A brush with a brush with fame…

My Aunt Kathy prompted a historical find…

The link is to a story in the New Yorker about finding papers related to Eisenhower’s farewell speech — in particular the speech that coined the phrase “military industrial complex”.

Kathy’s father was a speechwriter for Eisenhower and kept some of his papers in his lake cabin in northern MN.  I’ve been to the cabin several times — it’s a wonderful old place, just like you’d imagine a lake cabin.

In the boathouse, there were boxes of her father’s papers – she decided they needed to see what was in there.  What they found was the notes, drafts and research leading up to Eisenhower’s speech.

So, my cousins’ mom is part of history — neat!

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