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    Robert F. Kennedy's Laundry Bag In 1977 a young Georgetown student who had an interest in politics received an unexpected phone call from a friend working at a second-hand store. Mrs. Robert Kennedy had entered the store with bags full of clothing and other items to donate to the shop. The friend spied a white laundry bag with a draw string that was embroidered "Robert Francis Kennedy." Inside the laundry bag was found a zerox copy of the note from RFK to JFK mentioning the laundry bag and other personal things. She asked Mrs. Kennedy about the bag. Mrs. Kennedy told her that it had been her husband's while he was in the service. The friend later purchased the bag (for 10 cents!) and then gave it to her politically minded friend. The bag is accompanied by a long historical letter signed by the once student, who eventually accepted a post with the Department of Agriculture following graduation.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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