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Aug 13, 2008 05:20 PM

Oh Nooooo Not Julia

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  1. There have been rumors about it. Makes sense to me!

    1. That's awesome! One more reason Julia was so cool.

      1. Yes, I'd heard of this before:

        I believe that was how she met her husband, who also worked with the OSS.

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        1. re: MMRuth

          Yeah, I thought this was fairly common knowledge. Although some other people on that list may be eye-openers.

        2. It was always know that she did intelligence work. It always seemed that there was more to the story than was being told but that it often the case with that line of work.

          To paraphrase a pervious poster what a cool lady!

          And still very much missed.

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          1. re: Withnail42

            Pretty cool considering she didn't train at the CIA. Or did she??

            1. re: markabauman

              Is that a clever pun? <grin> The spy CIA was established after the war, I believe - the OSS was its precursor.

              1. re: MMRuth

                Well, sort of. Of course, she was of the OSS era. On the other hand, I used to enjoy when the CIA (the culinary one) would use in their TV series and books the concept of "Cooking Secrets" and other spylike references in their promotion.

              2. re: markabauman

                Julia in OSS in 1945... CIA (culinary) was established 1946... Coincidence? I think not... sounds like a conspiracy here. We just need to find the missing link. lol

            2. Another reason to love Julia (I admit I don't understand why the thread is titled the way it is).

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                1. re: pollymerase

                  let's retitle: yessssssssss! julia!

                  1. re: alkapal

                    Q. What was Julia Child's favorite apple?

                    A. Northern Spy

                    1. re: markabauman

                      i actually know (knew) personally two outstanding wonderfully intelligent and talented women who were in oss, esp. in italy. one, now deceased, was absolutely brilliant (and boy, did i learn stories...) and a current friend. they are superb exemplars of american patriots!

                      the esp. intriguing info was about james angleton, the "mole hunter" and a connection with aldrich ames via mexico.....

                      1. re: alkapal

                        Not to be confused with Diana Kennedy, the mole hunter

                          1. re: alkapal

                            Diana Kennedy - hunting mole the Mexican dish, rather than a mole in a spy organization.

                          2. re: markabauman

                            ok, thanks to mmruth (which is not showing up here), i get the kennedy "mole "reference.

                            yeah, i was talking about the bad "moles" in american intelligence... not the mexican concoction....

                        1. re: markabauman

                          <Q. What was Julia Child's favorite apple?

                          A. Northern Spy>
                          Heheheh... actually I think it was Ida Red.

                          Today would have been her 85th birthday. Happy Birthday, Julia!

                          1. re: ChefJune

                            Actually it would have been her 96th. Assuming I counted correctly.

                        2. re: alkapal

                          Thank you, I didn't under stand the title either. God bless this women for serving our country the way she did.