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Ted Kennedy was the baby of the family who became its patriarch; the restless dreamer who became its rock. He was the sunny, joyful child who bore the brunt of his brothers’ teasing, but learned quickly how to brush it off. When they tossed him off a boat because he didn’t know what a jib was, six-year-old Teddy got back in and learned to sail. When a photographer asked the newly elected Bobby to step back at a press conference because he was casting a shadow on his younger brother, Teddy quipped, “It’ll be the same in Washington.”
President Obama’s eulogy for Ted Kennnedy, 2009

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”My brothers were my dearest friends. They were just human beings — and wanted to be considered that way — but they were extraordinary. I cared very deeply about them, loved them. I miss them. No day goes by when I don’t. That gap will be with me for the rest of my life. No way to bridge that.”

Ted Kennedy, 1985

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The family gathered ay Hyannis Port in 1944 with Jack’s navy buddies Jim Reed, Len Thom, Barney Ross and Red Fay (and their wives). One of the last pics of the family still intact. Joe Jr., incidently, is obscured by Red Fay’s hand at the left.

The family gathered ay Hyannis Port in 1944 with Jack’s navy buddies Jim Reed, Len Thom, Barney Ross and Red Fay (and their wives). One of the last pics of the family still intact. Joe Jr., incidently, is obscured by Red Fay’s hand at the left.

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