Audio clip: Mary Ann Reed

Mary Ann Reed recalls FDR's distinctive voice:

Mary Ann Reed: President Roosevelt's voice was very distinctive. He didn't sound like a Texan. (Laughs.) We were interested in his dog, Fala, the little Scottie that his wife had. And he was always, you know, he would give us a pep talk. He would always try to help the country, to keep morale high. Made us feel that we were a part of it, that our support important, and our sacrifices, which, you know, were negligible.

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