Friday, August 28, 2009

Edward.M.Kennedy 1932-2009 Agatha and Archie and PL1+2's homage

PL1+2 paid homage last night to their Senator...and they went here..to the JFK Library..and they waited over three hours





They didn't mind.. it was the least they could do for the man who has given them so much....






And they have been very sad these past days...The passing of Senator Kennedy for us in Massachusetts is not only the loss of one of the greatest Senators but also like losing a family member.Being staunch supporters for a very very long time they knew that they had to pay homage to his body in repose..and they waited for 3 hours in a calm organized line of peoples of all colors ,religions ,places of origin, young and old,black and white, Americans and people from all over the world, all of whom felt the overwhelming need to come and pay their respect and to honor this great man.And thousands and thousands of people of people had stories...of how he had helped them ....like the father of a child with a brain tumor that needed to get to Maryland and the family had no idea how to do this. They went to the Senator and within 3 hours a helicopter was waiting..The family from the Congo who he arranged Visas for and then helped to acclimate in this city, the father of a sick child in PL1's NICU who did not have the right Visa papers and could not be with his wife and his grievously sick child...Teddy got him there in less than 9 hours.....There are thousands and thousands of stories like this that not a lot of people know. And while PL1 and 2 waited in line the Kennedy family ,his wife,his children,his nieces and nephews came out to shake the hands of people waiting, the people coming to respect their beloved Teddy...And when the Senator was about to leave the Cape for the last time how poignant it was to see Caroline touch the coffin, a gesture like the one she made on her fathers coffin .....As one Massachewittsian said it is not only losing the greatest Senator but it is as if we have lost a family member... And Splash and Sunny are now without their beloved PL to take them to the Senate and to play ball with and to go sailing with. Splash and Sunny told us they need our help because "the work goes on, the cause endures the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.."

18 comments:

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a touching eulogy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy family and your state.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gus said...

Dear A&A and PL1 and 2...thank you for bringing the experience even closer by sharing your feelings. He will be greatly missed by all of us, but particularly to those of you he served for so long.

Jake of Florida said...

As we watched last night, we were so sure you'd be there -- but I don't think we actually saw you.

As mom said in her private e-mail this morning, we share your grief from afar -- but knowing you brings it all the closer. He meant so much to so many people.

Thank you for the beautiful eulogy.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

the 4 Bs said...

that was so sweet of your PLs to go visit Senator Kennedy. he was a great man and did so much for your state.

woofs.

Lorenza said...

We know he was a great man.
Prayers for the Kennedy family.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kess And Her Mama said...

Even though we're on the other part of the world, we're also so touched by the story of Edward Kennedy's life (thanks to CNN). What an amazing legacy and a beautiful tribute.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom and dad were watching some of his memorial on TV last night! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kennedy family!

Waving at you from Nantucket,
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

A and A and PL 1 +2
Thanks for sharing those stories. No many people including myself don't know how much he has done for others. How lucky we are to have had him during our lifetime.
norwood

Patience-please said...

Thank you.

love from the whippets' servant

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Sue said...

We were watching the funeral this morning on tv when a white dove landed on our deck railing. It stayed around all day and the sadness we'd been feeling lifted.

There is a picture of it on our blog. A real live dove of peace on the day Ted was buried. How perfect.

Jake of Florida said...

We watched every second -- even until it got so dark no one but those who were there could see. How fitting that the very last moments were in the privacy of darkness - wuth just the flashes of summer heat lightning and the loving words of the grand children. It was as though we held our breath for the last four days.

Jake and Just Harry

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

our thoughts are with you

Joe Stains said...

We didn't know much about the Senator but we can tell by how many people are saddened by his passing that he must have been a really great guy.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

We thought of you over the past few days. The British TV showed coverage of people waiting to go and pay their respects to Senator Kennedy and how the JFK library stayed open until 2pm to allow as many people as possible to pay their respects.

It is the end of an era, you have sadly lost a great Senator.

Thinking of you.


Molly, Taffy and Monty

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Wow...we're barkless....

Completely barkless...

We're glad you went...we hoped you'd be able to go....

Sending hankies to ya and our sympathy and love...

Lac, Scruff,Stanny and Mumsie

Asta said...

Deaw Agatha and Awchie and Pls
We too awe vewy sad..thoughnot fwom his gweat state,we loved Teddy wif all his hooman fwailties and stewengths.He was a Gweat man. You awe so lucky to have been able to say goodbye pwopewly.
Thank you fow that bootiful oology.
Splash and Sunny will always have ouw suppowt to lend a paw to theiw causes.

smoochie kisses
ASTA and Mommi

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're crying again. Sad tears. Thank you for your tribute to prompt us again to remember, to grieve and to say goodbye.

Jake and Fergi xxoo