President Kennedy and the First Lady at a dinner with President Mateos in Mexico, 1962.
Jackie and Caroline in Ravello, august 1962.
President Kennedy and the First Lady at the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, November 22, 1963.
Footage from Oliver Stone’s JFK
The moment Jackie taught her son how to salute his father.
“Jackie was teaching him how to salute, and I made movies of that. He learned how to salute under my camera.”
Footage by Cecile W. Stoughton
[Jackie] begged him to promise her that he would never fly his own plane. After all, she reminded him, his Kennedy relatives had been dying in plane crashes at the rate of one every seven years for the past fifty years. “Please don’t do it,” Jackie said. ‘There have been too many deaths in the family already. Please promise.” “I promise,” John assured his mother. But John was already secretly signed up to take flying lessons. In order to keep this activity from his mother, he had obtained flight insurance through the Kennedy family business office in Rockefeller Center, rather than through his mother’s insurance broker. His promise not to fly was a falsehood, motivated by the desire of a loving son to set his mother’s mind at rest.
— Farewell, Jackie by Edward Klein
photo source: JFK Library
“I read a lot when I was little, much of which was too old for me. There were Chekhov and Shaw in the room where I had to take naps, and I never slept but sat on the windowsill reading, then scrubbed the soles of my feet so the nurse would not see I had been out of bed. My heroes were Byron, Mowgli, Robin Hood, Little Lord Fauntleroy’s grandfather, and Scarlett O’Hara.”
— Jacqueline Kennedy; Farewell, Jackie by Edward Klein
There cannot ever be another Jackie — her singularity is what made her sui generis, unique. But this should not discourage us. Instead, we can study Jackie’s life and the choices she made at each turn, as student, young mother, first lady, widow, and working woman, and work to make our own lives the best they can be. This, after all, is true Jackie Style.
— Pamela Keogh
She was a remarkable mother, the way she spoke and engaged the children.
- Sue Wilson