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"Jackie Kennedy, 1962"
Oil on Wood

14" x 14", framed

“It seemed there was no waking or sleeping, and I just didn’t know which day was which. Jack had told me about the crisis right away and some people had said for their wives to go away. . . and I remember saying – ‘Well, I knew if anything happened, we’d all be evacuated to Camp David or something.’ But I said, ‘Please don’t send me away anywhere. If anything happens, we’re all going to stay right here with you. Even if there’s room in the bomb shelter in the White House – which I’d seen. Please, I just want to be on the lawn when it happens – I want to die with you, and the children do too – than live without you.’ So he said he wouldn’t send me away.”

**  Excerpt from interview with historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.