"Jack" Kennedy?Submitted by DFarrell on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 02:54
This is really confusing me. I've never known anybody refer to JFK as Jack. Even two generations up, from people who are now dead. I first heard the reference tonight and found out, he was called Jack by some people. Now I wonder what my grandfathers real name was. Maybe it was John.
I tried to call my dad past his 2100 hrs do not call me (he gets pissed), but I'm really curious about people calling him Jack.
I've verified it via the net, but if another being older than I can verify it that would be nice. I've never seen him referred to as "Jack" except for tonight. I've done the research and it's true, but maybe to certain states or maybe only on the east coast? I'm just really curious.
Is Jack a pseudonym or a shortening (same amount of letters) for John? Or was it simply a nickname for JFK? I will check tomorrow what my grandfather's real name was. Maybe his name was John as well.
I can still picture my grandpa Jack throwing me up in the air and catching me 30 years later, and his smiling face. I also remember seeing him in ICU with skin like plastic dying from colon cancer. Unfortunately. He's my hero in any case.
I'll find out if my grandpa's name was John or Jack on his birth certificate tomorrow. It will be interesting.
I know Johan and John are synonymous, but not John and Jack.
I hope this is posted in the right forum.