the shrivers


The Kennedy Family, one of the most famous political family in America;

Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Sr, (1888-1969) married Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995) on 1914, with whom he had nine children, including former US President JFK, Senators RFK & Ted Kennedy.

Their nine children:

1. Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Jr. (1915-1944), died on a naval airplane explosion during Operation Aphrodite.
2. John “Jack” Fitzgerald Kennedy/JFK (1917-1963), was a Member of US Representatives from Massachusetts (1947-1953), Senator of Massachusetts (1953-1960), and later the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963) until his assassination in Dallas, Texas.
3. Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy (1918-2005), had behavioral problems leading to her father’s decision to prefrontal lobotomies, although it failed and left her incapacitated permanently.
4. Kathleen “Kick” Agnes Kennedy (1920-1948), became Marchioness of Hartington upon marrying William Cavendish, Marquess of Harrington on 1944. She died from an airplane crash.
5. Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009), she married Sargent Shriver, US Ambassador to France (under LBJ’s presidency) on 1953. She was the founder of Special Olympics.
6. Patricia “Pat” Helen Kennedy (1924-2006), married English actor Peter Lawford in 1954, but divorced in 1966.
7. Robert “Bobby” Francis Kennedy/RFK (1925-1968), was 64th Attorney General (under his brother JFK’s presidency) (1961-1963), then later US Senator of New York (1965-1968). In 1968, he was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, however he was assassinated in that same year in Los Angeles, California.
8. Jean Ann Kennedy (1928-), became US Ambassador to Ireland (1993-1998). She married Stephen Smith, a financial analyst and political strategist on 1956. She’s the only surviving child of Joe Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy’s immediate family.
9. Edward “Ted” Moore Kennedy (1932-2009), was US Senator of Massachusetts (1962-2009), and was the 1980 candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, only resulting to loss to President Carter.

Funny how you dig yourself into a hole by the teaspoon- the smallest of compromises, the little rounding off or slight recasting of one emotion as another that is a tad nicer or more flattering. I did not care so much about being deprived of a glass of wine per se. But like that legendary journey that begins with a single step, I had already embarked on my first resentment.


President John F. Kennedy addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City on September 25, 1961. Pictured in the audience are: (front row, L-R) unidentified person, Jackie Kennedy, Jean Kennedy, Eunice Shriver, Patricia Lawford, (second row, L-R) Pierre Salinger, Ethel Kennedy, unidentified person and Eleanor Roosevelt. Jackie is wearing a gray tweed suit designed by Givenchy but made by American designer Chez Ninon.

  • looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Sarge Shriver
  • looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Jackie Kennedy
  • looks like a cinnamon roll and actually is a cinnamon roll: Bobby Kennedy
  • looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you: Joseph P. Kennedy
  • sinnamon roll: John F. Kennedy
  • ate all the cinnamon rolls: Teddy Kennedy

“‘Eeeeee-VAH!’ always the emphasis on the second syllable, and there were some evenings I could hardly answer because my throat had closed with a rising lump…I never ever took you for granted. We met too late for that; I was nearly thirty-three by then, and my past without you was too stark and insistent for me to find the miracle of companionship ordinary…You made me greedy. Like an addict worth his salt, I wanted more. And I was curious. I wondered how it felt when it was a piping voice calling, 'Momm-MEEE?’ from around the corner. You started it - like someone who gives you a gift of a single carved ebony elephant, and suddenly you get this idea that it might be fun to start a collection.”