"I was always a liability to him." ~ Jackie Kennedy speaking of her husband. She always doubted her influence on the public. Jackie never noticed that the crowds increased immeasurably whenever she made an appearance. She thought herself to be hazardous to Jack's political career. Nonetheless, she praised her husband and said after his death: "He never asked me to change."
Jackie Kennedy thanks the nation in 1964 for all of the cards and letters that she and the children received following the death of President Kennedy. She received "nearly 800,000 in all", and she acknowledged each one personally, a project that took her 10 years to complete.