Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Teddy Kennedy Dies

Doug Mills/The New York Times

"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." --Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, U.S. senator from Massachusetts

Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate, died last night. He was 77.

Remember meeting Teddy in South Hadley, MA, on St. Partick's Day in the '60s. Ryan Buckley had invited me to come up from Providence to take part in the festivities. After the parade we went to an Irish club and there was Teddy. Do not recall shaking his hand or his looking my way.

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