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america-runs-on-kennedy:

Attention Kennedy fandom!!

Okay so a great idea has come about between and-ask-why-not and me! We decided to make “Kennedy fandom” T shirts for everyone in the fandom and we will send them to anyone who wants one. Then we will send all of the collected money to the JFK library. Like a fundraiser!…

tags → #Very cool idea! 
sophieandbrianna:

Jackie signing a notepad for a little girl’s request of her autograph. Everything about this is adorable!

sophieandbrianna:

Jackie signing a notepad for a little girl’s request of her autograph. Everything about this is adorable!

(Source: cortanas)

Jacqueline Kennedy Story Time (the promised Birthday edition)

sophieandbrianna:

1. During one of the Kennedy outings on the yacht, Jackie was invited for the sail and lunch. Eunice made the picnic basket and began handing out thick peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to everyone. Jackie hated jelly and her disgust was purely evident as Eunice handed her one dripping with jelly…

thosekennedys:

"I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came." -President John F. Kennedy (1962)

"The day Jack Kennedy fell for Jackie Bouvier is the day he lost all hope of ever completely love another women. Sure he had the affairs, but they didn't mean anything to him. Once they both fell for each other, it was Jack and Jackie Kennedy from then on, those two, together, were unstoppable and pure mystic' -Kennedy Administration Campaign Worker I think this is a very beautiful quote about them.
Anonymous

I love this quote, so beautiful, I’m pretty sure I cried a little when I read it the first time.

I really hate it when they talk about JFK's affairs that they call it love affairs, come on he had already problems to love a women, in my opinion the only women he ever loved was Jackie, and many close friends have said the same, Like Ted said on Caroline's marriage: 'Jack's only love'. I also hate it that some books exaggerate his affairs, okay he had affairs, but there is a limit. Like Paul Fay said: 'it's been oh so exaggerated over the years, and his love for Jackie was so outstanding'
Anonymous

I agree, it’s like that telephone game I used to play as a kid. Someone would whisper something in your ear and then you’d pass it down the line, by the time the last person said it out loud it went from, “I like apples,” to “I wish I had a pear.” Most of the affairs are rumors, so we really should treat them as that.

I have not read yet the book All too human, but the title I think sums up the kind of relationship the President and his wife shared. They were like us: a mystery to everyone else, sometimes to themselves, close and remote, and so on....
Anonymous

I agree, no one can truly understand their relationship, only those two can, but I do believe they loved each other.

Do you think that quote is positive about their relationship or negative?
Anonymous

In my opinion it’s positive. To me it says they were a lot alike, and only they could truly understand each other.

lancer-lace:

"The thing about him was the extraordinary sense he gave to being alive. This makes his death so grotesque and unbelievable. No one had such vitality of personality." -Arthur Schlesinger Jr., 1963

lancer-lace:

"The thing about him was the extraordinary sense he gave to being alive. This makes his death so grotesque and unbelievable. No one had such vitality of personality." -Arthur Schlesinger Jr., 1963

tags → #JFK 
Do you mean like he didn't like to show Public Display of Affection, but it wasn't like that when they were in private?
Anonymous

Well if they’re in private then it would not be a public display of affection.

'They were so much alike. Even the names—Jack and Jackie: two halves of a single whole. They were both actors and they appreciated each other’s performance.' -Lem Billings What do you think he meant with this?
Anonymous

When they were out in public they put on an act for everyone around them. They were both very private and would never show their true selves to just anyone. So at parties and in public situations, they both put on an act. I hope that helps…

lancer-lace:

Reporter: “If you were to have a son, would you encourage a political career for him?”

Senator Kennedy: “Yes! And I hope if I had a daughter I might encourage her to play some part, I don’t think it should be confined to men only.  I would, definitely. I would hope he would grow up to be, if not a politician, in a sense devoting all his time, I would hope that whatever he did do then he would have some sense of responsibility for what went on.”

John F. Kennedy Jr. watching a clip of father talking about the potential of his children being involved in politics. 

John F. Kennedy, and his fiance Jacqueline Bouvier, photographed the summer before their wedding, c.1953

Jacqueline Kennedy playing on the beach with her daughter Caroline, c. 1959.

Jacqueline Kennedy playing on the beach with her daughter Caroline, c. 1959.

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