Lady Bird Johnson

Gili Bar-Hillel abhillel at
Sat Mar 22 16:01:24 EST 2003

"Claudia (Lady Bird) Alta Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas, the daughter of 
Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Patillo Taylor. Her nurse at an early age 
nicknamed her "Lady Bird," after a tiny red and black garden beetle, and 
from then on refused to use her christened name."

I am sure to be the 17th person to mention this, I haven't read ahead in the 
messages yet, but Shakespeare has Juliet's nanny calling her Lady Bird as 
well. One of my childhood nicknames was Gili bird, and now one of my online 
handles is Gilibug.

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