Jacqueline Kennedy tapes show her 'intellectual curiosity, her sense of the ridiculous' says daughter Caroline

By Gina DiFalco,
In the tapes, Mrs. Kennedy talks about the Cuban Missisle Crisis, her marriage and more

It has been well-documented that the late President John F. Kennedy was unfaithful to his wife, Jaqueline Kennedy.

However, in the up-until-now unreleased tapes of a 34-year-old Mrs. Kennedy, post-her husband’s assassination, the widow speaks in what her daughter Caroline calls “the extreme stages of grief,” never mentioning his death and speaking highly of their marriage, The New York Times reports.

“Once I asked him – I think this is rather touching – if he could have one wish, what would it be? In other words, you know, looking back on his life, and he said, 'I wish I had more good times.' "

Furthermore, during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy said that she told her husband, "If anything happens, we're all going to stay right here with you. I just want to be with you, and I want to die with you, and the children do, too – than live without you."

Categorizing her marriage to Jack Kennedy as "rather terribly Victorian or Asiatic,” she also explained her husband as having a "civilized side of Jack" and "sort of a crude side," but quickly added, "Not that Jack had the crude side."

People reports that Caroline thinks people "don't always appreciate her intellectual curiosity, her sense of the ridiculous, her sense of adventure, or her unerring sense of what was right."



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