Anne Armstrong, R.I.P.

I missed this sad news yesterday (thank you, Quorum Report, for catching me up). Anne was a great lady of Texas, one of the most charming, accessible, interesting, and politically deft women Texas produced in the last century. She was a grande dame of the Texas ranching dynasties.  I loved it that in the old days she had no telephone number. To call her, one would dial “0” and ask the operator to connect to Anne Armstrong at Armstrong Ranch in Armstrong, Texas.

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2 responses to “Anne Armstrong, R.I.P.”

  1. Spamboy says:

    Definitely an interesting character, from everything I read about her.

    You said she had no telephone — you sure you weren’t trying to dial her when she lived in Great Britain? 🙂

  2. Anne says:

    I’ve shared the same name with her since 1978. And it’s been an honor. I always wanted to meet her. I would occasionally get phone calls from various think tank people, assistants to politicians thinking I was her. Alot of people thought she lived in Dallas. I’d call the ranch and pass on the message. When I lived in San Antonio, people at Frost Bros. thought I was her daughter. I’m sorry I never met her. Hey, Hillary! She’s an example of a woman politician worthy of being president.