It's like an end of an era to me, with the news of Senator Ted Kennedy passing this morning. For me, Kennedy became an important name when his brother John, became president. Of course, John F Kennedy's assassination touched us all. Then, another brother, Bobby, was assassinated. There was certainly a lot of heartfelt sympathy for the family all around the nation during these times. I lived in Massachusetts, later in life, for twenty five years, so the Kennedy name became even more important and interesting to me. Even though I did not agree with everything Ted stood for, I had a lot of respect for him and his entire family. Then there was the time when his nephew, John, son of President Kennedy, crashed his small plane in the ocean, while flying to Martha's Vineyard. Maybe it was just because Ted was in the limelight, but it seemed his entire family had endured a lot of heartache, more than the norm. Rest in Peace, Ted, and may your family carry on your wonderful attributes!