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perfectly happy and everybody was
completely entertained by what he said,
because he, although what I say makes it
appear so, wasn't at all pompous; he was
just stating the simple facts of life.
It's true that he did have the best
border in the United States and he and
his partner did have a great yacht on
Lake Michigan, and it was like my saying
“I have a Cadillac car,” and it's of no
interest unless somebody says they like
a Cadillac car. But he was extremely
Well, he said something about going to Mrs.
Gimbel's for the weekend, and I said
yes, I was going there for lunch, and
that was that and I forgot about the
matter, more or less.
At that point were you impressed with him and
I was impressed with him, I was impressed with
anyone who was so downright about what
he knew and what he did and what he had
and factual and entertaining at the same
time. He had an extraordinary quality of
vitality and this business of being
amusing at the same time. He was so down
to earth that it was almost funny, and
he often said very funny things.
At any rate, I did meet him again at Mrs.
Gimbel's the following Sunday. We went
on a long walk before lunch, or after
lunch, I can't remember. I think it was
before lunch. And he talked to me at
great length about the political
situation we were in, how the chances
were that we were going to be in a
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