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RIP Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Just reported on CNN.
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    What a life.

  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    There was a time when I would have regarded the death of "a Kennedy" as some great tragedy.

    She did have quite a life, but it brings to mind the general mistreatment/ill treatment of all women throughout the golden history of the Kennedy clan.

    We can all agree, perhaps, that she's better off now.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to a great lady.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not sure I understand what that post means.
    Most of the Kennedy clan acknowledged Eunice as the brigthest and most philanthropic of them all.

    RIP to a lady who genuinely cared.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    There aren't too many people who used sports to genuinely make a difference in society. She did. As big a difference as Jackie Robinson made.
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    rip and thank you for a job well done with special olympics
  8. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    My son has been a Special Olympian for two years now. Last year, he won one event and showed me his blue ribbon every day for several weeks.

    You leave a wonderful legacy, Ms. Shriver. RIP
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I'd start with this book, written by one of our great historians and thinkers.

  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I read about her starting the Special Olympics in SI earlier this year. I was embarrassed for my ignorance of her contribution to society.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member


    That just leaves Jean and Ted.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I understand and appreciate where Henry is coming from. While Shriver's lifework has been monumental, I don't think the coverage of her hospitalization and death would have been as extensive if she wasn't a Kennedy. But figure Maria's industry status, her husband and a long fondness for Camelot is just kind of hard to shake.
    BTW - Teddy's kids will accept his medal of freedom from Obama today - Ted won't be there. Another honoree is Nancy Brinker of the Komen Foundation - she's right up there with Shriver. Anyone who could get Major League Baseball on board to wear pink unis and use pink bats and make a cause a fashion statement, is doing something right.
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