Jimmy Carter found himself in the White House as President following a tumultuous period of Watergate and international challenges. Although, he was not affiliated with my particular political party, he accomplished much I admired. His efforts in Human Rights, Middle East Peacemaking, work as a Washington DC outsider, non-political orientation as President, and as a challenger to the Soviet Union, earned my deep respect.
In 1995 he published a book of poetry titled Always a Reckoning. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as I often do, sent him a letter of praise, not expecting a reply. I also mention my intention to visit Plains, Georgia.
His surprising reply to me (attached), thanked me for my letter and said he looked forward to seeing me in Plaines. The letter was also initialed by his wife Roselyn.
Happy 99th Birthday, Jimmy!