June 25, 1967. While Chairman Kosygin and President Johnson meet at Glassboro, Lady Bird. Liz Carpenter, and Lynda spend the afternoon with Mrs. Lyudmila Gvishiani, the daughter of Chairman Kosygin. Mrs. Betty Hughes, the wife of the Governor of New Jersey, serves as hostess. Lady Bird recorded in her diary:
“As we flew along the Atlantic coast Betty showed her a public beach where anybody could come for twenty-five cents, with bath houses for changing clothes…and the long stretch of the Atlantic and the endless sandy beach. There were thousands of people sunning and swimming. It was a great sight. We could see the boardwalk and the big hotels, and I was every bit as interested as Mrs. Gvishiana.
It was apparent from the beginning that Lynda Bird took to her and she, I believe, to Lynda. They talked mostly to each other. Betty Hughes, our official hostess, was an excellent, highly amusing talker. I was rather quiet and so was Liz. There was never any need for an interpreter. Our guest of honor was indeed unpretentious and easy to be with.
Then the weathered, gray clapboard house right on the shore of the Atlantic came into view. This house had been the New Jersey Governor’s summer residence for a number of years and at present it housed Governor and Mrs. Hughes and about seven of their ten children, not to mention the numerous visitors that are always in tow with children.”
—Lady Bird Johnson, A White House Diary, New York: Dell Books, 1971, pg 537-538. LBJ Presidential Library photos C5810-3a, C5812-2a, C5812-31a, C5813-11, C5814-29, and C5829-4a; images are in the public domain.