JFK's Birthday

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I try to keep politics off of my blog. I get enough of an earful at home, lol. But, no matter where you stand, left, right or in between there's no denying history, and that does have a place here!

John F. Kennedy's birthday is May 29th. Why not dig into some history and some cake? (Any excuse for cake will do for me...I'm easy that way).

Speaking of eats, what did JFK like? According to his presidential library, for breakfast he did like, ..."orange juice, poached eggs on toast, crisp broiled bacon, marmalade, milk and coffee. For lunch, President Kennedy was particularly fond of soup--New England Fish Chowder was a favorite. He has been described as a "soup, sandwich and fruit" man for lunch--always soup though. For dinner there were no particular favorites, although he did like lamb chops, steak, baked chicken and turkey (white meat) and don't forget mashed potatoes. He also was fond of seafood and baked beans. According to chefs who worked in the White House, President Kennedy liked corn muffins too---so did Calvin Coolidge. For dessert, if he had it, it would likely be chocolate. President Kennedy was a small eater; he often had to be reminded that it was dinner time... politics always took preference over food."

Some other fun facts? He was born in Brookline, MA, was Catholic, attended Harvard, reached the military rank of Lieutenant, and established the Peace Corps in 1961.

Find JFK quotes at brainyquote.com
White House Bio Page
More about the Kennedy family
Poem written by a 15 year old after his death
Page for kids about his life of service
And find much more in this JFK Unit Study at Easy Fun School

Vickie said...

I am such a Kennedy fan!! Did you know that John Jr. named his plane after his Dad's birth date. You know, I could be wrong. Maybe it is named after the name of his Dad's boat. Guess I am not that good of a fan:)

More Than Words said...

Those are some great facts about him! I don't think that was to political. Even if it was...it's your blog, and that's okay! :)

It's so sad of when I think of how his son died in that plane crash!!!

Unknown said...

Great post! I'm going to look up some stuff tomorrow to share with the kids and put it in our History binder. TFS

Amy Dingmann said...

Wow....thanks for all the great facts. You sure do a lot of research :)

I had to wonder at his supper choices...seafood and baked beans....together?


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