Friday, September 6, 1963
JFK, along with his siblings and their spouses (minus Peter Lawford), gathered at Hyannis Port in celebration of Joe Kennedy’s 75th birthday. Also attending the festivities were Rose, Lem Billings, and Charles and Martha Bartlett.
The Ambassador, decked out in shirt and tie under his blue dressing gown, was in good spirits as he was showered with songs and gag gifts from his children.
When it was his turn to sing, Jack turned the party to a more melancholy mood with September Song.
Oh the days dwindle down to a precious few: September, November and these few precious days I’ll spend with you.
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