“There are no grandchildren yet, though, and I’m somewhat bitter about that,” she joked, noting that a lot of her friends like to show off pictures of their grandchildren.
In her spare time, Rivers likes to scour garage sales and go antiquing. She juggles several books at a time, and as Michigan settles into autumn, she plans on doing some baking.
Now as she thinks back to her loss to Dingell, she’s somewhat thankful.
“It was a tough, tough loss; took me a while to come back from it. But I think I’m really comfortable now and [there] is a life after Congress. There are other things out there that are satisfying and fulfilling.”
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.