A Texas Magnolia Who Finally Faded

Author Donna Trussell writes at PoliticsDaily.com a Mother's Day remembrance of her grandmother, noted SHSU campus beautician and Memorial Museum director, Grace Crawford Longino:
Mornings we woke up to the sounds of birds. After breakfast on hand-painted Italian plates, we'd walk with her to work. She was the director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, but my sister and I spent our days in the parkland surrounding the main building. Flowers, streams, a pond, tadpoles, pine cones -- for two little girls from a drab Dallas subdivision, it was paradise.

Munnie told me that Dan Rather took her picture, presumably for the campus newspaper. "Give me your boudoir eyes," he allegedly said to her. Hard to believe, but my grandmother was not one to make things up.


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