Saturday, December 22, 2007

PL1's Birthday

So today is PL1's birthday.Every year for the past several years,PL1+2 have been going to the John F. Kennedy Library on PL'1s birthday. They go because they love JFK,and it reminds them of what was, would could have been and unfortunately what is......We decided that we haven't had one of our famous Boston tours in awhile so here we go....
This is the front of the museum designed by I. M. Pei and it overlooks Dorchester Bay.

If you look closely you can see an outline of a boat.It is JFK's sailboat and it is kept right there(in the nice weather) outside facing the ocean



Look closely and you can see the outline of Boston...

They had a lot of new things one of which was this picture of some of the Kennedy's....

Look at this phone!!! Hard to imagine(and remember).......This was Bobby Kennedy's when he was Attorney General....


Jack + Bobby.......

This is a reconstruction of JFK's oval office and that really was his famous rocking chair....

The desk(remember that famous picture of John John playing under the desk??)



They made this hall look just like the White House Hall.......

Jackie's dress(PL2 thinks she must have had a size 2 waist).....
Look at this guest list for a party in which Pablo Casals was going to play...guests included Leonard Bernstein,William Faulkner,Robert Penn Warren,EB White,John Steinbeck EE Cummings,John Dos Passos,Aaron Copland,and many other famous artists and writers and musiscians.You can see all the handwritten comments made by Jack and Jackie. JFK said that this was the greatest assembly of talent in one place since Thomas Jefferson dined alone!!!!!!!!

John Glenn's famous suit worn by the first American to orbit the earth...



A replica of a campaign office.....

No words needed!

Look at this TV camera!!!!!





This is a replica of the Democratic National Convention in L.A. that nominated JFK for President.(PL1+2 were at the Democratic Convention here in Boston in 2004 but that is another story....)

Check this out! These are household items from the 60's(PL2 remembers fighting her sister for use of that hairdryer ALL the time)


A sweet little postcard sent to Caroline.....




Now look closely at this picture...Do you notice what dog is in the left hand side of the picture???!!!!!! A Wire Fox Terrier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A few sage words from the President(from his acceptance speech in the convention..)


video

The Museum always ends the same way and leaves PL1+2 very sad ............

Well you must have figured out that we were not at the Museum but we stayed home and did some reading........




So PL1+2 are regenerated with values to carry them through one more year,they went on and had a fabulous steak supper,and we would like to wish all of friends and their families a very Merry Christmas !!!!

24 comments:

Gus said...

Thank you for the tour - it is very nice to know also that other wires have parents almost as ancient as mine. Someone told muzzer once that each generation has a seminal moment, and the answer a person gives to a question about that moment will tell you much about that person. For example, "Where were you when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor?" is the question for Gpapa's group. "Where were you when you heard Jack Kennedy was shot?" is the one for muzzer's. Woops, she is sniffling again.

kissies
gus

Patience-please said...

Oh what a wonderful tour. My sister had that EXACT same hair dryer, and she would never let me borrow it.
Oh how the world needs another true statesman..
Thanks again for the fantastic tour.

The whippets' servant (the whippets are all too young, even Very Old Dog, and are sound asleep anyway)

Patience-please said...

OH dear! Happy Birthday, PL1 !!

the whippets and the servant

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, looks like a fun place to be! I don't really know much about President John Kennedy but this tour sure has taught me alot about him & the things that were in those days. That hair dryer sure was BIG!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

Happy birthday to PL1! We love the picture of the Boston skyline from the water! It's just beautiful! Mom and dad loved JFK too - a whole lot!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy birthday PL1. We really enjoyed the tour, thank you.
Hope you have a great Christmas and all the best for New Year.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy

Jackson said...

Hey pals, that was a great tour. That phone was so CLUNKY looking! Happy Birthday PL1; hope you're having a great day! J x

Sophie Brador said...

Happy B-Day PL1!!! That library looks amazing. When my mom goes to Boston, she's going to visit there. Maybe one of you pups could give her the tour. I'm sure you'd be welcome. After all, that is probably your ancestor in that pic.

Hope you two pups have a great holiday. Hope your PLs do too.

xo
SB

Joe Stains said...

Happy Birthday to Pl1. What does that stand for anyway? Thanks for the tour, My Mom's Mom who I never met because she is over the rainbow bridge just LOVED JFK so it was neat for my Mom to see the museum through your eyes. JFK always reminds her of her Mom.

Caz said...

Great that you could take pic's and beable to let us come on the tour too. Very interesting thanks for posting it.

caz and Ludo

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey A&A,
Thanks for the great tour. We didn't even know they had his boat out there. Mama was very very young when he died, but she actually remembers things on the news, such a sad time.
Tell PL1 a big Happy Birfday from us!! Have a great Christmas too!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers buried in snow again!

Asta said...

Deaw Agatha and Archie
Thank you fow that touw..HAPPY BIRFDAY TO PL1 and many many mowe!!!!!
MyDaddi met Kennedy at the White House befowe he went off to South Amewica,Daddi was in the vewy fiwst Peace corps gwoup..he loved him too!!!They even had gweat taste in doggies! as Blue says..if only..if only....
pee ess.I could have used youw help A&A to get my stocking down
smoochie kissses and a vewy Mewwy Chwissmuss to you too
Asta

4xBs said...

Hi A&A, that's a very interesting tour. our mom remembers the 60's and JFK. it was the best of times, then she says it was the worst of times. it was such a dark day in our history when he was assisinated.

that is a nice tradition that your PLs have for PL1s birthday. Happy Happy Birthday PL1. we like traditions too. thanks for sharing that one with us.

woofers.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie
Happy Birtdhay to PL1!!! Sure they had a great time celebrating!
Thanks for the tour. All those appliances are very fun! My grandma says that all those were better than the ones we have now!
Great memories!
Merry Christmas for you two and all your family.
Lorenza

fee said...

merry christmas, my a+a darlings! may the day be filled with love, peace and much feasting for you and your family! i'm glad we're friends!

loves,
fee

Stanley said...

Agatha & Archie!

First off, you need to give PL1 some big, wet, and sloppy goober smooches for their special day!

Very cool tour. My girl wasn't quite born when President Kennedy died, but wishes she could have known him. She's never been very excited about any of the presidential candidates she has voted for, and wonders what it must be like to have that kind of fervor and faith in the leadership of a candidate.

Glad your peeps replenished their Aire zen.

Goober love & smooches,
STanley

Harry said...

That looks like a very interesting place to wander around.

Looks like you have lots of snow there for Christmas!

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Happy Birthday to PL1! My Dad's birthday was on the 20th December!

My Jeannie loved your pictures, she told me to bark to you, that although she was a very tiny girl living in England.......she remembers the day JFK died.

So sad. Camelot indeed.

We wanted to stop by and wish you all the very best for Christmas and for the New Year.

Thanks for being our blogging pals.

love and licks from Marvin xxxxx

love and much light from Jeannie xxxxxxx (what memories all those wonderful pics brought back!)

Gus and Louie said...

That was a great tour. Mom and Dad were in boston this summer but they didn't go there. They did all their site seeing downtown near the commons area. They did make it to the famous cemetery there.. Lots of cool pictures..
Merry Christmas to you to...

Wiry Axel said...

Thanks for your message on my blog A and A. Actually we ate GOOSE and not Chinese! Boy it smelled good. Mom had never cooked goose - our neighbor bought it but his oven died, so he asked if we could cook it with him and eat it together too. Mom was a bit scared as she'd read it has so much fat it can blow up your oven! tee hee.
Anyway, it came out very good and I got a wee taste...cos it's very fatty....I think I prefer Chinese...so does Mom!
Hugs,
Ax

Asta said...

Hi A&A
I hope you had a blast celebwating PL1s Birfday!!!! I'm suwe two foxies can make any occasion a mowe fun time!!!
I wish you could have come ovew to help me play with all my new stuff and teach me fastew techniques
smoochie kisses
Asta

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Happy belated birthday wishes!!
It looks like PL1 birthday outing was grand! Mom says next time when in Boston we have to check it out!!(without snow) It looks sooo interesting.

Luna -tic

Asta said...

Oh GoodyGoody..we'we going to have fun!
ca't wait to see you
smoochie kisses
Asta

Jake of Florida said...

"What might have been" is indeed the story -- that's what Mom says, and she remembers those golden days when anything was possible!!

Thank you for the tour, and happy belated birthday to PL 1. We were at camp whole Mom and Dogdad were in St, Louis, so we just got a chance to catch up with your blog.

Jake and Just Harry