Business & Finance: Amusement

A dozen years ago Joseph P. Kennedy, Boston Irish boy just turning his 20's loved to hear Sweet Adeline. The song was the favorite of Boston's recent (1906-07, 1910-14) Mayor, John Francis Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald would sing it in the front parlor of his folksy white home in Dorchester, Boston suburb. Young Kennedy, outside on the porch hammock would give ear and, with him, Rose Fitzgerald. Or while her father's heart pined for "Adeline," they would stroll into Franklin Park, past the monkey house toward the quiet place of the bear pits. Rose...

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