Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Globe Photo / Chris Hartlove

THE LION OF THE SENATE, as well as…A brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather….and a dog lover.

A few years ago, while living in Washington, Mom came home from work, and told me the story of a great man. A man who dedicated his life’s work to bettering the lives of others. The elderly, the children, the disabled. A man who believed that public service was an honor and a duty. A man who believed in possibilities….She saw this man that day.

He was standing in the Upper Senate Park next to his Senate Office building, in a charcoal grey suit....with a tennis racquet. He was alone…except for his 2 dogs...Sunny & Splash. It was spring in Washington, the cherry trees were in full bloom, and there stood the senior senator of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Senator Edward M. Kennedy….hitting tennis balls for his beloved dogs to fetch.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Mom will be on assignment the remainder of the week covering the funeral of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. We will resume posting upon her return.


Scout 'n Freyja said...

We agree, 100%. Momma says that she will never see such dedication to country again in her lifetime.

style chronicle said...

I thought about you when the news broke. I am sure you are one busy woman. Take care.

Ms. ~K said...

Very nice memory...thanks for sharing.