Last week a lady ended her reminiscences of a U.S. President.
In a final installment in Collier's, Frances Perkins recalled the day she went to Franklin Roosevelt to urge him to accept her resignation as his Secretary of Labor, the post she had occupied for twelve years. It was the eve of his fourth inauguration:
"He had the grey color of a man who had long been ill. . . . He said: 'Frances, you can't go now. You mustn't put me to this. ... I can't think of anybody else, and I can't get used to anybody else.' "
So she stayed....