Another Day In Paradise
Smitty Grant taking in the view at Springwood, the Hyde Park, New York, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Oct. 2007 Photo by Joe the Cat
Today is one of those days.
Spring. The middle of April. Lovely weather, flowers in bloom, at least in Florida.
FDR died in Warm Springs, Georgia on this date in 1945. Fala howled in protest. There was much sadness and despair.
We suspect that FDR has since been tooling around the roads of the still-vast Roosevelt land holdings in Hyde Park in his Ford Phaeton. Why not? If you've ever been to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, you know it's paradise.
More of the view of the Hudson River, from the back of FDR's Hyde Park home, Springwood.
Sure, FDR is still up there, riding around with Fala at his side. There are picnics with lots of hot dogs, martinis (we've read FDR's were an acquired taste) and just lots of grand times.
The rear view of Top Cottage, FDR's idea of the perfect place to live.
So, a toast to FDR, one of the country's greatest presidents and people, a man who was there with ideas when his country sorely needed him. He's certainly entitled to his Hudson Valley bliss.
Here's to you, FDR, and your little dog, too.