March 6, 1967. LBJ and Lady Bird, along with aide Jake Jacobsen and others, leave the LBJ Ranch for San Antonio and thence to Washington Along the way, according to the Daily Diary, they engage in some subterfuge in aid of LBJ’s teeth.
“8:56 PM. Arrive the LBJ Ranch—bid farewell to Luci and Pat and walked to the waiting Jetstar—The President came on board saying, ‘Jake, everything fine?’ To Jake’s reply that everything was fine, the President said that it certainly wasn’t with him—he had lost a tooth while eating a piece of candy—actually the crown of a tooth had come out.
“9:14 PM. President and Mrs. Johnson arrived Randolph AF Base, San Antonio, Texas. A dentist, Dr. Henry Pelc, FR 55820, 3510 USAF Hospital, RAFB, Tex, boarded AF One to look at the President’s tooth. To throw the press off as to the reason for delay, baggage was still being loaded. The plane taxied to the end of the runway when the dentist had finished and he went out the escape hatch behind the pilot’s seat to avoid being seen by the press. (Note: The dentist was in his dress uniform as he had been at a cocktail party when contacted.)”
LBJ Library photo #C3936-8, from 11/23/66, photographer snapping photos of LBJ’s Jetstar. Public domain.
So I want to share with you my newest and most prized possession in my collection. These are very rare and hard to find! This is the 1963 Christmas Prints (cards) Jackie had picked out to give to friends and family but was not because of the assassination. This is something to treasure for my whole life! I am trying to find the 1961, and 1962 Christmas Prints!
Benjamin Harrison’s Inaugural Parade Departs the Capitol, March 4th, 1889