Suggested by Faithful Correspondent:
Who is your hero/heroine?
My daughters, who went through the fire with me, and came out on the other side to be wonderful, productive and caring women. My brother and sister-in-law who tirelessly cared for my parents in their declining years. My girls paternal grandparents who stood by us and loved us always. And of course, some great Americans, like Lincoln, who brought us through that awful war, and FDR who stood up for all of us.
author Gore Vidal, opera director/designer Franco Zefferelli, and the late Malcolm Forbes.
What a dinner party that would be!
I suggested this because I’ve been reading the previews of the third and final book in the trilogy of The Last Lion. Winston Churchill. You can’t have lived through WW2 and not be forever affected by the twin heroes, Churchill and Eisenhower. Roosevelt was too feeble to carry me along, but I wept at Churchill’s funeral which I saw in a sleazy ski lodge while we were skiing in northern Michigan. I still revere his memory.
My children are my darlings and I’m proud of them all, but heroes? How can I put them on that pedestal? At the moment I’ve put our President there. We’ll see how long he stays, but I have great hopes and ambition for him in the coming years.
Like FC Churchill. I too have read the two Manchester books and I too am anticipating the final installment. I have been studying WLS since the fourth grade. Others would be my dad who was named after the president; Woodrow Wilson, and at the time of his arrival, my grandmother couldn’t yet vote. I truly liked those who helped the downtrodden and therefore Howard Metzenbaum ( don’t anyone have a cow ). Barney Frank, boy what an in your face smart guy. And my favorite President, Harry Truman. Some day, I will go through his library.
No heroes but lots of people I admire and respect while realizing they have, or had, their vices, weaknesses, and failings.
I have the same sentiment, Jill.
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