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JOHNNY, I HARDLY KNEW YE VII

July 20, 2012

“JOHNNY, I HARDLY KNEW YE” VII

Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) Today we continue our report of Chapter 12 of the book by Kenneth P. O’Donnell & David F. Powers with Joe McCarthy.  It is published by Little, Brown & Company.

 

 

The title of Chapter 12 is “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye”

 

Kenneth O’Donnell tells a funny story about his advance visit to IRELAND with Pierre Salinger a month before JFK visited.

 

It seems that there was a KENNEDY family argument at Dunganstown “about which relatives should be invited” to the party honoring JFK.

 

The cottage matriarch, MARY RYAN, pointed her finger at one man & said:

 

“You haven’t shown your face at this door in 20 years, & now you’re horning in because President Kennedy is coming.”

 

Kenny tells us that he turned & asked the fellow his name, he answered:

“JOHN KENNEDY.”

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