What a wonderful greeting President Roosevelt received from the men and women of District 15 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Our 32nd President delivered the keynote address at their Change of Watch and talked about his love of, affection for and connection to the sea. It was a wonderful afternoon in Glens Falls, New York. The hospitality of Michael West was incredible, topped off with a gift of an genuine autographed photographic portrait of FDR (originally given by the President to Congressman Clyde Ellis. )
While I was in the area I was able to present my newest program, “My Life Changer” which talks about FDR’s polio–how it struck, his rehabilitation and how it changed his life and philosophy. The program was enthusiastically received at three retirement communities in the Albany/Niskayuna, New York area. I have visited these communities numerous times and the residents are warm, inviting, attentive and knowledgeable. It is a joy to present here. I’m beginning to make contacts at retirement communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (my new home) and I look forward to meeting the wonderful seniors here, as well.
Now it’s time to enjoy the holiday season. I look forward to picking up my busy schedule in the new year. FDR will be “on the road” again, soon.