Tuesday, July 8, 1941
July 8, 1941
JFK writes to his friend Cam Newberry from Hyannis Port. Newberry had joined the military and Kennedy directed some good natured jibes his friend’s way. Jack who had just been rejected from joining the Army, details his plans to go to Yale Law School. One biographer excerpts the letter as follows:
Just returned from the American of the South to learn that the army has accepted you. My God, if that is true, no one, not even poor old broken down Zeke (friend John Coleman) and I are safe.
Am going to be working over at east Boston in a bank (his father’s old bank Columbia Trust) for the summer and then go to Yale.
I don’t know about the army, my back was snapped several times during my trip South so I don’t know as yet. This letter is beginning to resemble the experts rhythm drill so I will save the stories of my triumphal tour of South America til you happen to be maneuvering around Barnstable.[3, 405-6]