“I think all of us who knew Jean felt the way Archie did when he said goodbye to Edith,” he said.
During the remaining seventeen months of his presidency, he was completely dependent upon his wife Edith and a few close aides.
Edith was a fascinating character, at once a strict fundamentalist and a sophisticated, warm-hearted aesthete.
fem. proper name, Old English Eadgyð, from ead "wealth, prosperity, happiness" + guð "war." A fairly common name; it survived through the Middle Ages, probably on the popularity of St. Eadgyð of Wilton (962-84, abbess, daughter of King Edgar of England), fell from favor 16c., was revived in fashion 19c.