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Joe Kennedy Forgets Me—Paul Revere Still Dead

A brief break from my Summer Solstice blogging break—

I took the tour of the Massachusetts State House this afternoon. As I left the building I walked past former Congressman Joe Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy is a son of Robert Kennedy.

I attended a fundraiser for Mr. Kennedy at the Kennedy Compound in 1992. Joe was all smiles when I was writing him a check.

But today? Hell—He walked by like he did not recall who I was.

We did make eye contact though. Mr. Kennedy had an expression on his face like I saw on Gene Simmons of Kiss at the Cincinnati airport last year. I looked at Mr. Simmons and he looked back at me like someone who was used to being recognized but wanted to be left alone.    

I left both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Simmons alone.

I also saw the graves of Paul Revere and Samuel Adams today. I was hoping at least one of them would rise from the grave and lead me on a ghostly tour of Boston.

No such luck though.  

June 24, 2008 - Posted by | History, Politics | , , , , , ,


  1. You need to head over to Forest Hills cemetery. It’s at the end of the Orange Line. There you can visit the graves of Eugene O’Neill, Reggie Lewis, e.e. cummings, and Anne “Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator” Sexton. Also abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. I’ll bet any of those personages could give you a pretty interesting undead tour of Boston, should they be feeling up to rising from the grave for your amusement.

    Comment by Brendan | June 24, 2008

  2. Thank you for this suggestion. Though every five feet I find myself at a burial ground of some kind. Must I go all the way to the end of the Orange Line to meet the risen dead?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 25, 2008

  3. Actually if you hang out around Fenway after a Red Sox game, you will meet some people staggering, hollow-eyed through the streets. They will be belligerent, especially if they see you in Yankees regalia, but I don’t know if they’ll try to eat your brain or not..

    Comment by Brendan | June 25, 2008

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