Julia C. Tobey

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Julia C. Tobey

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When Julia C. Tobey (a/k/a Judy) first met Vice Admiral John L. McCrea, she never dreamed she would one day edit his memoirs. When he started to pay court to her widowed mother in 1962, she regarded him with suspicion. He was 71 at the time and an admiral, a title holding member of the military industrial complex. She was a college student who fancied herself as a ‘60s flower child. But he treated her mother like a queen, and as she got to know him and heard his amazing stories, she warmed to him. They grew closer over shared an interest in music, and his appreciation of her struggles as a beginning cellist. By the time Judy became the Admiral’s stepdaughter, she thought he was a wonderful addition to the family.

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According to John McCrea, FDR’s naval aide, President Roosevelt was typically light-hearted and full of good cheer. He liked people and went out of his way to show his interest in them. He loved to banter and joke with his associates and enjoyed a good laugh ove...

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