The pink strawberry pink and navy trim collared Chanel wool suit Jackie Kennedy wore in Dallas on November 22, 1963 has become a part of history–it’s what she was wearing the day her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated.
After President Kennedy was assassinated, Jacqueline Kennedy insisted on wearing the suit, stained with his blood, during the swearing-in of Lyndon B. Johnson and for the flight back to Washington, D.C. with the President’s body.
Mrs. Kennedy refused to take the suit off after it was stained with her slain husband’s blood, saying “Let them see what they’ve done.”
According to Lady Bird Johnson, who was also present there
“Her hair [was] falling in her face but [she was] very composed … I looked at her. Mrs. Kennedy’s dress was stained with blood. One leg was almost entirely covered with it and her right glove was caked, it was caked with blood – her husband’s blood. Somehow that was one of the most poignant sights – that immaculate woman, exquisitely dressed, and caked in blood.”
The suit is now stored out of public view in the National Archives “perfectly preserved in a vault in Maryland…banned from public display for 100 years.”
It will not be seen by the public until at least 2103. At that time, when the 100-year deed expires, the Kennedy family descendants will renegotiate the matter.
Have a fondness for foods that are $weet. Introducing you some delicious Indian sweets.
Ras Malai is a sweet dessert originating in Eastern India. It is served after a meal. The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Hindi: Ras, which means Juice/Juicy, and Malai, which means cream.
Mysore pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka, India, usually served as dessert. It is made of generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and gram flour.
Ghevar is a famous Rajasthani sweet traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. It is disc-shaped, and made from oil, flour and sugar syrup.
Kheer is prepared in festivals, temples, and all special occasions. It is made by boiling rice or broken wheat withmilk and sugar, and flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashewnuts, pistachiosor almonds.
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What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare…
“Leisure” By W.H. Davies