From Jackie to Joansie :)
Apr. 28, 1969, “Dearest Joansie - Here is your beautiful picture. Your hair is so lovely & that is my favorite evening dress of all the ones I’ve seen you wear. I loved talking to you. XO Jackie”
Sargent Shriver’s letter to Peter Lawford regarding Peter & Pat’s separation :
Dear Peter, I may be the last - or perhaps the only one in “the family” - to write you saying how sorry I am personally at the turn of events involving you and Pat. But I am and always have been fond of you, appreciative of your kindness and sensitivity, and hopeful that somehow, some way, you and Pat could get back together. Maybe that will still happen, despite everything. You can be sure of one thing : I hope so. But I didn’t want this week to pass without telling you I am sorry, that I love her and I think your children are wonderful and that yourself deserve more from life than the difficulties you are living through.
If there’s ever anything I can do, Peter, to help you, or Pat, or your children, please let me know.
1974 - Joan & Teddy Jr. pose with family cook Nellie McGrail on Teddy’s 13th birthday. Second photo is a letter from Joan inviting Nellie and her family to a Kennedy event. — Aw, I love her cute handwriting and the header of the paper ^^
1975 skiing trip
Joan’s 1959 letter to Ted’s aunt Loretta (Mary Loretta Kennedy was Joe’s sister)
Dear Mrs. Connelly or may I call you Ted’s Aunt Loretta,
Ted and I want to thank you for the jug and mugs. We’ll love using them on our patio. They are a bit of the South that we’d enjoy now although we’re having fun skating on a nearby pond the few minutes Ted can spare from study.
Joan B. Kennedy
Aw imagine them skating as newlyweds *cries*. I love that she signed “Joan B. Kennedy” cause she signs like that today.
OMG PETER LAWFORD SPOKE REALLY GOOD FRENCH ! Pat doesn’t want to come in front of the camera hahaha and Peter says Babe ?! (1:09) to ask her to come and be interviewed lol ahhhh this is awesome, his accent is perfect