ALSO: In December 1987, Mary Kay raised a stink -- writing letters to the Dallas City Council, complaining trash needed to be set out in plastic bags instead of trash cans.
Ash wrote "The cats, squirrels and dogs have ample time to tear the plastic bags, strewing the garbage all in front of our home. It is disgraceful. I URGE you to rescind this stupid policy.... I've got a $5 million house and I don't like to come home to that junk in my yard."
Ash was also looking out for the less fortunate: "They don't have the money to buy those heavy-duty bags. My maid, for example, I know she cannot afford to buy those bags."
AND: In August 1984, Ash was on the CBS Morning News when anchor Bill Kurtis mentioned that Dallas will always be remembered for the Kennedy assassination. Ash responded, "It's terribly unfair. The man was not a Texan. He was not a Dallasite. He was just passing through."
Viewers didn't know if the non-Texan to whom Mary Kay was referring to was Oswald or Kennedy. She meant Oswald (who spent much of his life in Texas and lived in DFW for 17 months before the assassination).
After Dallas' Kennedy museum folded, Mary Kay thought the city's memorials and reminders should be replaced by parking lots. She felt the president should be remembered and that the book depository should be torn down.