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[Lyrics from "Ride" by Carly Brothers.]
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Current Music: Carly Brothers' "Ride"
08 December 2009 @ 10:40 pm
Just added my scans to the gallery. The originals are a lot larger and uncropped. I put little watermarks on these just because they took so long to scan and just wanna keep an eye on them, lol! The originals aren't watermarked (though there's a light "edward kennedy online" one in the bottom right-hand corner of the gallery photos now). If anyone wants an original without the watermark, let me know and I'll send it to you. I don't think anyone would be using them elsewhere, but since the site is new and the scans did take a while to do (the uploading was a pain in my butt cos it just didn't wanna work), I wanted to have a little promo thingy on there to help the site if they do manage to make it elsewhere on the web. Hope that makes sense.

Anyway, here are my faves from each.

2009 LIFE Magazine!Collapse )

2009 TIME MagazineCollapse )

True CompassCollapse )

Okay, I started this post hours ago. *falls over* I also added some new icons there, too. Check the main page for the updates and all.
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Current Music: John Lennon's "Woman"
08 December 2009 @ 07:16 pm
Discussion for chapter 2. Reply with what stood out the most, or what you found most interesting.


The part about his dad telling him not to listen in on conversations that don't involve him. What great advice! I need to try that. I pictured myself getting a stupid reply on IMDb.com and knowing my name was in it, but opting to close the thread before reading any further, knowing it was just from a stupid troll. Then I knew it would nag away at me until I looked. Just knowing it existed and would never go away. I don't have that kind of will-power. I'm envious that he did and happy to know it was way healthier for someone like him to abide by.

"Just a few years ago, well over half a century on, I was visiting the Wyeth family in their home in Brandywine. Jamie Wyeth showed us into the room where his family kept its own model train system. Without warning I was catapulted back across the decades to that third-floor room in Bronxville, and in my memory I could hear Bobby's excited chatter above the sound of his engine and its cars on the track. And we were all startled by a loud voice that shook the Wyeth's room: 'DON'T TOUCH THE TRAINS!' It was me, imitating Bobby." I laughed so hard at this and kept re-reading it just to picture it each time, hahahaha!

Little Teddy walking home from school to show his independence and getting beat with the coat hanger because he had his mom worried when she went to pick him up and he wasn't there. Who hasn't done something that seemed smart at the time only to regret it later?

Joe and Jack getting the chauffeur's son to parachute off the roof!

Meeting Babe Ruth and being tongue-tied.

EDIT: Few more....

His father saying "There'll be no crying in this house" and Ted saying they rarely wept in public. I imagine those words rang loud in his head a ton of times.

Luella graduating from college and saying she guesses Jack would know she got it, since he died before he could attend the ceremony.

Ted and Joey going on their boating trip and getting trapped in the storm, leaving the boat and having to go back to get it.
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Current Music: Madonna's "Live To Tell"
08 December 2009 @ 07:15 pm
Discussion for chapter 1. Reply with what stood out the most, or what you found most interesting.


Image of little Teddy riding a horse, aw.

"This dog that doesn't bite just jumped out of its cage and bit me. Teddy." Great note!

"Occasionally another sister would take pity on Jean and say, 'I'll switch with you.' No one ever said that to me." Awwwwww!

Gospel of Matthew chapter 25. One of my faves, too.

"Woe unto those of us who neglected to use 'whom' after a preposition! Once Mother wrote to me, 'I noticed you are quoted as using the word 'ass' in several expressions. I do not think you should use that word. I am sure you realize it does not look very well in print.' I was forty years old and a senator when she sent that one. It still hangs on my Senate office wall. Still later, she nailed me again: 'I just saw a story in which you said: 'If I was president,' You should have said, 'If I were president'...which is correct because it is a condition contrary to fact.'" I love that he displayed things like that in public and appreciated it.

"She was the disciplinarian of all our headstrong impulses, and was sometimes strict: spankings and whacks with a coat hanger were in her arsenal, as well as banishments to the closet. On one such expedition, I stood in the darkness feeling sorry for myself, until I realized I was not alone: Jean was standing beside me, serving out her own time for some infraction of the rules." I can totally picture that (in the darkness, even). How cute!

Putting Jack's dirty shoes on the piano so their mother would yell at him. Too funny! Guess that helps my piano/Ted thoughts quite well. ;-)

"'Having barrels of fun,' I once cable-grammed her from the Riviera. 'Send money for more barrels.' She kept that one, and hundreds like it."

"Later on, Dad would screen some romantic movies--but at the moment when the lead characters would start holding hands, he'd call out, 'Teddy! It's time for you to go to bed!' Jean wasn't much luckier. Just as they got to the embracing and kissing stage, she'd hear that voice of his: 'Jean, you've got to go up to bed!'" Can't you just hear him sighing about having to leave when it's getting good? :-D
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Current Music: Madonna's "Open Your Heart"
08 December 2009 @ 07:14 pm
Thought it would be interesting to discuss the book by chapter. We can post what stood out the most, or the things we found the most interesting.


Three doctors all named Larry.

All he went through and he ends up with a kidney stone on top of it all. But he didn't let it stop him!

I had wondered about the bandage on his hand when I first saw that footage. Didn't know it was to cover the intravenous line. Now when I watch, it's like a whole other thing.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Madonna's "Open Your Heart"
08 December 2009 @ 03:47 pm
Related subject, I made some Clone High icons (1 non-animated and 21 animated) of JFK and a Friends Only banner. I have all the episodes of the show on my computer if anyone wants any of them, I can upload them when I have time. Very cute show. Thanks to lovelee_hickory for getting me hooked on it again, lol!


22 Clone High JFK icons & 1 Friends Only banner under here!Collapse )

Cross-posted to clonehigh.
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07 December 2009 @ 01:13 am
I had to post these in an entirely new one.
You will understand as soon as you see just how incredible this woman looked. My jaw just hit the floor.
Does the woman age at all?

From left, William Kennedy Smith, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy.

more here.Collapse )
06 December 2009 @ 09:23 pm
I think I failed to mention the new site. I had only intended on making a gallery, but decided to go ahead and make a full(ish) site. The gallery was moved slightly, an icon archive has been added and other odds and ends. I used a theme from one of my other sites and replaced the relevant stuff so lemme know if you see an error some place. I kinda rushed to get it finished and may have missed some things.


I haven't decided yet if I'm just gonna post new things on there and mention them here, or what. There are a bunch of new icons up on there which I haven't posted here, though.
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Pete Townsend's "Let My Love Open The Door"
Looking very beautiful and radiant as usual.
Can you tell how I am loving her recent boost in appearences! This is wonderful.

(L-R) William Kennedy Smith, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg and Victoria Kennedy.
More pictures hereCollapse )
Will add more as they come.

And more good news: Last night the President also nominated Vicki Kennedy to serve on the board of trustees at the Kennedy Center, thus her appearance.
Obama Chooses Kennedy's Widow For Post
Vicki Kennedy Appointed to Kennedy Center Board
BOSTON -- President Barack Obama plans to appoint the widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington.
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