in 1993, jfk: reckless youth was my favorite kennedy docudrama of all time. it starred patrick dempsey.
last may, at the biographers conference, i met the author, rushed him in a side hallway and gushed, "omg, i LOVED your book."
we talked on the phone for twenty minutes yesterday. his first question was "remind me, oline, have we ever met in the flesh?"
ever one to tell the truth at the expense of making myself look a fool, i said, "yes, we have. i'm that girl who cornered you at the conference last year." and he said, "oh yes, the one with the red hair who loved patrick dempsey."
when burvil heard i was getting my hair did, she counseled that red hair was a good thing. because "people always remember redheads." as she always is, burvil was right. they do.