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Tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy spark interest

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Tapes of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy have piqued the interest of those fascinated with Camelot and the Kennedy's time in Washington.
A D.C. restaurant, Martin's Tavern in Northwest, claims that John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline inside its establishment.

“You get the ethos of what Senator John F. Kennedy experienced,” said Mayo Horie, the restaurant’s general manager.

Proprietors say Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline in 1953 in one of its booths. Tonight, beneath the backdrop of an ABC special, patrons reflected on their legacy.

The newly released recordings of Jaqueline Kennedy piqued their curiosity. In one tape, she shared how her husband felt about fashion.

"All these letters about my skirt's too short, and I said, but they're not too short, and he said, oh I guess you're right,” she is heard saying.

In another, she says JFK often wondered whether Abraham Lincoln would've been as great a president if he'd lived. After the Cuban missile crisis, Kennedy told his wife if anyone was ever going to shoot him, that would be the day.

“I guess that was kind of prophetic in its time,” said Alan Fyfe, in town from Michigan. “I know that she did not want to go to Camp David, away from him during that Cuban missile crisis.”

Ultimately the revealing insights and charged nostalgia lead to a forlorn sense of wonder about the profound ways in which the world may have been different.

Read more about the tapes on the ABC News website.

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