Enough Of The Tittle Tattle
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the world’s most esteemed
Feisty, controversial and outspoken, she was the longest
serving First Lady of the United States and, following her
husband’s death, she became one of the first delegates
to the United Nations.
No ordinary First Lady, she was the first presidential
spouse to hold press conferences and write a syndicated
newspaper column. She also campaigned widely on
women’s rights and civil rights.
It was the discovery of her husband Franklin’s affair
with Lucy Mercer in 1918, which caused her to seek
fulfilment in a personal and public life of her own.
Perhaps she was thinking of his philandering when she
remarked: “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds
discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”