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He made a splendid witness. I saw him
frequently, but he left for Lake Forest
around the 1st of August.
You must have been intrigued, too, at this
Oh, I was very intrigued with him, there's no
doubt about it. He was a great deal
older than I and when my mother heard
that I went out with a man so much older
than I was, she was absolutely shocked
and took a very dim view of it. I didn't
care how old he was. I was determined to
see him because I thought he was the
most interesting man I knew.
You said that your mother had been very ill a
year or so before. She had recovered
then, I take it.
Well, she was better, or she got to be better
during this summer.
I remember on the 10th of August Wendell Willkie
and Rita Van Doren and another friend
dined with me on my terrace, and Wendell
was really at the height of his energy
and charm, and he talked about politics
and about books and I told him that I
thought he should run for President. He
didn't seem to think it was much of a
possibility then, but he gave the
impression of being quite equal to
How did Mrs. Willkie feel about this?
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