Skip to comments.Eleanor Roosevelt’s Passionate Love Letters To Lorena Hickok
Posted on 12/22/2013 8:45:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv
The First Lady, who was born on October 11, 1884, became a subject of controversy when people suspected she was romantically involved with journalist Lorena Hick Hickok. While the two never publicly addressed their relationship, their letters did nothing to dispel rumors.
1. March 5, 1933: Eleanor to Hick, on the first evening after FDRs inauguration
Hick my dearest
I cannot go to bed tonight without a word to you. I felt a little as though a part of me was leaving tonight. you have grown so much to be a part of my life that it is empty without you, even though Im busy every minute.
[details of day deleted]
Oh! darling. I hope on the whole you will be happier for my friendship. I felt I had brought you so much discomfort and hardship today & almost more heartache than you could bear & I dont want to make you unhappyAll my love I shall be saying to you over thought waves in a few minutes.
Good night my dear one Angels guard thee God protect thee My love enfold thee All the night through
Always yours ER
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Ewwww... a historic ewwww, though.
now we see why Hillary Rodham believed she was channeling ER
ER was telling her “Destroy your letters”
Is this progressive code for prayer?
This is how DESTRUCTIVE the gay pride movement is. There is nothing in that particular letter that could not be attributed to the flowery discourse often found even between mere friends in that historical era. Now we question everyone’s relationship.
I think it’s progressive code for rubbing one out at bedtime
My....what a lovely couple.
I can see why they would be attracted to each other
read the rest of the letters and get back yo me
I agree. Eleanor Roosevelt had a lot of misery in her life. Why can’t she, retrospectively, be allowed to have had an innocent friendship that brought her some happiness.
I agree with you. As would anyone who has ever read Dracula.
Exactly. That's just how women wrote in an earlier time before gay apologists tried to turn everything gay-- including historical figures like David/Johnathan, Shakespeare, and Lincoln. To buy into this without any real, corroborating evidence is to be a historically ignorant dupe.
These is the same type of crap the turdburglar lobby tried to use to convince people that Lincoln was secretly on the DL as well.
From another letter
I wish I could lie down beside you tonight & take you in my arms.
Ok, that’s a bit weird.
Men...golf, bowl, drink, play cards...They're rarely leaners...they stand or fall.
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