These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age. (Oh, my, God, I'm 65!) I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live just outside Chicago, the best city in the world. I'm an aunt and a friend. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Happy birthday to my all-time idol
I look at this photo from her sweet sixteen summer, on vacation with her father in Hot Springs, VA. She has yet to meet (then) Lt. John F. Kennedy. The decade of fame and glory, as well as the adversity (his near-death back surgery, her 5 difficult pregnancies, his assassination and state funeral) are all ahead of her.*
I look in her eyes and wonder, did this very private young girl really want us all to know her?
*Really, she married JFK in 1953 and buried him in 1963. What an amazing, exhausting decade that was for this lady.
Posted by The Gal Herself at 7/28/2019 09:40:00 AM 2 comments:
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