Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Who is Holly Petraeus? by Adriana Velez at CaféMom.com
Who Is Holly Petraeus? The Scorned General's Wife Isn't All She Seems
Posted by Adriana Velez on November 14, 2012 http://www.cafemom.com/group/107447/forums/read/17577096/Smarter_Mom_Handling_The_Not_So_Perfect_Trip?prism_id=146665&utm_medium=sem2&utm_campaign=prism&utm_source=outbrain&utm_content=1668.2822
As the Petraeus sex scandal continues to spiral, there's one person I keep wondering about: David's wife of 37 years, Holly Petraeus. How is she taking this scandal? Is she furious, heartbroken -- is she surprised? Did she ever suspect her husband was fooling around?
You've seen the photos of Holly: A grandmotherly woman with a gray bob and swept bangs, almost always smiling, glasses perched on her nose. She reminds me of oatmeal cookies -- sweet, wholesome, and a little old-fashioned. But dainty? Forget it. Behind that kind smile is a woman made of iron. She's an Army wife. Not just an Army wife, but a four-star General's wife who's managed to forge her own path and identity.
Holly is what they call military royalty. Her father is retired four-star General William Knowlton, formerly the superintendent of the United States Military Academy when Petraeus was a cadet there. He also served as a NATO commander. Holly's ancestors fought in the Civil War, Spanish American War, and the Indian Wars.
She met David as a student when she was visiting her family from Dickinson College… http://www.cafemom.com/group/107447/forums/read/17577096/Smarter_Mom_Handling_The_Not_So_Perfect_Trip?prism_id=146665&utm_medium=sem2&utm_campaign=prism&utm_source=outbrain&utm_content=1668.2822
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