Co-hosts at the gracious Jefferson Hotel for an elegant book party in honor of the launching of “My Father at 100: A Memoir” were Connie Milstein, her husband JC de La Haye Saint Hilaire, Tammy Haddad, Ted Greenberg, and Jon Meacham.
At the end of an interview conducted by the Pulitzer-Prize winning Jon Meacham, Ron Reagan, the 40th president’s son and author of the memoir, asked Mr. Meacham to please read aloud about the closing moments of his father’s life; words he had written but which proved too emotional for him to read himself:
“His eyes found the face of the woman who for more than half a century had formed the core of his private world. ‘I love you honey, I love you’ was all she could say. Was all she needed to say,” Meacham read from the book while a mesmerized and emotionally moved audience listened on.