Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Senator Edward Kennedy Dead At 77

Having been raised a Catholic in the 1960s I can say that I recall asking my parents who "we" were for in the upcoming Illinois 1968 presidential Primary. I was told Bobby Kennedy. Well we all knew what happened there. I remember being awoken to my mother, and sister crying over the breaking news that Robert Kennedy had been assassinated.

And years later I asked my mother about the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated and she told me I broke down crying because everyone else in the house was crying. I was just a little kid then, but I must have sensed that anything so important as to bring the adults to tears was worthy of my own.

As the years past the tabloids kept the Kennedy family, and Jacki O in the spotlight, and I watched them from afar - feeling a bit guilty in the process. But as I learned more about the remarkable Kennedy family, and their history I realized I was witnessing history.

I've always been a Kennedy fan.

I've seen this family survive one tragedy after another, and yet survive. And they will go on.

God Bless You Teddy, and thank you for all the good things you have done for this nation.

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