Celebrations with President Nelson Mandela are filled with food for the soul. In their first meeting, Wendeen joined members of City Hall in welcoming President Mandela to the Gracie Mansion lawn. They followed up with a chat in the Mayor’s Library.
Five years later, in South Africa, the mighty Mandela showed humility, friendship, and love of country to Wendeen. Now she recalls her one day education at the side of Mr. Mandela, learning the true blessings of freedom from a man who has truly appreciated its meaning.