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June 6, 2018

So Long Bobby!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:27 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun, surf and sky of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, humid, relatively cool island of Nantucket! Good to be with you on this High Noon Wednesday, The Sixth Day of June, 2018. The wet and wild of yesterday’s weather passing by, offering some clearing for the rest of the week, with the sun’s triumphant return for Thursday and Friday…

Fifty years ago, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just moments after he won the California U.S. presidential primary. Shortly before his funeral at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a train took his remains to Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington D.C., where he was buried next to his brother, John. Up to two million Americans interrupted their day to stand by the tracks and pay tribute to the man lying in the train’s last car on it’s 225-mile journey…

Bobby Kennedy was loved by so many, including this humble ‘reporter’. A real hero for the average man or woman living in this nation, during that turbulent era of the mid to late ‘Sixties’. A visionary who, with the heart and courage of a cop, vowed to stamp of poverty, racism, social injustices and ultimately war, as the Vietnam war was looming ever larger on the world’s stage.  Passionate positions with real power behind him, were factors that most likely added to the reason he was murdered in cold blood. Who knows who the real culprit(s) were, certainly not another patsy ‘history books’ point out as the killer.

His vow and mission was the human being, and his/her state therein, always bent on improving the lot of the common man…  His famous hands on visiting of the poor in rural Kentucky (1968), and the poorest of the poor in Mississippi, where starvation was rampant in those days. Truly a third world nation within the richest country on the face of this earth. He was so moved by this tour that those closest to him could see how it changed him forever. Perhaps it gave him real eyes that transformed him into a figure that people flocked to in mass numbers wherever he went, needing see him indeed, to reach out and touch him;

it happened so often people covering the events coined the phrase, “The Bobby Phenomenon”…

In history books, Hyannis Port is known for being the ‘Summer White House’ for President John F. Kennedy. But to the president, his then attorney general brother Robert F. Kennedy and most of the rest of the now sprawling Kennedy family, the village where several relatives own property is where they all came home together. Biographers and Kennedy family members say the time at the oceanfront compound has for four generations offered a hub to enjoy–and treasure–family time, a sense of community, shared values and the beauty and peace of the ocean and coastline. Joseph P. Kennedy bought “the Big House” in 1920 and his children grew up there, as have their children and grandchildren. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, still spends summers in Hyannis Port. For the past 29 years, they have hosted an annual celebrity-filled golf tournament in Hyannis Port that carries on Kennedy’s mission:

Robert F. Kennedy’s Human Rights…

There was a lone sign on a sad face fifty years ago on those aforementioned rail road tracks, a hand made sign held up by a country girl with a tear in he eye that simply read,

“So Long Bobby.”

God’s speed Sir Knight,

God’s speed!

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and say, ‘why not?’”

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”



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