The Man Himself
Compiled by library staff, here are some of Lyndon B. Johnson's favorite things.
Food and Beverages
Guests at the LBJ Ranch were often served: Deer sausage (very spicy), eggs, toast (made from homemade, freshly baked bread), and peach preserves.
Beef, corn, okra, apple butter
Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy
Rat Cheese and soda crackers
Fruits: any type of melon
Chipped beef on toast (from Navy days)
Deer sausage, scrambled eggs, and grits
Coconut Cream Pie
German Chocolate Cake
Lemon Sponge Cake
Peach Ice Cream
Liquor: Scotch/Cutty Sark
Soft Drinks: Fresca, Root Beer
Half a melon, hot tea, low-calorie orange juice (for a reservoir of energy—a slice of grilled lean steak)
Hot bouillon, grilled fish steaks, herb-flavored string beans, sherbet or low-calorie custard
Cup of unsweetened fresh fruit, soufflé made of low-calorie cheese, green salad filled with grated carrot, pie with both crust and filling made of low-calorie ingredients
Movies & Music
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
John Wayne westerns
James Bond films
Old Time Fox Trot
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Onward Christian Soldiers
America The Beautiful
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Don't Fence Me In
Hills of Home
"The Sound of Music"
Wildflowers - especially the Bluebonnet, Coreopsis, and Gaillardia
Places to Drive In and Around Austin
Lakes (Highland Lakes chain)
Tarrytown (section of Austin)
Places to Eat in Austin
Things to Do/Ideas of Fun
Isaiah 1:18, NKJV
"Come now, and let us reason together..."
We do not know President Johnson's favorite color. When asked, Lady Bird Johnson remembered that he did not like the following: purple or "muley" colors, such as green, brown, beige, and gray.