Thursday, October 27, 2011

My New Favourite Rockefeller

Industriously Works on a Shawl for War Sufferers.
Special to The New York Times.

HOT SPRINGS, Va., Nov. 12. -John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is knitting a shawl of heavy wool. Knitting is a new accomplishment for Mr. Rockefeller. He had never tried it until las night, when he was sitting in the lobby of the Homestead Hotel with his wife, W. H. Cheesebrough, Mrs. Richard Perkins, and Mrs. N. W. Chadwick, the women knitting, as most of them here are constantly doing. Somebody suggested that inasmuch as the Rockefeller Foundation is giving large sums for relief of the war suffers, the men might as well help with the work. Needles and yarn were produced and Mr. Chesebrough made a feeble attempt. Mr. Rockefeller, however, went at the work with spirit, soon got the hang of it, and persevered for two hours. Tonight he was continuing and had about a yard done.

-The New York Times, November 13, 1914

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