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The Kennedys were shaped by their culture, the Kennedys were shaped by their religion, and for them that meant embracing the crowd. They were part of the fabric of the city.” - Chris Kennedy

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.

Lost Time
Little Comets
Lost Time

Little Comets // Lost Time

Just like the waves, you made me feel so ill
So up and down, I wish that you’d be still

Kennedy Family portrait at Caroline’s wedding, 1986

The Kennedy family at Eden Roc. (Back row): Kathleen, Joe Jr., Rosemary, Rose and Teddy. (Middle row): Jack, Eunice, Joe and Pat. (Front row): Bobby and Jean. Cannes, August 1939.

“Forced to raise the nine children largely by herself in her husband’s extended absences, Mrs. Kennedy had developed a host of regimens to cope with her large household. She treated motherhood as an organizational problem. Every Saturday night, the children were weighed; and every three weeks they had their braces tightened. Mrs. Kennedy was not given to physical demonstrations of affection. Holding babies was delegated to nurses while she tended to other areas of her children’s upbringing. Every morning she would be seated at the breakfast table before the first child was awake and would remain there until the last one had staggered down, to make sure each of them ate the proper food and brushed his teeth. At night, she would leave notes pinned to their pillows.”- Kathleen Kennedy: Her Life and Times