Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16435 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
This poor woman suffered from nothing more than mild retardation and yet as the daughter of Joe Kennedy because she did not meet his exacting standards she was forced to have a risky experimental lobotomy which left her far worse off. Some doctors have since said she was not retarded at all, but merely behaviourly affected.
Her situation is testament to Joe Kennedy's cut throat approach to all things in his life. She is the living embodiment of his heartlessless and ruthlessness.
Shame on Joe Kennedy.
I remember there was this one Kennedy woman at Ahhhnold's inauguration who looked like she'd already been dead 10yrs...
I know who you mean. That would be Eunice Kennedy, Ahhhnold's Moth-in-law. She looks like hell. Maria is starting to age badly also.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
Eunice has been taking care of her husband, Sargent Shriver who has been in and out of dementia from Alzheimers. She is no spring chicken and this has to be taking its toll on her appearance, along with her natural tendency toward thinness (gauntness).
I'm no Kennedy fan (especially Joe "prolong prohibition so I can keep bootlegging for the mob" Sr. and Teddy "let her drown" Kennedy) (Joe jr. died a hero, though) but I feel badly for anyone who has to take care of that situation with a loved one.
Rosemary Kennedy should be in a better place now. RIP.