The Inauguration

January 17, 1961 envelope

January 17, 1961 envelope

Letter transcription:

January 17, 1961

January 17, 1961

January 17, 1961

Dear David

Thank you for the interesting cards and the map you marked for me. I am indeed glad to see some of the things you see every day. They all look most wonderful, and I know you [are] enjoying your interesting life there.

You know, David, I don’t believe I can watch the inauguration. I suppose I will have to accept facts, along with everybody, but I still find it hard to do.

I am happy for dear old Ike, that is he will be relieved of a heavy burden, which I should think is becoming too heavy for his years, but I am thankful we have had him for eight years.

It is nice you can be home again for a while.


Ruth Myers

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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2 thoughts on “The Inauguration

  1. davidmadison1942

    Kennedy’s Inaugural turned out to be so iconic (“Ask not what your country can do for you…”), I hope she did watch it. I don’t even remember if I did.


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