Wednesday 21 February 2018

Dear jackie . . .

"I know that you hate the whole state of Texas. I do to. I wish I lived in Washington, DC. Where I could maybe see you standing on your porch. I am determined to move there as soon as I can. I would feel safer there." -- Jane Dryden, aged 11, who wrote to Jackie every week for six months

"I realise the utter futility of words at such a time, but the world of civilisation shares the poignancy of this monumental tragedy. As a former comrade in arms, his death kills something within me." -- General MacArthur

"Dear Mrs Kennedy I am sorry he is dead." -- Tony Davis, aged 7

"Dear Mrs Kennedy, Since this is the first picture of our girl-boy twins, my husband and I thought it would be nice to send you a picture, as the babies were named after you and your late husband. Jacqueline Lee -- 5 lbs, 11 ozs -- John FitzGerald -- 7 lbs, 14 ozs -- were born Feb. 15th 1964. They are getting along just fine now as you can see, although we almost lost John in March. I'm sure they'll be proud of having your names, as we are." -- Lillian Watson from New York state who is now 77, was five months pregnant with twins when JFK was assassinated. She was part of a military family and very patriotic. When the twins were born, they were named after the Kennedys.

Irish Independent

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