Once upon a time Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart met at a White House dinner. Eleanor had always wanted to fly a plane so they left the dinner, still in their formal gowns, and commandeered a plane and flew around a bunch. This true story is the subject of this delightful children’s book.
And, of course, we could all use another look at Eleanor’s gay love letter.
Eleanor to Lorena, March 10, 1933
“Remember one thing always, no one is just what you are to me. I’d rather be writing this minute than anything else & yet I love many other people & some often can do things for me probably better than you could, but I’ve never enjoyed being with anyone the way I enjoy being with you.”