Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 11/12/1934


Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 11/12/1934


Lady Bird will soon leave [Montgomery] for Atlanta and hopes to depart Atlanta on Wednesday. She alludes to the resistance they are getting from their families about wedding plans but assures him "...everything's going to be alright about us, you hear"


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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Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)


[Written on B stationery]
[November 12, 1934]
Monday Morning
My dear sweetheart –
Its such a bitter cold day and Carolyn and I are sitting by the bright fire with Elaine--I have to write you dear before I leave for Atlanta which will be in a few minutes.
My address in Atlanta will be 723 Ponce de Leon Court, at a Mrs. Burdette’s house where Aunt Effie is for a few days after leaving the hospital. How long I shall be there I don’t know.
I hope to leave Wednesday. I shall try very hard.
Darling, we’ve been talking about you and us, and Elaine up and says, “Well, all I’ve got to say is that if you all don’t get along it’ll be your fault!” (You see I don’t tell--because I can’t remember--anything bad about you!)
Lyndon, when you said over the phone that you left home and went to Fredericksburg to get away from folks and talk to me--were they fussing at
you, sweet? I don’t blame them--and do I sympathize with you, my dearest!! (Its too bad we’re such a beloved two to our families!) But everything’s going to be alright about us, my sweet. Don’t you worry.
So they embarrassed you in the capital, Lyndon? I understand that ‘cause I’ve been the center of all that carrying-on for days now! I just wish you were here with me--they’d all like you so much and you’d do me
so much good.--you’ve always
Honey, guess what! I’ve decided why you’re so dictatorial and why you make up our minds for us about when to do what. Its as plain as day! Its because you’ve had L. E. and Gene to dictate to, and you’re used to managing other peoples lives, and you’ve just naturally got an executive mind!! See there?
Darling, I’ll write you tonight from Atlanta. I love you, you precious dear. Just keep on working hard and being happy and keep care of yourself and everything is going to turn out alright about us, you hear? All my love--Bird
[Attached envelope postmarked: Special Delivery, Via Air Mail, Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 12, 1934, 10:30 AM] [Note: Envelope is addressed to: Mr. Lyndon Baines Johnson, Nueces Hotel, Corpus Christi, Texas]