Thursday, August 27, 2009

In Remembrance



God Bless
Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy
1932-2009




I make it a point to keep controversial issues off my blog. I try to keep my personal views on religion/spirituality minimal. During the presidential election it was hard for me to not put up a "support" blinkie. I am pretty passionate about some things...but I also believe that there is a time and a place for everything. When I go to stamp blogs I go for a source of inspiration. I go for a break from my everyday life. And I try to give the same on my blog.


Initially, I was going to use a picture of beach chairs...or sunflowers...or fall leaves for this challenge. But I have been so moved by the life and death of our dedicated Senator, that I wanted to pay a tribute to Teddy. After all I am a lifelong Massachusetts resident. I am an Irish-American. I am a democrat. I am an American.

Ted Kennedy, like all humans, was not perfect. But he dedicated his life to the people of Massachusetts and the USA. I thank him for that.

I would appreciate that the comments section of this post not turn into a political debate. All inappropriate comments will be deleted. Remember what mama taught you: If you can't say anything nice than don't say anything at all.
In this great country we are each allowed to have our own opinions, views, feelings. Please respect mine and respect that this is MY blog.

Thank you.

Rest in Peace, Senator.

33 comments:

Cheryl said...

Very nice memorial to a great man in many ways.

susan said...

Lovely tribute to a fine American who dedicated his life to the American people. One does not have to be Irish-American, a democrat, a Catholic or a citizen of Massachusetts to recognize the good work he has done or be saddened by his passing. He worked as long as he was physically able to make sure that his projects would be passed on to others who would continue to work to make them become a reality. And as a man passes from this world on his journey to the next, it is certainly not the time to comment or even think of his past personal issues.

Carol L said...

I'm on the same page as you concerning political/religious views. America lost one of its most endeared senators and political icons, and we as Americans should all take a moment to come together and remember that Ted Kennedy devoted his life to the country he loved. Rest in peace Senator, God bless, and thanks for your thoughtful tribute today Kerry.

Mima said...

Hola Kerry,
Lovely Tribute to Ted Kennedy. Thank you for being sincere about your views.
GB, Mima

Pia said...

perfect Kerry

Nancy said...

Nice tribute...he left an indelible mark on our country, and his passion and dedication to service will be missed.

KarenB said...

This is fabulous! Great job!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful tribute, Kerry. hugs!

Rachel Hope said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} It is a sad day in history to loe The Lion! I have had tears in my eyes for 2 days! Wonderful tribute, thank you!

Anonymous said...

I thought your ode to the Senator was totally lovely, and I hope you send that card to Patrick, or someone in his family. I love your blog and just signed up to be a part of it, even if it's just being a "lurker" for a while. Thanks for being such a great inspiration.

Melissa from Kingwood, Texas

Sue from Oregon said...

Yes, I agree this is a nice tribute to Senator Kennedy. This brings back so many memories of his family to me.
TFS

Anonymous said...

Also..I had to show my name under anonymous, as I can't remem my other password!!...grr..lol. Again, great blog.

Melissa from Kingwood, Texas

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice tribute Kerry. Thanks for sharing your feelings.

Lorie said...

An era certainly has ended with Senator Kennedy's death. I do love your card and how patriotic it is. Great job, Kerry!

Tracey said...

WHat a fabulous tribute to a man you obviously admire Kerry! xx

mamichelle said...

I don't think it matters what side of the fence you're on. Ted was admired by all. Such a good man and he'll be truly missed. What a nice tribute, Kerry!

Christina said...

Nice card! A great tribute for someone who deserves it!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Great card Kerry!!
Hugs
Vivi

Kristen said...

Well Kerry, what can I say....This card is amazing!!!!! Simply stunning. So appropriate as I am sitting here watching him get ready to be transfered from the cape. You definately should send this card along to his family. It's wonderful!

Adair said...

Well said, Kerry. This man has dedicted his life to the USA and many have benefited from his convictions. I, too, will miss this great man.

Joy Reed said...

I was sad to hear of his death. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.

Linda S. said...

A beautiful tribute to another American icon that is gone. Thank you Kerry. Linda S. in NE

Iona said...

Kerry the tribute was perfect. It doesn't matter what your political views are or what state you live in as we are all AMERICANS!! The Kennedy family has been a part of American history for a very long time. His passing affects us all, just in different ways...your tribute was perfect. Thank you Kerry. Rest well Senator.

Peg Lucas said...

Kerry -

Beautiful card and well said sentiments. It is truly the end of an era.

Like an earlier poster, you need to send the card to the Kennedy family.

Peg

Anonymous said...

Well said! He was an extraordinary citizen and a man of the ordinary people. I just heard he was serving as a volunteer in the schools helping a little girl with her reading at the time that he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Thank you Massachusetts for electing him to serve in the Senate for those many years.
Sandy, in Minnesota

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tribute Kerry!

Vina said...

I loved reading your heartfelt tribute to senator Kennedy. I am a proud American liberal democrat who is eternally grateful for his compassion, dedication and service to our great nation. The laws he helped create touched all of our lives and helped to better our country. He will be greatly missed.
Take care.
Vina Fresno, Ca.

Sheri said...

Very wonderfully said Kerry. You are one classy lady!

Anonymous said...

I am a lifelong Republican but I watched Senator Kennedy's funeral with tears. No matter what your politics this man devoted his life to his country and deserves to be honored. Your tribute is beautiful Kerry. Well done.

Candy said...

Hi Kerry,
You have made a lovely card for someone you greatly admire.
I am a Canadian - but admired Ted's long life in the Senate and what he tried to accomplish.
In times of sorrow we all should remember the good people have done with their lives.
Hugs, Candy

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What an absolutely beautiful card in honor of an incredibly remarkable gentleman! Well done Kerry! A special tribute to our Senator! May God Bless Senator Ted Kennedy!

Lisa T said...

Beautiful card! You're right - he wasn't perfect but the good definitely outweighed the mistakes of his younger years. I would like to think that maybe both Dems and Reps would proceed with a little more civility in the health care debate, out of respect for Kennedy. That's probably too much to hope for, though. :-(

Monica said...

Very well put Kerry--beautiful tribute to a wonderful man, no one is perfect--but he has helped so many people and he truly will be missed. He loved people,and he was truly loved back. You made a beautiful card and he would be proud of it too.

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