And so would start Jackie Kennedy’s urgent worry for her household’s security, eased by no means by the truth that President Kennedy famously carried with him the premonition that he would die younger and had resigned himself to that destiny. His favourite poem was Alan Seeger‘s “I Have a Rendezvous With Demise.”
However the thirty fifth president of the US was a doting father and, a minimum of as soon as the kids had been born, a considerably extra attentive husband. He and Jackie did sleep in separate bedrooms that had been linked by a walk-in closet, however by the start of 1963, she was pregnant once more. Son Patrick died at 2 days previous on Aug. 9, 1963. He had arrived 5 weeks early, additionally with underdeveloped lungs, like his large brother, however suffered from a extra extreme case of the respiration ailment that plagued John Jr.
Jackie spiraled into despair and spent 4 weeks cruising the Aegean Sea together with her sister Lee Radziwill and Lee’s good buddy, Greek transport magnate Aristotle Onassis, who hosted the sisters on his 325-foot yacht, Christina. Onassis’ enterprise had been the topic of legal investigations within the U.S., so each the president and his legal professional common, Bobby Kennedy, had been conversant in him.
Bittersweetly, when Jackie returned to the U.S., realizing she wanted to be by her husband’s facet as his reelection marketing campaign kicked into gear, the Kennedys turned nearer than maybe ever earlier than of their 10 years of marriage.