Note: One of my favorite movies as a young teen was "A Man CalledPeter," about the life & ministry of Presbyterian minister PeterMarshall. Of course to my young mind it didn't hurt that thelead role was played by the actor, Richard Todd, who was alsoRobin Hood AND Rob Roy in those Walt Disney movies. He had awonderful Scottish accent. I was very into my church as well asall things Scottish. When visiting Washington, DC, on anextended trip up the east coast, my grandparents took me toevery conceivable tourist attraction. the capitol had to offerWe toured all the sites & memorials including up the WashingtonMonument, visited our elected Rep. & Senator for passes to theirchambers, and saw the Smithsonian & the DAR Headquarters. Weshopped for clothes til I needed another suitcase, the start ofmy beloved Amelia Earhart luggage. Here we bought my first pairof high heels. We even toured the White House which individualscould still do in those days . (The evening streets weresafe, filled with strolling tourists, too.) After all thesight-seeing, on our last day there before leaving for NYC mygrandfather asked if there were Anything I still wanted to do.Yes, I replied to his amazement, "I'd like to visit the New YorkAvenue Presbyterian Church where Peter Marshall preached." Hehailed a cab and off we went.Jean Peters' role in "A Man Called Peter" was so different fromthe parts of her youth. Here she was the woman every mothermight hope her daughter would become, warm & attractive yet fullof character and dignity, a dedicated wife yet one with backbone& spunk. Her character was a role model for many in mygeneration. She seemed to follow through on that character inreal life as she maintained a dignified silence about her formerhusband, Howard Hughes, & their marriage despite being urged bythe media to air intimate details for profit. Hats off to her.--AGP
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