It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
- Rose Kennedy (1890 - 1925)
Rose Kennedy, 1939
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist and socialite. She was deeply embedded in the "lace curtain" Irish Catholic community in Boston, where her father was mayor. She was the wife of businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr, who was United States Ambassador to the Court of St James. Their nine children included President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward Kennedy.