Wednesday, April 11, 2007

White House Press Secretary- JFK aide

Although his eyes twinkled at a gift of his favorite Punch Punch Cuban cigars, "his vocabulary was limited to only a few words," Stephen Salinger said from his home in Los Angeles. "That was OK, because among the few words he could still remember and words every son wants to hear. He said 'I love you.'"

"It's the first time in my life I wasn't going to receive a prognosis on the upcoming election," Stephen Salinger said.

Mrs. Salinger said her husband suffered from aphasia and was not able to speak, but otherwise was very aware of his surroundings and recognized and enjoyed the company of his friends and family.