Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wakes: The Irish Do It Best!

Wakes
The Irish Do It Best
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Did you watch the wake for Teddy Kennedy on TV last night? Jack and I laughed so hard we were doubled over with mirth. Especially when that former U.S. senator from Iowa gave his scared to death talk about being on Teddy's sailboat for the first time and when Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah spoke about how he rather unwillingly fell in deep friendship with Kennedy. The Kennedy that was always blowing cigar smoke his way and talking, laughing and singing loud while drinking heavy. These comments from a man who is a non smoking and non drinking Utah Mormon! Oh how funny were these eulogies! And oh how funny is life itself when we learn to love and cherish what we thought we would thoroughly despise.

3 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joann: Didn't see it but you are write it is great to be able to celebrate the loss.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The wakes are not what they used to be but are since television.


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Linda Reeder said...

I saw most of it and loved it too. Between that and the funeral mass, I learned much more about the man Teddy was.