Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I'm so depressed to hear the news after work tonight that Senator Edward Kennedy was called beyond today, following his sister Eunice by just a few weeks.
I've respected him since I was a little girl. Here on the Cape he's been one of the local, famous guys. He always worked to make the lives of ordinary people better. I'll always be greatful to've known his influence during my lifetime.
In 1973, when my school decided not to do the eighth-grade Washington DC trip, my Mother, the Girl Scout Troop leader, took it upon herself to bring three troops together for a two-week, bus ride, sight-seeing extravaganza, while camped out at a Virginia GSA lodge.
Here's a crop of a larger, scanned, group print, Showing a detail of Ted Kennedy n SnaggleTooth , (with braids) taken on the back-steps of the US Senate building in Washington, DC, circa 1973. A special moment forever etched in my brain.
A very brave n amazing human being, may many learn from his legacy...


At 5:43 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

You had long hair back then, too. Lovely to see an early photo of you, Snaggle. I met Senator Kennedy when I worked at the Democratic Convention here in Atlanta several years ago - a nice man. I saw the title of your post before I had time to open it, switched on the news and the opening was of his passing. Ah - that's what her post is about this morning.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger TALON said...

Very sad news. How awesome that you had the opportunity to meet him in person. Neat photo! Oh, those braids bring back memories!

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Robin said...

Awesome that you have a photo of yourself with him, ST.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger ... Paige said...

A sad loss to be sure.

So you have always tilted your head for photos. So cute!

I too was in scouting...Brownie, Junior Girl Scout then as an adult I was Den Leader of my son's Cub Scouts for 5 years.

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Very sad :(
Great photo.

At 4:00 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, Very observant- There are a few other old pics of me from Awhile Back in ESR.
Here's where:
Glad you got to meet him.

Talon, This news did hit me hard. It's a large photo which was used in the local newspaper Metro-West of Boston. I used to wear braids daily to avoid snarls.

Robin, Yes it's a treasure. I'd forgotten about the print, until we found it in my Mom's desk while cleaning out the old house before it got sold. Shows alot of old classmate pals too- Mary n Alicia also are looking at the cam, smiling here-

Paige, Guess it's sad even for folks outside of Massachusetts.
No, I don't ALWAYS tilt, but it is remarkably like my blogger profile pose, isin't it? see links in response to Lynn.
"On my honor..." I was a Girl Scout of America for 10 years, all the way from Brownie to Senior. I had to pick up a postumous award for my Mom for decades of her dedication to Patriots Trail Council in '01.

Cookie, I'm quite melancholy- Waaahhhh- thanks

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

You were soooooo cute!

And he was one handsome devil, as were all the Kennedy men.

And funny... two days ago in Boston Logan as Kelly and I were frolicking on the people mover floors from Terminal A to C, a deep distinctive clear voice came on overhead speakers to say "I'm senator Ted Kennedy..." And went on to hold my attention as he tried to reel me in for a stay in Cape Cod, as well as greater exciting Boston. But Jim awaited in Texas, as you know.

I guess that was just a few hours before his death. May he rest in peace.

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

I have an address where you can send your picture and story with Teddy:

This was a site sent to me by the Georgia Democratic Party, which is surprising considering I live in a very red state.... but we do have a few blue dots here and there that want to keep the dream alive.

I, too, was enamored by the Kennedy family.... no surprise being a New England girl at heart. As I type this I am watching the motorcade travel Route 6 up to Boston and listening to all the sites in the city they plan to pass on the way..... all sites I have walked many times myself.

As for the picture you posted... I had you picked out without even reading your post first. Braids or not, your long hair gave you away.


At 10:24 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, it was really windy that day, n his long hair was flapping all over the place- been so long since his hair was dark.
Well, if Jim's good at selling cars, he could always be a senator- Ted left a How-To course. I know you thought of the side trip, but ya know jim missed you so bad you had to skidaddle along quickly...

Ellen dear, So good to hear from you! Been thinking of you alot lately. Wondering how you are, n hope works still busy.
Thankyou for the link, I'll have to go check it out. Need more time than I've got lately to get to everything tho- Bless you, long-distance neighbor, lvU


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