Elizabeth “Cis” McLaughlin was the wife of JFK friend and Navy comrade Ed McLaughlin.
After the war and recently married to Ed, she took a position with Newsweek in the Boston bureau, later moving onto a spot at Boston ad agency. When the Jack started his campaign in earnest, Cis left the ad agency to work full-time on his campaign for Congress.
She prepared frequent dinners for her husband and JFK at their apartment. She was one of the few wives of JFK’s friends who did not resent the pull that Kennedy had on her spouse.
Cis McLaughlin recalled that JFK was a very finicky eater with stomach troubles and never really ate his meals after just pushing the food around on his plate. Cis reported that he wouldn’t even eat terrifically prepared meals at the home of Ed’s father, where JFK sometimes accompanied Ed and Cis for dinner.
Cis relayed that the one dish that JFK could not seem to get enough of was ice cream with chocolate sauce, constantly eating it at home and during restaurant meals in Boston.
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