This is how she told the story, maybe 100 times, over almost 20 years:
” It was a cold autumn day. I was trying on clothes in Harpers on Kings Highway, and all of a sudden everybody started yelling and running out of the store. I had no coat on, I was wearing my own skirt with Harpers’ blouse, but I ran out, too.
” Everyone was shouting JFK! JFK! I never saw such a crowd. They were pushing their way up to the car. It was stopped and he was shaking hands with people.
“I ran up and he looked right at me, he shook my hand – he pointed at me and said, ‘[G]o back inside – you look cold.’
He was probably freezing because it was chilly. But, he was so nice and you know, he’s even better looking in person. Such nice eyes.
Well,I bought that blouse – you know the one. Creme silk with a creme satin collar. Very sheer.”