Letter, Lyndon B. Johnson to Lady Bird Johnson, 8/17/1935
Title:Letter, Lyndon B. Johnson to Lady Bird Johnson, 8/17/1935
Number of Pages:5
Description:Lady Bird praise and contributions, TJ Taylor
Contributor:Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
Collection:Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
Collection Description:Go to List of Holdings
See Also:See all scanned items from the Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Box 2; See all scanned items from file unit "Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Johnson, 1935"
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Specific Item Type:Correspondence
Time Period:Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)
[Written on The Texan stationery]
[August 17, 1935 postmark on envelope]
Saturday 10:15 a.m.
We are only about 50 minutes out of St. Louis & I hope to have this letter ready to mail to you when we get there.
Last night I had little trouble going to sleep but waked too early this a.m. and still feel tired. Have spent most of the morning reading the material I will need to have at my fingertips Monday.
It was more difficult to leave you last night than I had anticipated. I have learned
to lean on you so much. I’m sure it is hard for you to realize how much you have contributed to my peace of mind--to stimulating me to bigger and better things and to making my life so much more fuller and happier since you joined me 10 months ago today. Never have I been so dependent on anyone. Never shall I expect so much of any other individual, and dear it is most comforting and reassuring to know that you do such a swell job. You do every day whath with your job what I want
to do with mine and you know something of my ambitions.
I enjoyed every minute with your Daddy. Each visit I have only cements and confirms my first opinion--that he is truly a remarkable man--a strong character--possessed with vision and sound judgment.
Darling here are 4 kisses. I’ll hurry back because there is no place complete without you. We are going to have swell times this year in our home. Plenty of play, pleasure and planning are in store. O O O O kisses for you.
[Envelope postmarked: Saint Louis, Mo., 8/17/1935, 12:30 PM]