By Tom Carson
She was once born through the Jazz Age and grew up in Paris and the yankee Midwest after her father’s dying at the polo box and her mother’s later suicide. As a tender conflict reporter, she waded ashore on Omaha seashore and witnessed the liberation of Dachau. She spent the Nineteen Fifties hobnobbing in Hollywood with Marlene Dietrich and Gene Kelly. She went to West Africa as an Ambassador’s spouse because the New Frontier dawned. She comforted a distraught Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington, D.C., because the Vietnam conflict became a quagmire. And this present day? this present day, it’s June 6, 2006: Pamela Buchanan Murphy Gerson Cadwaller’s eighty-sixth birthday. With a few asperity, she’s looking ahead to a congratulatory cellphone name from the President of the us. Brother, is he ever going to get a section of her brain.
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