President And Mrs. Kennedy’s Retreat

The featured article for today shows movies of the President and his family at the Atoka estate. I enjoyed watching them and I hope you do to.

 

President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery fifty years ago.

When his widow was finally able to retreat into private mourning, it was to their home at Rattlesnake Mountain outside Middleburg, Virginia, that Jacqueline Kennedy withdrew with their children. (But she didn’t like the name Rattlesnake Mountain, despite its popularity with the media; first she pressed for it to be called Atoka, after the Virginia community it was closest to, and then after the assassination she formally named it Wexford, in honor of the Irish county that JFK’s ancestors came from.)

 

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