Barely hours after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, Providencia Paredes received a call.
It was First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
She needed an outfit right away – she was still wearing the now famous pink suit stained with the president’s blood. She also wanted Paredes to be ready to go downstairs with George Thomas, the president’s valet, when the coffin with Kennedy’s body arrived.
“I got a blue outfit and sent it to her right away,” Paredes, 89, said in Spanish in an interview with Fox News Latino on Thursday. “I had just found out earlier about what happened to the President.”
Paredes was the First Lady’s go-to person at the White House.
She was her special assistant — the one who kept meticulous records of her appointments, her thousands of outfits, her telephone calls and postal correspondence.
Paredes, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic as …