The story of Black Jack, JFK’s riderless horse

Now here’s an angle of the Kennedy assassination I hadn’t seen before: WHO WAS BLACK JACK? Most of you at least will have seen a photo of JFK’s funeral procession.  In those photos, you always see that marvelous riderless black horse who carried a saddle with boots turned backwards in the stirrups.  This magnificent horse [Read More...]

JFK’s rosary goes up for auction

Who knew? Dave Gibson writes:  The black onyx beads, and a sterling silver crucifix with Kennedy’s name engraved on it, were given by the president to his friend and special assistant, David Powers. From the letter of provenance from Powers’ son: “Many consider my father to have been President Kennedy’s best friend and confidant. They [Read More...]

How Sargent Shriver planned JFK’s funeral: “He enacted his faith…”

Just in time for Father’s Day, Mark Shriver has published a memoir about his father called “A Good Man.”  At one point, he describes, powerfully and poignantly, how his father planned the funeral for JFK: I firmly believe that Dad’s faith in God gave him the strength and the discipline to orchestrate the funeral events— at [Read More...]