The fifth daughter of Joseph and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy has died this morning at Cape Cod Hospital. She was a very enigmatic woman. She was terribly intelligent. Old Joe Kennedy said she'd have made the best politician of all his children. Her husband R. Sargent Shriver ran for Vice President and then in 1976 for President. He was unsuccessful in both bids. I once sat next to them at a nice restaurant in Yarmouthport here on the Cape. Arnold and Maria and Sargent and Eunice ... we were directly next to them and they were as charming and lovely as they could be. We were seated at the same time so we chatted off and on throughout dinner. Arnold is surprisingly short and Eunice had the thickest head of hair I've ever seen. Maria looks you straight in the eyes as did her mother when speaking to you (a quality I find particularly sincere) and both seemed genuinely interested in all we had to say. Eunice Shriver was a devout Roman Catholic and did not believe in a woman's right to choose though in all other matters it appears she was a liberal Democrat. She'd been living at the Compound just before being admitted to the Cape Cod Hospital. From my own personal perspective she was a lovely woman with a charming manner and beautiful speaking voice. It's another milestone and I'm saddened that she's gone. (Robert) Sargent Shriver yet lives on at ninety-three. **aside- My family were no great fan of the Kennedys. But in my own experience I've grown to respect them as about as human as they come. My dad was prone to say "old Joe made his money running rum all the while bedding Gloria Swanson".