Jackie Kennedy

Robert L. Wood’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

November 22, 1963 Mrs. John F. KennedyWHITE HOUSEWashington, D.C. My dear Mrs. Kennedy: I have never before written to a Congressman, President or any type of Statesman. In fact, in my thirty some years of living I have never DONE MUCH OF ANYTHING, except vote, toward being an…

Mary McMillen’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

Dear Mrs. Kennedy, I am a Catholic also, I go to Saint Georges School. I can remember Nov. 21, the day before you came. We go to mass every day, then we go to lunch. This day was different, after mass our pastor told us to sit down. I wondered…

Jane Dryden’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

January 18, 1964 4201 LullwoodAustin Texas Dear Mrs. Kennedy, I know that you hate the whole state of Texas. I do to. I wish I lived in Washington, D.C. where maybe I could maybe see you standing on your porch. I am determined to move there as soon as…

Monroe Young’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

December 1, 1963in 1962 September 23, Some mean man killed my dady too- Here in Dallas-my dady was a soldrer Sanda Clause diden get my letter i hope he will get my letter i wont a bicycle— When you write him- tell him my name. Monroe Young Jr. III…

David Blair McClain’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

Nov. 22 1963 Dear Mrs. Kennedy, I was at school when I heard about the President. I cried for two or three minuts. My mother also cried, and so did my teacher Mrs. Mansir. I was very sad for President Kennedy. He was my friend even though he didn’t know…

Eileen Mitchell’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

1:10 pm Nov. 22, 1963 From a student of North Texas State University The radio sat in the window of the second floor dorm window blaring out the sad news that our President had been shot! People walking around in twos and threes stopped their happy chattering and stood…

J.E.Y. Russell’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

906 ParkviewDallas, Texas Dec. 1 – 1963 Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy First Lady in our hearts. I live in Dallas, a city bowed in sorrow, and shame. I am 76 years old and live on a social security check I must pour out my heart to you if my feeble…

Marie Tippit’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

MRS JOHN F KENNEDY WASHDC MAY I ADD MY SYMPATHY TO THAT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. MY PERSONAL LOSS IN THIS GREAT TRAGEDY PREPARES ME TO SYMPATHIZE MORE DEEPLY WITH YOU. MRS. J D TIPPIT DALLAS TEX (34). Read another letter to the first lady here.

Claudine Skeat’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

Mrs. John F. KennedyWhite HouseWashington, D.C.  Dear Mrs. Kennedy, You and President Kenney were in my office a week ago yesterday. I am secretary to General Bedwell at Brooks Air Force Base, and I will forever be haunted by how handsome and healthy and happy you two looked…

Tommy Smith’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

Oct 23, 2013 By Texas Monthly Staff

Dear Mrs. Kennedy: I know the grief you bear. I bear that same grief. I am a Dallasite. I saw you yesterday. I hope to see you again. I saw Mr. Kennedy yesterday. I’ll never see him again. I’m very disturbed because I saw him a mere 2…