The Roosevelt Connection

One of my favorite stories about my great-grandfather John Dye is when he became acquiatnted with President Franklin Roosevelt.   The President was aboard the U.S.S. Houston in 1934, conducting a world-wide tour of U.S. naval facilities and visited arguably the most strategic of naval bases at Pearl Harbor.  The President sent his assistant, Mr. Forester to Honolulu for some candy, which brought Mr. Forester to Ellen Dye Candies in downtown Honolulu.  When John found out who the candies were for, he loaded up Mr. Forester with not only a bountiful collection of sweets, but also a collection of poems John had written.  The rest as they say is history.

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