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Friday, June 06, 2008

Remembering RFK

Speaking of the Kennedys, today, of course, marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert Francis Kennedy.

I can't help but turn my thoughts to those who miss him the most -- his family, especially his widow, Ethel.

Fine, she may not have been as pretty as Joan, or as gracious as Jacqueline. She certainly lacked the iron will of Rose, as her children's lives descended into chaos after his passing.

But the one thing she had that none of these women truly did was that her husband was her life. She loved him infinitely, and she was never the same again, after his death.

So here's thinking of Ethel, who deserved longer, happier days with the man she loved.


A 17-year old girl, Now Turned Woman, Remembers
RFK Jr. Blogger, Who Also Lost Father Young, Honours Mrs. K
Matt's Today In History Speaks Of Faded Dreams



  • Do I have a hard heart? I hope not. But being a mere lad in '68. see

    But I see that like urban violence, I took assassination in stride too...it's just...what we do. Nothin' special. A hard, strange, child that thinks this is just normal political behavior. All this before finding out granddad was a full-bore Nazi! Oy!

    By Blogger Ron, at Sat Jun 07, 01:00:00 am GMT-4  

  • A nice tribute. Well done, Vicks.

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Jul 02, 12:34:00 pm GMT-4  

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