Comments to remember: The Last Toast

Learning to dance in the rain

Bittersweet says "Skol!"

I totally agree.
It was so nice to have politicians there who actually cared about people, and said so!
No matter their faults.
Life is not about bank accounts and stock portfolios.
It's about love and hope and tragedy and overcoming heatbreak.
Loving in the face of pain!
And they showed that.
And they gave a lot back.
Here's my ultimate "Kennedy moment":
Kennedy is president, it's a freezing cold winter.
People are outside the WhiteHouse protesting the Cuba situation- carrying signs, shouting slogans, etc...all against the president.
Rather than send troops out to remove them, Kennedy sends out coffee and donuts for the protestors.
That was our America....the one that is long gone now.....or at least WAS long gone. May be some hope now...
Cheers to you Kennedy's!
Since I'm Swedish, I'll say Skol

By Tom Degan

When Patrick Kennedy walks out of the U.S. Capital for the last time as a legislator, it will be the end of an era that began in 1947 when my father was a senior in high school. Dad would have turned eighty this October 27.

Tonight I'll be drinking a toast. I am Irish. That's our job. We drink toasts. So sue me! My toast tonight will be for all the members of that remarkable clan - living and dead. From old Ambassador Joe all the way down to the his youngest descendant.

A toast:  That they all have found peace - in this world and the the one beyond. That the survivors are able to look back on their family's vital contribution to the last century and be proud of a unique and valuable legacy.

Someone once said: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

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