Friday, May 11, 2012
Mr. Ward's Presidential Korner 8
"Mr. Ward's Presidential Korner." Dig it! Mr. Ward just got back from President Kennedy's secret fallout shelter on Peanut Island and, as promised, he sent us some photos, along with this report: "The place was pretty small, yet was supposedly designed to house Kennedy, his family, and about 20 others. JFK actually went inside the bunker for a couple of dry runs. Two points of interest. They still had some of the cans of water that had been stored there in case of a nuclear attack. The cans were made of very thick lead to protect the water from radiation. However, it turns out that if they really had to drink the water everyone in the bunker probably would've gone crazy from lead poisoning in pretty short order. Also, the cardboard barrel you see is what they were supposed to use for sanitation. It comes with a toilet seat you put on top and is filled with a plastic bag and chemicals. They had four of them. I can't imagine Jackie Kennedy being too cool with that."