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JFK’s Children: John’s Birthday on his Father’s Burial Day & How Caroline Was Told JFK was Gone

The absence of their mother during the shocking aftermath of their father’s murder had led to several hours of uncertainty about who should first break the news to Caroline Kennedy and John Kennedy, Jr. and how it should be explained…. Read More ›

The “Lost Girls” Ghosts of a President & First Lady Who Affected Presidential Policy

November first, the day after Halloween, is the religious All Souls Day in the Catholic faith. In the Mexican culture, it has usually been marked with iconography of skeletons and other unearthly representations of dead family members as the centerpiece… Read More ›

The Teddy Cats: Slippers & Quartz Roosevelt, (Cats in the White House, Part 5)

When Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon McKinley’s assassination in September of 1901, he brought not only his wife and five children but soon enough accumulated a breadth of other beings which constituted a bona fide White House zoo…. Read More ›

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