Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 9/21/1934?


Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 9/21/1934?


Lady Bird writes about jobs she is doing around the house. She says she feels out of touch with what's happening in the world and comments on how LBJ is right in the middle of all the action. She expresses her love for LBJ and says "I'd rather see you than anybody in the world."


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


Public domain

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Date Note:

Precise date uncertain: extrapolated here by LBJ Library archives staff

Time Period:

Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)


[September 21, 1934 ?]
Friday Nite
My Dearest Lyndon -
I’m so tired I can hardly wiggle but I have to talk to you a minute before I go to bed. It does look like I’m getting around to writing you every day, doesn’t it--in spite of my assertions that I wouldn’t?! That’s because I miss you so much, dear!
Dad said I’d three letters at the store and he forgot to bring them. I can’t wait--maybe one of them’s from you!
This has been an excessively busy day. First the man from the nursery came out
and we talked two hours planning where to plant all the beautiful shrubs I want. And then such a nice big Nordic named Somdal dropped in--he’s architect for a fine new house in Marshall and just wanted to see our house ‘cause he likes old places.
So we talked a long while about all the work I need done on the house. I’m glad I’m getting things started cause I like to, as my Daddy says, “get down to the end of the chapter”! Also I like to stay busy all the time.
Dorris came by a minute and took a snapshot of me--for you. It was cloudy so we didn’t take the rest of them--Perhaps tomoro.
I’ve been in the wilds so long I’ve lost track of whats happening in the world. I keep up only through Arthur Brisbane (whom I do not like) and O. O. McIntyre (whom I adore) and Paul Mallon and Winchell. Isn’t it fun, Lyndon, being in Washington--so close to the heart of things, where everything emanates from?!
There isn’t any news, or
anything important to say….Except that I love you and right this minute I’d rather see you than anybody in the world!…oh if I only could.
Goodnite, love –
(I shan’t write any more until I’ve something interesting to say!)