What is it like, growing up in what some say was the most famous family of the twentieth century?
Reeve Lindbergh knows. She was born in 1945 to Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her father was “Lucky Lindy” the aviator who made history in 1927 as the first pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a solo flight.
But the famikly knew tragedy, too. Reeve’s older brother, Charles Jr., was just 20 months old when he was kidnapped from the family home and murdered in 1932. It was one of the most famous crimes of the century.
And still more notoriety came just before the U.S. entered World War II — Lindbergh was against getting into war, and some even accused him of being a Nazi sympathizer.
This was the environment Reeve Linbergh was born into.
I met her in 1998, when she wrote a memoir called “Under A Wing.”
So here now, from 1998, Reeve Lindbergh.
Reeve Lindbergh will be 75 in October. She lives in rural Vermont.