A 1961 Christmas message from JFK

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  1. All of this is great memories of JFK. A little shocking on the furniture call, I must say. But overall, flashbacks to moments of a President whose style and charisma I miss.

    • James says:

      Why shocking on the furniture call? I thought it was class!

      • well…shocking to hear JFK swear like that, as POTUS. But then of course he isn’t the only POTUS who has used profanity.

        • James says:

          Yeah I know what you mean although I’ve always forgiven him for it. The idea that you can only swear if you lack intellect is proven nonsense by JFK. I’m blown away by all his conferences/interviews, particularly the interview in the oval following two years as president. What a switched on guy. As for that moment regarding the furniture I think it displayed his passion.

  2. ed connor says:

    JFK’s comment to young Michelle, that he had “spoken with Santa yesterday,” reminds me of a story from early 1942.
    JFK was a young jg lieutenant assigned to Charleston Navy Yard. He had not yet received orders to ship out to the Solomon Islands.
    He was chosen to give a briefing to a Navy crew concerning a new weapons system. One of the enlisted men asked a very technical question about the system which JFK could not answer.
    “We have an expert coming down from Washington next week who will give you a full explanation about that” said Lt. Kennedy.
    Then he left, presumably to spend the evening with Inga Arvad. He didn’t know Hoover had his bedroom bugged…yet.

  3. Roy W Kornbluth says:

    Forget Aristophanes, Swift, and Rabelais. John F. Kennedy was the greatest comic writer of all time. “I spoke with Santa yesterday…”

    • Roy W Kornbluth says:

      I didn’t quote that quite right. May I enter the whole letter?

      The White House
      Washington
      October 28,1961

      Dear Michelle,

      I was glad to get your letter about trying to stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole and risking the life of Santa Claus.

      I share your concern about the atmospheric testing of the Soviet Union, not only for the North Pole but for countries throughout the world; not only for Santa Claus but for people throughout the world.

      However, you must not worry about Santa Claus. I talked with him yesterday and he is fine. He will be making his rounds again this Christmas.

      Sincerely,
      (unusually legible signature for JFK)
      John F. Kennedy

      Can anyone imagine that slacker Ike or that demon LBJ taking the time AND having the humor to write such a letter personally?

  4. Gerry Simone says:

    Merry Christmas everyone.

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