• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

2009 News Release Archive

Did You Know?

Bess Wallace wearing short string of pearls, pin on right shoulder. Credit: National Park Service

During their courtship, Harry wrote to Bess, “When I was very young I set a certain young lady up as my ideal and she’s still it, and will always be whether she wants to be or not, and you know who she was, is, and eternally will be.”