His Oval Office radio addresses were famously labeled “fireside Chats” and he called listening citizens “my friends.”
The day before the reorganized banks were to reopen, FDR spoke to the American people in the first of his “fireside chats”.
His fireside chats brought his reassuring “radiogenic” voice to millions of Americans still suffering from the Great Depression.
In his fireside Chats, FDR spoke to some 60 million or more Americans as if he were confiding frankly to a single friend.
Are there robes and fireside chats with goblets of sherry, that sort of thing?No, ha, nothing quite so effete.
Don't you think I am nice enough to have a fireside of my very own?
Why shouldn't we make one fireside of it, and marry each other?'
And fireside happiness is less important than the meeting of an obligation!
There was a sergeant, reading, in one of the fireside groups.
Thus the two women talked the evening away, and were by no means sorry to be at their own fireside.