Letter, Lady Bird Johnson to Lyndon B. Johnson, 1939


Letter, Lady Bird Johnson to Lyndon B. Johnson, 1939

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Lady Bird travel plans, visiting Rebekah Baines Johnson, social plans


Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973


Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

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Post-Courtship Letters


Lady Bird Johnson travel; Lady Bird Johnson personal; Johnson, Rebekah Baines, 1881-1958

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Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)


[undated 1939]
Thanks for the telephone call and two sweet letters.
Monday Morning
Darling –
Here are my plans: I shall leave here Wednesday morning at 7:20 and get to Houston Thursday morning at 7:30. I’ve written Mrs. Johnson and Uncle George I’m coming and that I’m going to spend the day with them but will go to the hotel at night – unless they happen to have an empty sofa. (I know they are
probably full with Mrs. Johnson and Josefa there but anyway I want to have a visit with them even tho’ [sic] I don’t get to spend the night.)
I shall do a little necessary shopping in Houston Wednesday Thursday, get a session at the beauty parlor Friday morning, and catch a bus or train to Brenham Friday afternoon. And there I
shall meet my love!
If you want to tell me anything, write or wire me at Uncle George’s- its 1011 North (or west) Main Street.
I asked Mrs. Johnson to call Alice Brown and tell her I would be in Houston Thursday and Friday morning and that I’d love to see her.
Mary Love and I have been writing each other and the program in Brenham sounds
grand but absolutely every minute filled – barbecue, bridge party, dinner, cocktails at Reichardt’s, and American Legion Dance!
I’m so anxious to see you and hear all the news, both good and bad, - and kiss away all the troubles, if there are any. I think living at Johnson City will be fun – we’ll see that it is.
Goodbye, my love, until Friday – or whenever you get to Brenham. And best of luck on your speech. Most important of all, take care of yourself.
Always love – L.B.J.