My Thoughts of Senator Edward Kennedy

An imperfect man who happened to be one of the great humanitarians on our planet: that’s who Ted Kennedy was to me. Most of what Senator Kennedy has done for us, due to his legislation and humanitarianism, runs seamlessly in our everyday lives. But this isn’t a blog about those achievements or of his failings. I’m from Massachusetts and live on Cape Cod. The Kennedy mystique is rich and deep here. My upholstery business has taken me into Hyannis Port many times. I was not fortunate enough to do any upholstery work for the Kennedy’s. But when driving into Hyannis Port from Ocean Street, the site of the Kennedy compound and his sailboat, Mya, on it’s mooring, is always special to see. With the Senator gone, Mya has lost her Captain, Hyannis Port has lost an anchor in their community, and we the people, have lost a great and distinctive voice for the have-nots. Senator Kennedy, I salute your courage to change Yourself, the State of Massachusetts, the Nation and the World. I will miss you.