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I felt like that 5 year old little girl watching t.v. as I watched the flag draped coffin of President Kennedy. For a moment I was back there...I was sitting on the floor, with my legs "indian style" in front of the t.v. All the emotions surfaced, this was another fallen icon of my time.
I was sitting on the couch today, but as I looked down, I was sitting the same way as I was as that little girl. How strange, I wasn't even aware I could sit that way anymore.
As I listened to the stories both today and last night about Ted Kennedy, I was amazed at the personal side that I had never heard of or could have even imagined.
I always admired the Kennedys. Coming from a large, flawed family myself, I understand family dysfunction. Through all the years, the way they stayed together, facing so much loss, sadness, family tragedies, the bond was never broken.
There are no perfect families. The Kennedys included. But what they do have is a love, acceptance, courage, loyalty that most families do not.
Seeing the younger generation go up and speak at the service, I heard the voices of the future.
Ted, the dream does go on, living through those most precious to you to carry on.

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Comment by Gary Freedman on August 30, 2009 at 12:09pm
It's hard to believe that one family has given so much.
Comment by TuesdaysRuby on August 30, 2009 at 8:17am
I too was stuck on the tv all day watching the services and hours of commentaries while waiting for the herse to show up for the burial.....remembering each funeral of each member which had come before.
Some how I felt the sadness for all of us, as we were young and had the dreams of a camalot existance and wondering if Teddy's passing will end all the dreams or if someone will pick it up and make it even better......
Being raised in an adopted family, alone with no sibilings, all of my aunts and uncles are gone and I never see cousins, i could only admire even tho now their uncle Teddy is gone and most other elders, they still have each other....
Comment by stillgoing on August 29, 2009 at 10:35pm
That was beautiful Marjorie. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as they represented the same many of us less eloquent also felt. HUGS



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