- Jan 24, 2017
When she got back to Washington, she became quite the “party” girl of her day so much so that Grant and Julia decided to send her to Europe when she was 16, and the rest, as we say, is history.
I do like what the Headmistress says in terms of "no child could be unhurt by such attentions as she received". It make so much sense to me that too much attention is almost as bad as not enough attention. Either one has its pitfalls, but both can be extremely damaging to a child. It's interesting to note, even in the current climate, famous people whose children we are aware of and those we aren't. I'd say those thrust into the limellight with their parents are often going to come off worse for all the attention they receive (and some of it can be very negative).
It could be Nellie just didn't like being away from her very close family, too.
History, indeed, @DBF .