Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 11/13/1934


Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 11/13/1934


Lady Bird writes from the Hotel Georgian Terrace in Atlanta about her visit with Aunt Effie who pleads with her to wait a few months to marry. She says that on her return trip, she hopes to stop in Montgomery to see her Uncle Claude about part of her mother's estate. Then she wants to rush on home to see LBJ.


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 Hotel Georgian Terrace, Atlanta, Georgia stationery]
[November 13, 1934]
Tuesday Morning
My dearest love –
I’m lying propped up in bed and its quite late--ten o’clock--and the sun is streaming in the window. I wish you were here with your head in my lap so I could play with your hair and talk to you.
I went to bed last night at twelve and didn’t budge until a few minutes ago--I was so exhausted, both mentally and physically. I found Aunt Effie up and able to walk a little and far, far too happy
over seeing me. She hadn’t seen me in a year which is the only time of any length we’ve been separated since I was five. I told her I was in love and was going to be married. It was rather hectic. She’s glad I am and wants me to be happy but she pleads with me to wait a few months. I hope I never spend another two hours like that…No use to bother you with the details.
I hope I can pack and get us off today, so I can hurry on home. I have to spend one day in Montgomery seeing my Uncle Claude about a part of mother’s
estate that Dad told me to attend to--and also go to the my dentist, which will be an easy job (comparatively)--for the first time in my life.
Then I want to rush on home and I meet you somewhere and I want you to put your arms around me and kiss me and let’s us laugh! I’m so damned tired of being serious (please pardon me one “damn” will you?)
And I can’t wait to hear what all has happened in regard to Welly and Mr. Dick and your
family--both wh about the business and about us two very troublesome young creatures! I am entirely hazy about what Welly must have had to say to you. Dear, darling love wo don’t you have a lot on your mind? But everything is going to come out alright, though I don’t know how soon.
And Gene’s letter--what was in it that you’re afraid to answer? Did she say “see what I’ve done--go thou not out and do likewise?”
Dear sweet, I took the
liberty of praying for us last night and asked God chiefly not to let you worry about your business or me or any of the various ramifications--and to let us be gay.
I must run. I’ll write you tonight or tomoro and phone or wire you a choice of places where I can meet you in Texas the minute I arrive in said parts.
Adios for this morning, love. I love you. I want to see you.
[Attached envelope postmarked: Atlanta, GA., Nov. 13, 1934, 4 PM] [Envelope addressed to: Mr. Lyndon B. Johnson, Nueces Hotel, Corpus Christi, Texas]