This weather has been so gorgeous, I haven't been able to sit here long enough to blog.
All is well here..I have been sitting outside reading Franklin and Lucy (and all the memorable woman in his life)'
He was quite a Hound Dog and the later years of his and Eleonore's marriage were lived more like a friendship.
Here is just a snap shot of the History.
"Roosevelt’s dalliance with Mercer (later Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd), conducted when he was a young assistant Navy secretary, has been known for years. Persico retells it in the context of the intimate lives of Franklin and Eleanor more generally. He focuses on the rift that Eleanor’s discovery of the liaison in 1918 introduced into the Roosevelt’s 13-year-old marriage, before pivoting to a thorough chronicle of Roosevelt’s subsequent relationships with various women, including a probably amorous one with Marguerite LeHand, known as Missy, his longtime personal aide. Persico speculates, too, about an encounter with Margaret, or Daisy, Suckley, a distant cousin of the president’s, and leaves scattered hints about Dorothy Schiff, the publisher of The New York Post, and Princess Martha of Norway. For good measure, the book revisits the probably romantic attachment between Eleanor Roosevelt and the journalist-turned-White House aide (and White House resident) Lorena Hickok.
Eleanor was not a passionate woman and after 6 children she made it clear her bed was off limits.
Very much like Rose Kennedy and other woman of that era, they found abstinence to be the best birth control
FDR was only 36 at the time and woman adored him, so he wasn't lonely.
Of all of his liaisons. I felt sympathy mostly for Missy she gave her whole life for him and sometimes she wasn't treated very well.
Franklin was a very selfish man and he had only one real love, Lucy Mercer Rutherford.
If it hadn't been for his desire to be President I'm sure he would have divorced Elenore and married Lucy
If someone took this book and turned it into fiction it, it would make a great movie.
Tonight is American Idol and I already have my favorite..win or lose this lady will be a big star.
So I am off for the night
Have a great week !