"I guess I've
got my father's mouth and chin," she added. "Mother used to play
baseball with us, run with us and do everything. We had a good time. My dad was
a sailor," she boasted, "that's why I've always liked sea stories. He
carved a boat and put it in a bottle. I have it in the other room."
around the world 19 times," Zaharias observed.
times," she corrected.
"That's the promoter in me. But Babe taught me everything I know about
did?" she asked.
dear." She was as happy as a little girl with a new doll.
"George and I
started the Ladies' PGA in 1949," she explained. "I had this good golf
game, but nothing to play in. There were three or four tournaments a year, but
they'd come months apart. I was working most of the time, playing exhibitions,
but we wanted this tour. We had to have players. We felt if we could get out
and help some young players, we'd get them to play good so we could have
give them lessons. Then they got good." She sat up on the pillow."
'Forget the lessons, George,' I told him, 'they're getting tough.' "