“It is wrong for our civil laws to deny any American the basic right to be part of a family, to have loved ones with whom to build a future and share life’s joys and tears, and to be free from the stain of bigotry and discrimination.” Senator Ted Kennedy, 2005

It  is a day more suited for a funeral than a wedding and safe to assume that Hurricane Danny was named for Republican Dan Quayle rather than that other Congressional consensus-builder,Daniel Webster one of the finest senators of the 19th century. It is pouring. Truly, the heavens have opened and Kennedy clan members, Members of Congress and others gathered to mourn Ted Kennedy are huddled under brollies and in danger of slipping and sliding on Boston sidewalks.

As the Crone dresses for today’s wedding of Andy and Michael on Cape Cod, she pauses to note that, without the Senator and his robust life-long support of civil rights, today’s nuptials would not be possible.

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As the priest just said at the funeral, God Bless you Ted

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The blessing used at Ted Kennedy’s funeral

Prayers of Invocation
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
traditional gaelic blessing

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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