Reeve Lindbergh

The Taber Museum held its monthly Society Program on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at which Meg Geffken, oral interpreter, allowed 31 guests to ‘Meet Reeve Lindbergh’, a retired Vermont school teacher, author of children’s books, and the youngest child of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Meg Geffkin

Using Reeve’s memoir Under a Wing (1998), No More Words: A Journal of My Mother (2001), Forward From Here: Leaving Middle Age- and Other Unexpected Adventures (2008), and Two Lives (2018), Meg Geffken related the story of Reeve and her family, recounting her father’s historic transatlantic flight and the kidnapping of her older brother, whom she never knew. She provided a fascinating to dive into the private lives of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Charles would call in his five surviving children and list their indiscretions, indicating that it was contributing to the fall of Western Civilization. They did not talk about the kidnapping of their oldest child, only talking about the kidnapping after the Lindbergh children heard of it in school. There is conjecture that Lindbergh may have staged the kidnapping because Charles, Jr., may have had a birth defect. He fathered seven other children in Europe, with three different women.

Meg Geffken portrays a number of women from history including Queen Victoria, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Beatrix Potter and Marilyn Monroe.

The Lecture Series combines the Sunday afternoon programs with Thursday morning Coffee Hours.