A Letter From The Publisher, May 21, 1973

WHEN Correspondent Bonnie Angela first met Lady Bird Johnson some 13 years ago, Angelo was a reporter for a Long Island news paper, Lady Bird the wife of a U.S. Senator aspiring to the presidency. Mrs. Johnson eventually moved to the White House, Angelo to TIME'S Washington news bureau, and their contact with each other continued. Last month Angelo and Lady Bird were together again as the former First Lady took time from a hectic schedule to reflect upon the problems of widowhood. Her thoughts appear this week in a special story in our...

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