So far, 60 boxes of books and fabric (and hats!) have been trucked down to what will be the Charles Nolan Library at the High School of Fashion Industries. Forty or 50 to go. And we haven’t even started bubblewrapping the knickknacks.


Another speculative drug stock. Guru thinks it could be $5 within a year, so I bought a bunch yesterday at $2.55. Guru is often but not always right. So only with money you can truly afford to lose.


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I have no recollection of Harry Truman. Dwight Eisenhower was the President of my youth though our family would have preferred Adlai Stevenson.

Two years into his presidency, Ike wrote his brother Edgar this remarkable letter. The section most often quoted . . .

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.

. . . but it’s worth reading the whole thing, in context. If only to imagine how these brothers managed not to kill each other when they met at family reunions. But also for its thoughtfulness and parallels to today.


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