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John Jr. at Jackie and Jack’s grave site - May 1994

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   I think Caroline looks like Jack and JFK Jr looks like Jackie, but I think Caroline has her mothers personality and JFK Jr has his dad's personality. I think thats funny.   

I don’t know much about their personalities. Perhaps the way Caroline really values her privacy. Caroline also comes off very peaceful and graceful and there’s just a sweetness about her. I don’t know how to put it… I’m not very articulate lol. I can see some of JFK in JFK Jr. in the way they were both so adventurous, charismatic, and eloquent. I also like to think JFK Jr. was a great deal like JFK during his youth. I’ve only read bits and pieces about JFK Jr. and he reminds me of his father from what I’ve read. I read a book about 2-3 years ago called Reckless Youth (one of my top 5 fav books on JFK) and goodness was he wild. And JFK Jr. is a Sagittarius (idk if you’re into astrology, but it’s so fun to read about! lol), and they tend to be very adventurous and stubborn, yet very bright and charismatic. I forgot which book or documentary I must have heard this from, but someone spoke about how JFK Jr. had the kind of charisma his father had. The way JFK Jr. would be able to walk into a room and have all eyes on him without really trying. And maybe it did have to do with the fact that he was JFK Jr., but he was so nice to look at and he seemed very humble and an overall great guy. I think it has a lot to do with the way Jackie raised him and Caroline. They could have easily grown up to be snobby kids, who’d justify their snobbishness by the weight their name carried, but he was just your regular guy, who enjoyed riding his bicycle to work and walking his dog in his sweats and beanie. Speaking of him actually makes him sad. Sometimes much more sad than when I think of his father. Not trying to compare the two or say one’s passing was worse than the other one’s, but it’s just all so tragic and heartbreaking. Brings me back to about 2 years ago when I saw JFK Jr.’s assistant on Anderson and she started crying while talking about packing all his stuff. And there’s always that part of me that wants to just remember him as the little kid. So darn cute with his little bowl cut and red pants. Such a sweety. Hm. 

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‘To An Athlete Dying Young’ - A.E Housman (1896)

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl’s.

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. (22) at his graduating from Brown University in 1983  with a bachelor’s degree in History. It was a big media happening.

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ladyfalcon:

caroline whispers something to her daddy as john-john lead the troops to the candy store

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John John learns to ride a horse, summer of 1963.

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ladyfalcon:

presidential tuck-in

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youngfirstlady:

Young John Kennedy Jr. rides his bicycle near his summer home in Hyannis Port, on his way to the beach on September 4, 1972. 


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youngfirstlady:

Jackie with John John on the porch of their Georgetown home, 3017 N Street, June 17, 1964

“Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the president’s widow? There’s something so final about it. And the children. The world is pouring terrible adoration at the feet of my children and I fear for them. How can I bring them up normally? We would never have named John after his father if we had known…”

Jacqueline Kennedy

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The JFK’s

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JFK adored his energetic little namesake.

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Jackie with John John on the porch of their Georgetown home, 3017 N Street, June 17, 1964

"Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the president’s widow? There’s something so final about it. And the children. The world is pouring terrible adoration at the feet of my children and I fear for them. How can I bring them up normally? We would never have named John after his father if we had known…"

Jacqueline Kennedy

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Young John Kennedy Jr. rides his bicycle near his summer home in Hyannis Port, on his way to the beach on September 4, 1972. 


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