Thursday, November 08, 2007

Monday, November 8, 1926

No diary entry today. We continue with Aunt Marjorie's memories of Albert.

"At night, Albert was living in their (the Dulles's) elegant home. Albert wrote Mother that John Foster Dulles had important guests at dinner every evening where they "dressed" for dinner. I should have asked if Avery loaned Albert clothes to wear, or did he eat dinner in the kitchen?"

(Remember that Albert was very poor while attending Harvard. He would not have had the money to buy a suit or other clothes suitable for wearing where they "dressed" for dinner. I wonder how he felt about the whole experience?)

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard the name John Foster Dulles in ages! Your uncle's fascinating connection to his family is the second time that name has come up this week - on Monday PBS American Masters series featured Carol Burnett, including a clip of her singing the comic song "I Made A Fool Of Myself Over John Foster Dulles".

    Did Albert begin college around 1937? That would have been about 20 years before Miss Burnett sang her song. I wonder if Albert saw much TV - maybe he would have thought it was funny.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose