Another interesting anecdote surfaced during my Internet trawling in the form of a letter from a young girl as follows :
"I was a little girl in Georgia when Susan Hayward married a Georgia man. He had a public Meet and Greet for her.
They lifted her up on a make-shift stage. I was dressed in a frilly dress but I climbed up a sandy bank in behind the stage. When they lifted her up she was facing the back of the stage and she saw me. To my surprise, she walked over and took my chin in her hand, lifting my face to hers. She said 'What a pretty little girl you are!' They called her and she waved and said 'Goodbye'. I never forgot."
What a wonderful memory to have of our dear Susan.
Love this 'memory'..Trish. I can just see Susan's warm smile and what it must have meant to this little girl.
That's a nice story, Trish, and I don't recall ever hearing it. Thanks
Oh, Trish--what a wonderful, wonderful story.......magical!
If I had been that little girl, I would have risen to a cloud, taking that special memory out, every day, to cherish and feel the warmth of that beautiful smile........
Love this story and,like Lynn,I would cherish that moment the rest
of my days. I don't know what a MEET AND GREET would entail and I wonder
if Susan,with her private nature,enjoyed it. However,I have read in several
books that Susan would have liked to have had a daughter and if true, I
think she surely would have been attracted to this little girl. I have to
admit that when she remarried in 57'-I was a fan and a teenager then-I
hoped she would add to her family. Now it's not unusual for women to have
children in their late thirties and early forties, but not so much back
in the day. Anyway,I would imagine that when her grandaughter Nadia was
born,she must have been pleased! Maybe,Tim will comment on this sometime.