Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In memoriam

I met him at a dinner at the JFK Library in Boston about 10 years ago. What impressed me about him was his approachability and down-to-earth manner, and how genuine he was. I've always admired him for turning his life around and living it so well and in tremendous service to his huge family and his country.

RIP Senator Edward Kennedy.

3 comments:

  1. I concur.
    He was a servant of the people.

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  2. I am very sad about his passing.

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  3. Growing up as an Irish Catholic in a WASP community the Kennedy's were a beacon of hope. They were the example of faith, justice and service that our parents held up to us. When I was a young girl on the verge of womanhood my father took me to see Jack Kennedy (and to shake his hand) when he was campaigning. That moment, the colors, the sounds, the press of the crowd is impressed indelibly on my heart and mind. His assasination was so much more horrific than the black and white tragedy I followed on TV. I was in highschool when RFK was murdered. Ted took up the mantle of responsibility that his brothers bequeathed him, he wore it well. And now, Ted has passed. But his death is so different. There is sadness but there is so much to celebrate in this life so richly lived. He accomplished so much for for so many, in our country and abroad. He is one of the few politicians who ever made me proud to be an American. The Kennedy brothers were all 3 imperfect extraordinary men who accomplished extraordinary things for ordinary men and women. There's a huge Teddy shaped hole in the world right now.

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