Anna Eleanor Roosevelt came from a longtime
affluent New York family. She was a niece of Theodore Roosevelt,
26th President of the United States, and 6th cousin of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States,
who became her husband.
She was a shy child who experienced death at a
young age. Eleanor's Mother died when she was 8 and
she became an orphan, at the age of 10, with the
death of her Father.
Eleanor attended school in England when she was a teenager.
When life is too easy for us,
we must beware or we may not be
ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later
come to everyone,
rich or poor.