The Kennedy family in the south of France in the summer of 1939. They lived ina nearby villa but rented a beach cabana at the Hotel Cap d’Antibes, where this photo was taken. Bobby and Jean are in the front row: Jack, Eunice, Joe Sr., and Pat in the middle; Kick, Joe Jr., Rosemary, Rose, and Teddy in the back.
The next day, Jack went to Hyannis Port for a quick visit with our parents. On Monday, October 21, 1963, the president headed back to Washington. Before liftoff, he kissed our father goodbye, then walked to the chopper that awaited him in front of my parents’ house. As he was about to board, he paused, turned to look at Dad watching him, and he retraced his steps to kiss Dad again, gently, on the forehead. It was the last time the two of them saw one another.