If having been given the opportunity to visit with Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, I'm pretty sure I would have liked her on the spot.
She had a sad childhood but didn't let it stop her from having a full and thoroughly fascinating life and serving others.
She had six children, the first of whom tragically died at age eight months.
When her husband ran for President, he didn't tell her about it ahead of time. She just surmised he was going to run. Says something about wives in that era.
She became very important in the Democratic Party, however, and was the longest serving First Lady on record.
In preparation for a trip to tour her cottage in Hyde Park, N.Y., I started reading her autobiography.
It's a big book and I haven't finished it yet but definitely will. It's a good read.
Loved touring Val-Kill, the name of the cottage, in Hyde Park, N.Y.
Photos in this post are from that visit last week.
This week there will be another post on the Hyde Park visit so, if interested, stay tuned.
WHAT DO YOU RECALL ABOUT ELEANOR ROOSEVELT?