This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV

By Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer began his reporting occupation in Texas while he was once slightly sufficiently old to shop for a lager, joined CBS information in 1969, and have become one of many few correspondents ever to have lined all 4 significant Washington beats: the White condominium, the Pentagon, the nation division, and Capitol Hill. over the last 4 a long time, he is obvious it all-and now he is sharing the after-hours stories basically his colleagues recognize.

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Yet as an grownup, I had most likely been in that local not more than or thrice. i used to be nonetheless using my outdated Triumph activities vehicle, and it had turn into any such ruin by way of this time that I had borrowed my mother’s motor vehicle on that afternoon. The Triumph hadn’t been more than enough to force Lee Harvey Oswald’s mom to Dallas, and that i wasn’t approximately to force it into Westover Hills. The Carters’ domestic was once a stunning Georgian mansion, and the girl George Ann sought after me to fulfill was once the daughter of her next-door neighbor Neville Penrose, a widely known citadel worthy civic chief and a fixture in nation Democratic politics. Penrose used to be a colourful personality who had run away as to Mexico, the place, between different issues, he were two times captured via the Mexican innovative Pancho Villa. He had spent a long time in Mexico ahead of finally settling in citadel worthy, the place he turned a winning businessman. I knew him by way of popularity and due to his paintings in politics, and his daughter became out to be a lovable blonde named Pat who had all started writing a society column on the Star-Telegram whereas i used to be away in Vietnam. Her aunt had heard me provide considered one of my Vietnam lectures, and on a lark, Pat had requested George Ann to introduce us. If there relatively is love in the beginning sight, we should have stuck it. Pat and that i went to dinner that evening at a bit Italian eating place on castle Worth’s west aspect, the place as young children we had either long past to devour time and again with our mom and dad. She cherished information up to I did, and we talked lengthy into the evening approximately Vietnam and politics and the courthouse. It should have been an exceptional dialog. 3 weeks later, we made up our minds to get married and, so we'd always remember it, set the date for April 15, source of revenue tax day. We have been married on that date in a small rite at Ridglea Presbyterian Church. Pat had gained plane tickets to Acapulco in a big gamble and we flew there for our honeymoon. It was once an trip to recollect. at the moment evening, a minor earthquake rattled the chandeliers in our inn. (Yes, we inspiration the earth moved. ) at the 3rd day, Pat nearly drowned. We were bodysurfing off the seashore whilst a major wave swamped her and left her bikini most sensible round her ankles. rather than swimming, she started groping for her best and went below. i used to be guffawing so difficult, I didn’t discover she was once in difficulty until eventually seashore boys raced via me, dived into the wave, fished her out and taken her to shore. 3 weeks later, again in fortress worthy, i found I had gotten smaller hepatitis from consuming Acapulco shellfish, and spent the subsequent six weeks in mattress. yet at thirty-five years and counting, we’re nonetheless married. after we received during the honeymoon, the remainder used to be effortless. As 1967 got here to a detailed, we had bought a small apartment and Pat had grew to become it into the prettiest domestic I had ever noticeable. simply because i used to be thirty and she or he was once twenty-eight (old for newlyweds in these days), we needed to begin a kinfolk instantly. It was once a great time for us, yet in Vietnam, the warfare used to be going badly and casualties persevered to upward thrust. so much nights, i might start the inside track with one other grim record from Vietnam.

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