The First Lady: A ‘Most Expensive’ Second Act
Did you know that while married to Aristotle Onassis Jacqueline Kennedy received a set of earrings as a birthday present to commemorate the “Apollo 11” mission? In “Jackie Oh!” by Kitty Kelley the earrings are described as follows: “A sapphire-studded earth (globe) at the ear and a large ruby moon hanging from a chain. The Apollo Ship was attached to a thin gold thread which circled the sapphire earth and then dropped down to the ruby moon”. And…did you know that Aristotle, the attentive and adoring husband, made a habit of leaving a little surprise for Jackie on her breakfast tray each morning, even if he was thousands of miles away? Sometimes it was a poem, but more often it was a gold or diamond bracelet. Once, Jackie found a string of Japanese cultured pearls wrapped around a roll….
(pause here, for Renee’s aside: “Wow! That gives a whole new meaning to “with six you get egg roll”….now continue reading….)
Ari happily indulged his wife Jackie’s spending sprees. In “The $20,000,000 Honeymoon” author Fred Sparks let the title speak for itself. Sparks calculated that the ‘$20 million’ broke down to approximately $384,615.33 cents per week.*
special thanks: *above paragraph taken from previously published source material.