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For the kids -- Teddy you get -- all of us and thank you Vicki.
For loving him with all your heart.
For so many years bringing him so much happiness.
And to car and Teddy Patrick key key turn Carolina.
Making -- so proud.
Bringing him so much -- And -- team I know you've lost soul mate.
-- -- and Teddy lit each other's lives rear whole entire lives and -- nieces nephews here.
To help you this past weekend.
-- into this library that Teddy built and brought to life with his spirit and dedication to public service.
As many of you know over the last few years.
We're really for most of my semi adult life.
One of my part time jobs has been introducing caddie.
To crowds of people who -- -- knew him incredibly well.
Although this process was unbelievably stressful for me.
It was just another one of the gifts that he gave me.
When he saw that I was nervous you'd give me a pat on the back.
We knew that I was sad he would call up and say.
I've got a great idea there's a convention coming up.
Canadians like to introduce me.
And I -- gallon another -- and public speaking.
And no matter how nervous I was Allison is going to step down from the podium.
I get a big -- sitting here and whisper.
Now I'm going to get you back.
And I can't believe that's not gonna happen tonight.
The other night after -- called -- and I went outside.
It was a beautiful summer night in the hands there was no wind the sea was calm the stars were out.
I looked up and there was this one star hanging low in the sky that was just bigger than all the rest and brighter than -- the rest.
With a twinkle and sparkle louder than all the others.
I know -- was Jupiter but it was acting a lot like Kennedy.
His colleagues -- spoken tonight about his work his devotion to the senate majority -- in helping others.
His thoughtfulness and compassion.
It's inspirational courage and his commitment.
To the ideals.
Of peace and justice -- Brothers gave their lives for and that he thought for his entire career.
-- family were lucky to see his passion.
His self discipline and his generosity of heart every single day.
Get a special relationship with each it's 28 nieces and nephews in -- sixty people who called him great uncle Teddy.
Is there for every baptism every school trip to Washington.
And everywhere adding his big heart.
His big shoulders and big -- He knew and we're having a tough time -- great time here -- just show up and say it's time to go sailing.
He convinced us that we could face next test make the varsity team from win the next race whether it was sailing or politics.
It was OK if we didn't as long as we tried our best.
He did it by letting us know that he believed in us so we should believe in ourselves.
He taught by example in -- club he showed us how to keep going no matter how hard things for.
To love each other no matter how many god and keep working for what we believe him.
He never told us what to do he just did it himself and we learned from his example.
Though sometimes overshadowed by his other kids Teddy was a creative spirit he loved painting and singing in the natural world and the city.
He was always looking for new ways to bring people together to make -- better world to get things done.
And he was always doing things that other people could have done that he was somehow the one who did it.
This is true in the senate as we've heard tonight as it is in our family.
So I thought I'd tell you a little bit about one of the last known examples.
His creation of the annual family history trips.
Visiting historical sites is something anyone can do that Teddy -- and it's something special.
-- us -- a family reunion was wasted if it was just to cut cap.
So -- made it a chance to learn and shared a love of history that he got from his mother and -- that's.
In my childhood these trips were relatively simple affairs.
An occasional visit to the Nantucket whaling museum.
-- western Massachusetts campaign swing that included the Crane's paper factory where dollar bills were printed.
In the studio where Daniel Chester French created the statue of Abraham Lincoln.
You know -- to grandma's house is complete with that caddies recitation.
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
When I was young I thought -- was just entertaining us.
As I grew up I realize.
He was passing down his belief that each of us has a chance to change the course of history.
Teddy lived for the future.
And we loved the past though when a new generation came along in typical Teddy style he decides to take it all to a new -- -- you want us all to share his love being together his passion for history.
And to learn about the sacrifices.
Upon which this country was built.
So that we would understand.
Our own opportunities.
He took his son's enthusiasm.
And his organizational magic.
Helped as always by the extraordinary team they're all here tonight and we'll be working for him for ever.
And in the world around us and brought the past life the trips were open to everyone and although there was always -- pre trip moaning and groaning among teenagers.
-- -- -- Wanted to stay home.
We visited the monuments of Washington by night and -- Mount Vernon by -- We -- the civil war battlefields of Antietam Fredericksburg Manassas harpers ferry and Gettysburg.
In Richmond we saw the trigger iron works and the church for Patrick Henry made his immortal speeches about liberty.
We went to shorten -- in Baltimore valley forge and constitution hall in Philadelphia.
We walked across the Brooklyn bridge and learned about the battle of Long Island.
But the culmination of this tradition was our trip to Boston.
We took a ride on the old cape railway and learned about the building of the Cape Cod canal on the way to Boston went to Plymouth Rock.
When we got here revisited the USS constitution.
Say -- honey -- Bunker Hill Paul -- -- The old north church of the Old South Meeting House the house where Graham was born and the spot where the -- shenanigans came ashore.
We toured -- Kennedy library and -- picnic at the Boston Harbor lighthouse.
Although the rule for history trips was that they were day trips only we all knew that to Teddy Boston special.
He had a surprise for us which is that we are going to get the camp the chance to camp out on Thompson Island.
He didn't tell us that for most of the year this facility is -- is for juvenile detention until.
-- after we had set up our tents in the dirt.
Is that 98 degrees the bugs were out it smelled like low tide all night long and the planes from Logan we're taking off and landing right over our heads.
We figured Teddy was trying to -- is something that -- boiling hot sixteen hour history day with twenty children under ten we weren't quite sure what it was.
In any event that was when Teddy decided that even he had had enough of history.
And snuck out under cover of darkness on his secret getaway boat and headed for the -- Once again he had it all figured out.
Yesterday as we go to the same -- -- from the -- I thought about all the gifts that Teddy gave us an incredible journey he took.
The thought -- -- how lucky I am.
To have traveled some of that journey with him and -- -- wonderful people that he embraced.
So many of whom are here tonight.
I thought about how he touched so many hearts and did so many things that only he could have done.
I thought sure that all the things he did that we all could dip but we just figured Teddy would do them instead.
As -- drove through the Boston and he loved and saw the thousands of people who loved him back.
I realize that it was our final history trip together.
Now Teddy has become a part of history.
And we've become the ones who have to do all the things he -- done for us for each other and for our country.
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