1964: President Johnson’s daughter at Buck Hill Falls

During February 1964, Lucy Baines Johnson attended a weekend-long religious conference at The Inn at Buck Hill Falls with about 400 other teenagers.

The presence of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter, oddly enough, did not create much confusion.

However, one reportable event did occurred during the event’s closing service when it was announced that a special collection would be taken.

The president’s 16-year-old daughter, obviously caught unaware, twisted around in her chair, catching the eye of a secret serviceman.

He took the hint, walking over he passed a dollar to her. She dropped it in the collection basket.

The money would be used to aid poverty stricken Indians.

Lucy Baines Johnson at The Inn at Buck Hill

It was also noted that on Saturday, Feb. 15, during a social hour, Lucy and a secret service agent had hot chocolate in the snack bar at The Inn.

Later, she and about 30 other girls visited a convalescing classmates of Lucy’s from the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. The girl had broken her leg skating during the weekend.

As Lucy left Buck Hill, she remarked she would like to return the following year as a delegate representing her high school.

Regrettably,  students were allowed only once to attend the conference, sponsored by the Council for Religion in Independent Schools.

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