The Kennedys: Dear Ros

I loved my day in Maryland so much —It made me happy for one whole week —It is only Thursday today—But I know the spell will carry over until tomorrow.

The author of the letter was Jackie Kennedy. Her escort in the Maryland countryside was the dashing Roswell Gilpatric, at the time Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy Administration. On the day of their excursion, June 7, 1963, John Kennedy was 3,000 miles away in California watching a demonstration of naval weaponry. The next day he would leave for Honolulu, all part...

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