Thursday, September 07, 2006
Meetings with remarkable men (and their wives)
I sat between Mrs. Walter Lippman and Mrs. William Paley. Pierre Salinger and Senator Mike Mansfield were at our table. President Kennedy was in full view the entire time, while ten violins played through dinner. Surprised at his reddish-brown hair. No evil in the face, but plenty of ambition there, no doubt. Mrs. K. statuesque. A ceremonial entry with the presentation of colors preceded dinner at which guests were presented to President and Mrs. Kennedy. Seemed to note a glance of recognition from Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy. After dinner we were treated to a concert by Pablo Casals. No American music. The next step.
kicked-the-bucket moi thought Rather, and his cohorts, we're gonna LOL on air.
"...He thinks the moon is a small hole at the top of the sky," as
Elizabeth Bishop wrote.
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