It was probably the best game the Texans have played all season. 

Best Beatles Christmas Day ever – three calendars – two wall size and one pocket size, 15 pair of socks, coasters, books, and a coffee mug. I also got a cool “Godfather” movie pint glass, Astros socks and other cool stuff including fine wine. 

I also got a record player.  I still have a lot of vinyl records from the 60s, 70s and 80s that I am looking forward to spinning. The Beatles, Willie Nelson, movie soundtracks and others. 

The omicron variant is starting to wreck the college bowl season. Sigh. 

Read Full Post »