Anna Roosevelt Cowles was the older sister of United States President Theodore Roosevelt and the aunt of Eleanor Roosevelt. Her childhood nickname was Bamie, a derivative of bambina, but as an adult, her family began calling her "Bye" because of her tremendous on-the-go energy - (Hi Bamie, bye Bamie). Throughout the life of her brother, Theodore, she remained a constant source of emotional support and practical advice.
Teddy Roosevelt-----This circa 1885 photo of the young Roosevelt shows him after he had a bit of seasoning by hunting and trail-riding in the West. At age 27, though he wasn’t quite the robust, filled-out, plains-tested rough-rider he would be a few years later after immersing himself in the struggles of running a ranch. He was forever grateful and forever friends with Seth Bullock of Deadwood fame, and with the other westerners whose tutelage and support helped him survive and grow as a man.