Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter reached the age of 96 today, the second longest lived First Lady, behind Bess Truman.
Sadly, in the past few months, it has been revealed that Rosalynn Carter is in early dementia, but it has been reported that she has good days, and that she and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, spend many hours together holding hands, in the longest marriage of any Presidential couple, more than 77 years!
They are the model of a Presidential couple, and both are so decent and kind, a model for other Presidents and First Ladies!
Jimmy Carter, despite being in hospice for six months, is still mentally alert, although physically more sick, but he is still as intellectual as ever. He has chosen to remain at home, rather than in a hospital, so he can be near his wife, who he first met when Rosalynn was a few days old, as Carter’s mother, “Ms. Lillian”, who was a nurse, delivered Rosalynn Smith!
Carter is often considered to be possibly the most intellectual, brightest and highest IQ President, or certainly among the top few, alongside Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams!
The couple is an inspiration at a time of the horrendous corruption and venality of Donald Trump, and Jimmy Carter is just 44 days away from reaching age 99!
It is certain that no President in the future will surpass his age accomplishment, and his historical reputation is rising, including his amazing post Presidency, nearing 43 years, certainly the most accomplished and admirable of any President!
May Jimmy Carter reach his 100th birthday on October 1, 2024, and with his First Lady at his side!