Bookworm: Capturing Camelot

My affinity for the Kennedy’s grew leaps and bounds when I met my husband. Why? Because the BOTY (at the time, Boyfriend Of The Year) had an incredible Mom! My future mother-in-law could talk for hours about the Kennedy’s.  I always loved finding a new book to share (and discuss!) with her.  Sadly, she died several years ago. I miss her (and our conversations) so very much.

She would have loved the new book, Capturing Camelot by Kitty Kelley and photographer Stanley Tretick because in addition to presenting never-before-seen images, it does an extraordinary job of capturing the optimism and joy of family (Silver Lining).

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  1. says

    "Capturing Camelot", a must read for me. Like so many others I am totally taken with the JFK family. I was in college when he came to our campus in Minnesota to speak for the Land and People's Conference. I don't remember the speech, (though he was a great speaker), but I got to shake his hand, along with many other students. He had so much charisma!
    Like yourself I also miss a wonderful mother-in-law, with whom I shared many intimate conversations and correspondence. She was a great letter writer, and often wrote 6-8 pages of news and thoughts. I cherish sharing and reading those lovely letters from her.

    • says

      Ohhhh, I hope that you like it! What a great story about meeting JFK. How amazing!
      Do you still have the letters from your mother-in-law? Sounds like you do. What treasures!

  2. E.B. says

    Your mother-in-law sounds like one special lady. The Kennedy family is very near and dear to my heart. There is a recent documentary, "Ethel", made by RFK's youngest daughter, Rory. She interviews her Mom. The photos and film clips are at once beautiful and heartbreaking. Putting this book on my "Must Get" list.