There is a tree by a little house in Blanco that holds the story of a huge family name. Lyndon Baines Johnson’s mother, Rebekah Baines Johnson spent her childhood here in the pretty Hill Country town. No doubt she played under the huge canopy of the gigantic tree outside. Perhaps the immense tree inspired the giant legacy created by her eldest son, Lyndon. You can visit the huge tree today in Blanco alongside the historic home. When you are there beneath the huge tree, listen carefully. You might just catch the faint sound of a little girl’s laughter and a huge shadow cast by her famous son.