Brad Messer Commentary
Lucky Lindy Was a Cheater
When Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic alone he became an international media hero. Dozens of songs were written about him including a very popular one called Lucky Lindy.
We now find out he was luckier than 'most anyone knew. He had a terrific secret a secret, second family. Thirty years after his Atlantic solo, in 1957, Lindbergh began a 17-year romance with a woman in Germany. Together they had three children.
Back home in the USA, Lindy already had a wife and six kids.
Recent DNA tests prove the German kids were his.
This puts me in mind of another well-liked, well-known American Charles Kuralt. While supposedly happily married, doing those wonderful "On the Road" features for CBS, Kuralt maintained a mistress and second family for 29 years. Their existence in Montana didn't become known until after Kuralt's death.
Surprising who turns out to be cheaters.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.