Senator Edward M. Kennedy died August 25, 2009, The title I used on this blog may not have been quoted accurately, but it reflects my feelings. MSNBC told us the sad news early this morning. It wasn't as if we hadn't been forewarned.
I took it hard and suddenly felt I didn't want to be by myself, sorrowful and lonely. I went to a fine bakery and bought a dozen beautifully decorated cake slices - a cheerful note which I brought as a treat to our office for our three excellent maintenance men and our apartment manager. Cheerful note or not, the five of us - Louise, Paul, Gary, Al and I - were of one mind: sad.
We talked about Teddy as if we'd known him personally and discovered our politics agreed. It was good to be with others. I went back upstairs to my apartment and the office crew enjoyed coffee and cake.
There has been nonstop coverage of Ted's achievements, his friends, political and personal, and his family. Health care for all citizens may receive a boost and actually happen. And my jaunt to the bakery and to the office helped relieve my dark mood.
The funeral arrangements have been made, and I shall watch it as closely as I watched his brother John's.