John F. Kennedy casts his ballot for the Presidential election in Boston, Nov. 6th 1960.
The Massachusetts senator would defeat the incumbent vice-president Richard Nixon in one of America’s closest presidential elections ever, and go on to become an iconic president and figure in American history.
I wish I had the chance to vote for him :’-(
♥ John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier ♥
Newport, RI ~ September 12, 1953
Happy 59th anniversary to Jack and Jackie Kennedy, my OTP!!!♥
If they’d married a day earlier, it would have been on my bday!! :’-(
Some JFK, Lincoln, Audrey Hepburn, Batman, royals and Jack the Ripper in there for good measure… One of my favourite finds was the Christie’s programme featuring the auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels and clothes… best $1 I ever spent!!!
Happy 4th of July :-)
Credit: At its best
IRELAND FUCK YAYYYYYY
Awww!!! LOL!!! ^.^ Thank you!!!
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)
Happy 95th Birthday, Mr. President
The 170-year-old Presidency had never known another like him. To the traditional dreary precinct of politics, he brought zest, flair, a style. In him was an abundance of youth; his thatch of chestnut hair, the wealth, the built-in confidence, his hungry mind, his boyish smile, his Irish eyes… He swam, he sailed, he danced. He read vocariously. His enthusiasms were many and diverse. He lived with pain, though never complained. He was cool under pressure, and saved the world. A bright, racing star who lighted men’s thoughts and dreams, Jack Kennedy was not only admired, but loved.
He was so beautiful! :’-)
The Kennedys meet The Avengers
- John F. Kennedy is Tony Stark/’Iron Man’
- Swag, humour, looks, wealth, intelligence… these philandering playboys got it all! Or do they? Sans their roughish, loveable charm, Jack and Tony are both serious souls who long for the ability to emotionally connect with themselves and others. They are at their best when suited up, entertaining an audience, and serving the greater good… But when alone, they are vunderable to the inner-demons that constantly attack. Jack and Tony are also tourmented with physical weakness, though both have fought back from the brink of death on numerous occassions. They have little or nothing left to prove to anyone but themselves.
- Jacqueline Kennedy is Pepper Potts
- Only a strong, smart, and composed woman could tame the likes of Jack Kennedy or Tony Stark and keep their interest peaked long enough for a serious relationship. Both Jackie and Pepper possess not only beauty and brains, but also the secret weapon - humour! They can keep up with their playboys’ playful banter, giving tit-for-tat, and it is this that separates them from the hoards of women swooning over their men. They constantly set new challenges for their partners, and bring out the side in them that no one else can.
- Joseph Kennedy Jnr. is Steve Rogers/‘Captain America’
- Equipped with courage, bravery, and bravdo, Joe Kennedy Jnr. and Steve Rogers both served in the United States army during the terror of World War II. However, both soldiers paid for their efforts with the severe price of their life; Joe Jnr. tragically died during a flying mission, and Steve lost the life that he knew after being literally frozen in time, only to be woken to the loneliness of a world nearly 80 years in the future. With chiselled jaws and ‘classic’ good-looks, the honourable Joe Jnr. and Steve epitomise every virtue of wholesome, old-fashioned American heroism.
- Robert F. Kennedy is Bruce Banner/’The Hulk’
- Quiet, nerdy, awkward, and sensitive… Both Bobby and Bruce work hard to make the world a better place for all of us to live. They are happy to do so without fuss, credit, or recognition; in fact, they prefer to work in the quiet - unlike their bromantic counterparts, Jack and Tony. However, beneath their compassionate and meek exterior lies a terrible temper. Bobby and Bruce must work very hard to keep their heart-rate down, lest they become engaged in heated battles with friends and foes around them. But despite the damage their rage might cause, Bobby and Bruce always settle back down. They combat these fits of rage with a deep sense of contemplation and spirituality. They have a unique outlook on the world, which they harness into their book-work.
During the Easter season, the first family leave their Palm Beach home for Mass on Good Friday ~ 23 April 1962
Happy Easter x
President Kennedy walking hand-in-hand with daughter Caroline on St. Patrick’s Day at the White House ~ March 17th, 1961
Check out the green tie and Caroline’s shamrock :-)
The observance of St. Patrick’s Day is almost as old in America as the Irish themselves, and some say they arrived in the sixth century. It is a day of stirring memories, recalling ancient learning and primal abundance-for as often related, at a time when the inhabitants of a nearby island were still living on acorns, all the people in Roscommon had the gout!
It is a day of dedication as well, as purely American as it is Irish, recalling for all that ours is a nation founded, sustained, and now preserved in the cause of liberty. None more than the Irish can attest the power of that cause once it has gripped a nation’s soul.
It is well to love liberty, for it demands much of those who would live by it. Liberty is not content to share mankind. John Boyle O’Reilly, who came to Boston by way of a penal colony in Western Australia, understood this as few men have. “freedom,” he wrote, “is more than a resolution–he is not free who is free alone.”
To those who in our time have lost their freedom, or who through the ages have never won it, there is a converse to this message. No one–in the darkest cell, the remotest prison, under the most unyielding tyranny–is ever entirely lost in bondage while there are yet free men in the world. As this be our faith, let it also be our pride-and to all who share it, I send the greetings of this day.
~ President John F. Kennedy
My Dad was watching the American Fox News today and was so excited to see the huge attention paid to St. Patrick’s Day - he couldn’t get over that the presenters even wore green! I reminded him that Halloween is also an Irish holiday and there are more Irish in America than in Ireland!!! XD I then proceeded to relay JFK’s above reasoning that St. Patrick’s Day is ’as purely American as it is Irish’.
♣ Lá Fhéile Pádraig ♣ Happy St. Patrick’s Day ♣