Sunday, August 30, 2009

Goodbye Ted

Meant to put this up earlier. I watched most of Kennedy's funeral yesterday. It was very moving. If you missed it, here's a nice photo gallery of when his hearse stopped at the Capitol steps on the way to Arlington.

And in case you want to see it later, CSPAN has the archived footage of the memorial service on Friday and the funeral mass and burial service yesterday. I thought the letter Ted sent from the grave was brilliant. He made it very clear that his dying wish was to see universal health care coverage enacted. And the lightning storm that blew up, kind of out of nowhere, at the very end made for a dramatic finish. I'm thinking that storm was really Ted's spirit, saying his last goodbye. He was such a force of nature in life. It would make sense he would leave this earthly realm with a dramatic flourish. [graphic]

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Blogger Ruth said...

The Kennedy family showed how great it makes everyone to make generosity of spirit a hallmark of the group.

Hope the shoulder is all better.

10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Not easy to be a Kennedy I think, but they rise to the family name and tradition of public service well.

Shoulder still sucks. On my way to the doctor for that and some routine stuff too. Hoping it's nothing serious.

12:21:00 PM  

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