Gotta love The Parker House (and Boston)!

I was just reading about the Press Room of The Parker House in Boston where I gave a presentation a couple of weeks ago.  John F. Kennedy made his first public speech in the Press Room while attending hs grandfather Honey Fitzgerald’s birthday party.  The Press Room later became the place where he announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress and where he had his bachelor party. He proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier in Parker’s Restraunt, where Malcolm X was a bus boy in the ’40s, Ho Chi Minh was a pastry chef 1911-13, and the “Saturday Club” (Longfellow, Dickens, Emerson, Whittier, Hawthorne and Holmes) met.  I thought it was only famous for inventing the Boston Cream Pie (1867) and the Parker House Roll (recipe became public in 1933 when Roosevelt requested it).  Gotta love that place (and Boston)!

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