Reeve Lindbergh Biography
Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's children, grew up with her sister and three brothers in Connecticut, in a big rambling old house on Long Island Sound. She remembers that in the family everyone was always on the water, in the woods and fields of what was then still quite rural southern Connecticut, or writing.
Reeve was educated in Connecticut and at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After graduating in 1968, she moved to Vermont, where she has been raising her family, writing, teaching, and engaging in volunteer activities ever since.
She is the author of two family memoirs, No More Words and Under a Wing; two novels, Moving To The Country and The Names Of The Mountains; View From The Air, a poem presenting Charles Lindbergh's love of earth and sky, illustrated by photographs taken on her father's last flights as a pilot by nature and landscape photographer Richard W. Brown; an illustrated book of essays, View From The Kingdom, also created in collaboration with Brown; and a number of children's books, including Our Nest, On Morning Wings, The Circle of Days, What Is the Sun?, If I'd Known Then What I Know Now, There's a COW in the Road!, Grandfather's Lovesong, The Midnight Farm, Benjamin's Barn, and The Day The Goose Got Loose. She has also written Nobody Owns the Sky, an illustrated poem for children telling the story of pioneer African-American aviator Bessie Coleman, and new introductions to recent editions of two of her father's books, The Spirit of St. Louis and Autobiography of Values. She has also written the foreword to a number of books including Return to the Sea, Flying Free, and five editions of childrens' poetry anthology books which celebrate the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Shell Coast Poetry Festival in Lee County, Florida.
Honorary Chairman of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation since October 17, 2004, Reeve had served as President since 1995, Vice President since 1986, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Foundation's formation in 1977. In this work, she leads efforts to further her parents' vision for improving the quality of life through balance between nature and technology. Her other volunteer activities include various community organizations concerned with children, the arts, and support for handicapped individuals.
Reeve lives in an old farmhouse at the end of a dirt road near St. Johnsbury, Vermont, with her husband, Nathaniel Tripp, their children, and an assortment of animals.