Jack and Lem parading their masculinity by holding up little Bobby in the thirties.
Jack, Lem and fellow Choate ‘Mucker’ Rip Horton in the late thirties. Pose to die for.
I’m going on vacation tomorrow to Toronto, then on to Niagara Falls, then Boston (!) and finally Hyannis Port (!!). I promise I’ll return with plenty of pictures and Kennedy memorabilia :)
News of their oldest son’s death reached the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port on the afternoon of 13th August, 1944 (66 years today). After the initial shock, Rose took comfort in her religion. Joe Sr tried to be stoic, but it was clear to observers that the loss of his first-born son, on whom he’d pinned so many hopes, shook him to the core of his being. He never really got over it, sometimes choking up, even years later, at the very mention of Joe Jr’s name.
In a way, Jack never got over it, either. He wrote to Lem Billings, “I’m shadow-boxing in a match the shadow is always going to win.”
- Jack Kennedy: The Illustrated Life of a President by Chuck Wills (the most stunning book, I heavily recommend)
Young JFK is just beyond words.
You are disgustingly, amazingly attractive… I would most definitely claw my way back through the decades to find you (and your also genetically superior Bros).
The most adorable Bobby and Teddy starting their first day at Gibbs School in London, March 1st 1938.
The ‘Golden Trio’ racing their way through London prior to England declaring war on Germany.
I fully blame Jack’s political aspirations for destroying what I fondly know as ‘The Curls’. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again - curls get girls. I imagine they were briefly given the chance to breathe at night-times. If you can’t tell I’m having a full-on Jack Kennedy swoon fest right now.
If anybody has any photos of Jack circa thirties/forties (my favourite Jack era) then please let me know! I will pay you back with my soul. And eternal love.
You know when you get that feeling in your stomach, the wave of love/adoration? I’m getting it right now for this man. God, I love him, and he was SO BEAUTIFUL.
Oh, and hello there Dunker :)
Papa Joe, Mama Rose, Jack, Kick, Eunice, Pat, Bobby, Jean and Teddy pulling a range of faces on September 25th, 1935. Look at Bobby and Teddy’s knobbly knees!