Card, Lady Bird Johnson to Lyndon B. Johnson, 1962 or 1963


Card, Lady Bird Johnson to Lyndon B. Johnson, 1962 or 1963

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Valentine's Day card


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 personal; Holidays

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Scans are of the originals, but the box numbers refer to the service set


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Time Period:

Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)


[February 1962 or 1963]
My darling –
How can I tell you that I love you on Valentine’s Day? -- a variety of small things that certainly add up to no Sonnotas [sic] to the Portuguese
--make an appointment to get a shorter and less bouffant hair-do; find a box for your watches (2, in fact); order the dining room chair ala Dr. Travell; promise to lose at least an inch in the waist with my exercises; jog up the upholsterer who is doing over the big lounge chair in a less obtrusive color; try to run the house more happily thru clearer instructions and kinder understanding of the “other fellow’s problems.”…most of all, tell you, I think, that I’ve been very proud of you these last two years or so of your dignity and forebearance [sic] and fighting spirit in the face of a “host of arrows” and problems that are really new to you who have ridden the crest of good fortune so much.
My love always, L.B.

[Staff note attached: D: This was in the hall at the Elms, so would assume it is recent. (It brought tears to my eyes—it’s so sweet) A]