Brooms over shoulders, Jere,‚in slacks and sandals, leading her troop of one excitable 8 year old,‚sporting a world war 1 style campaign hat. The comical, intentionally farcical, military march is a clue. A remnant of a few of Jere’s earlier‚ contradictions on parade today.
A clipping of Jere as a WAC in London during world war II. from some LIFE magazine, I think, captioned “the handsomest WAC in London averaging two dinner invitations per day.” A note and signed photograph from Roddy MacDowell, who acted in Lassie Come Home, Eric Knight’s masterwork. And still more letters yet to be bound. Memories of nights in Greenwich Village. Of visits to Polish painters and malt scotch. Oh, its never all there, of course. But enough of it is. And there J