Ida Saxton Mckinley
Carnation" Ida and William McKinley took the red carnation as their good luck symbol. They had arranged a sign between them, when in a crowd or separated, he would touch the flower in his lapel and then gesture his hand toward her. The gesture meant ¬ìI love you Ida.¬î On the day of his assassination, he gave his carnation to a little girl who was crying. His luck had left him, but her love never would.
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