Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 10/27/1934?


Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 10/27/1934?


Lady Bird tells LBJ she is happy to hear that Welly [Hopkins] and Senator [Alvin] Wirtz have arranged a job for him [in Austin], and she is looking forward to seeing him more often when he returns to Texas.


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


Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

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Courtship Letters


Pre-Presidential; Johnson family; Lady Bird Johnson personal; LBJ personal


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Date Note:

Precise date uncertain: extrapolated here by LBJ Library archives staff

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Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)


[Written on BIRD TAYLOR stationery]
[October 27, 1934 ?]
Darling, darling!
Now everything is alright again! I had both your lovely letters, of October 22 and 24, yesterday and Life beams once more!
Dear, I didn’t have a letter Wednesday and coming right after those despondent letters of yours I consequently, was worried. And then Thursday--silence. And I had the bad taste to be very put out, and stuck by up my nose and wouldn’t write (it was quite hard not to write to you-- I wanted to all day
long!) I said to myself that Friday I should wire if I hadn’t a letter Friday. But Friday-- everything was fine!
Lyndon, I’m tremendously glad of the turn you spirits are taking! Hooray! And I do think it’s the best thing for you to get right into law school without delay, because four years is a fairly long time. Isn’t it wonderful of Welly and Senator Wirtz to arrange such an evidently adequate sort of job for you?? I wonder what it is? I feel sure you will be worth it to them, though.
Of course, I am sorry for
you to be leaving Mr. Dick. It was is great to be allied to with such a splendid clan, isn’t it? But after all that job could hardly be a life-work. It was is, in the nature of things, something of a stepping stone, don’t you think?
You asked me what chances for entertainment a young man in law school had. I used to go with quite several young men in law school, off and on, and they were very hard put to it-- that is, the earnest young men. But now, a very smart young man in law school will have time to play a bit, I believe! To me the most pleasant part about it all is that--I shall be
close to you. I shall come down to see visit Gene and some week-ends you’ll drive down to see me--especially in the Spring won’t it be lovely? And I’ll have a houseparty or two on Caddo and you’ll come for me and maybe Cecille and F. D. and Emily and Gordon and Gene and somebody (maybe not Lasseter--he would growl at us--I’m very bad. Sorry.)
I must hurry and post this cause I hope you’ll get it Sunday. I’m very glad about every- thing, Lyndon dear, and I love you, more and more. I gather from your letters to Welly that you’ll be through here in January--or earlier? My love and devotion. Bird