I once remodeled a brownstone in Denver for my office. It was located across the street from the Molly Brown Museum. Molly was referred to as the “unsinkable Molly Brown” because she had been on the Titanic but survived. She was quite a woman. In the 1870s, she had established great wealth by discovering and mining silver and gold in Colorado. A saying attributed to her when she was in a difficult situation or under stress was, “I ain’t down yet.”
As I’ve mentioned before, I played a lot of golf with Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan, and she was good at the game. I would often watch her struggle, as we all do with that game, and think of Molly Brown’s saying as Jackie would pitch out of a sand trap or some other difficulty. Unlike Molly, Jackie never worked a day in her life. That was her cliche. Truth was, she could get in there and clean a horse stall or groom the horse with the best of them.
I write of that special woman, Jackie, in my book: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation — even crime.