love this! she wouldn't smile because her teeth weren't in - ha ha! Dress was given to her by Mrs. R. W. Johnson - silk taffeta, pinkThe Mrs. Johnson she's referring to is Evelyn, the third wife Robert Wood Johnson II, the son of the founder of Johnson & Johnson, and the Chairman of the Board for years. My dad extensively landscaped their “Longleat” estate in Princeton, New Jersey. The original landscaping was unremarkable, and Mrs. Johnson was looking for something extraordinary. My dad worked there for years, and I often went with him to help – more effectively in later years than earlier. My brother Scott also went, I believe. We knew Mr. Johnson as “General Johnson”; I met him a few times, and he was nice enough. Mrs. Johnson I met quite a few times, and she was always delightful to be around; she obviously enjoyed having kids around. She worked closely with my dad on the entire landscaping project, and both she and General Johnson were very generous with my folks. A gift of Johnson & Johnson stock partly financed their retirement.
Friday, September 2, 2016
More memories ... from my mom's photo collection.