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Millionth White House Visitor and Family Meet President Kennedy

Aug. 23, 1961 - A Georgia couple who had promised their three children a trip through the White House got more than they bargained for today. President Kennedy welcomed them into his private office. Mrs. Jack Sprayberry of Rome, Ga., earned her family this experience by being in the right line at the right time. She was the millionth visitor to the White House this year. Mr. Kennedy chat with the Sprayberrys was somewhat one-sided. Mrs. Sprayberry told reporters that her children had nothing to say. "For the first time in their lives, they were speechless," she said. Mr. Kennedy talked about the Sprayberry children's school, the family's trip to Washington, and the dog that was given to his daughter, Caroline, by Premier Khrushchev of the Soviet Union. Then he gave the Sprayberrys an autographed picture of himself and a photo of the Executive Mansion.


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