For Angela, it wasn’t that deep. But Shawn was already in love lol.
For Angela, it wasn’t that deep. But Shawn was already in love lol.
A Champion For Young Students: Ted Kennedy & Early Education.
Senator Ted Kennedy played a big role in making sure that children from the lower end of the economic spectrum had the same opportunities in school as any other child. Senator Kennedy had long been a supporter of early childhood education dating back to his early years in the Senate when the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 passed, which in part created the Head Start Program that provides preparatory learning and social services to low-income youth (ages 3 & 4 years old) before elementary school. The Senator had continued to be a strong voice and champion for the program and as recently as 2007 he worked to expand, advance, and strengthen the program by helping to pass the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007. And, according to tedkennedy.org, from its launch in 1965 to 2009, ”twenty-five million children and families have participated in Head Start programs… including Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez, Maxine Waters, Congressman Heath Schuler and athletes Shaquille O’ Neal and Deion Sanders.”
In 1994, Sen. Kennedy created a similar program called Early Head Start, which helps children who are infants or toddlers. The program provides beneficial services in the field of early child development and has been deemed by many as one of the most effectual programs of the Dept. of Health & Human Services.
"If our nation is to succeed in this global economy, our students, teachers, schools, and families need real support—not broken promises—to help them achieve their maximum potential." - Senator Edward M. Kennedy
**Today, unfortunately, the Head Start Programs are facing adversity because of gridlock in Congress and the recent government shutdown.
TED, sorely missed
That Gladiator Movement reign just won’t let up. Recruiting by the minute.
Matiah watches scandal woow
One Tree Hill - Jimmy’s Interlude (Part 2)
Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred. How did it find us? Did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us, that we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war? Hoping for their safe return, but knowing that some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows, swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?
THIS IS WHERE HANNAH DIES
this quote is freaking amazing
So i couldnt find this picture on the internet close up but its jfk throwing ethel a football and i just wondered what if ethel didnt listen to those girls and went after JFK and got him. I thinkthink they would have been a cute but the whole universe would have been changed as we know it
PIC: i believe its actually bobby off frame trowing jack the ball as jackie is behind ethel look on at their georgetown park —- COUPLES: as for remix couple i ship bobby and jackie but not jack and ethel because he likes peace, retreat, loneliness and not activity from ethel, her children, messy house and loud flashy personality then theres religion who was weaker in jack and thats what brought ethel and bobby closer… maybe its jack extra CV activities rep sheet that scared ethel away so she turned to bobby homeboy, choir boy, shy soul.
i dont why but when i think of. bobby and Jackie i feel jealous like Bobby is the one thing Jackie didnt really have better than ethel i love ethel but she wad always in Jackie shadow and i think because she had bobby everything was a little better for her
my blog about ethel Kennedy follow please i want people to see how awesome she is
bobby and ethel love a whole different level
This is definitely my favorite portrait of him
everything on his face is like the perfect porportion, freaking kennedy men were killing it!!!!
Ahhh love it
Beloved nanny who was a witness to history as she helped raise ELEVEN Kennedy children is laid to rest at 105
Ena Bernard worked for the Bobby and Ethel Kennedy family for 44 years, raising their 11 children, Ena Bernard passed away July 23 at age 105. Ethel Kennedy and eight of her children attended Ena’s funeral in Florida on Thursday.
Robert and Ethel Kennedy hired Ena Bernard in 1951 to care for their newborn daughter Kathleen. But over the next 44 years, Ena’s job would grow to include raising all 11 children in the growing Kennedy brood and staying on as a member of the family long after the youngest child was out of the house.
Ms Bernard died last week at the age of 105 at her home in Sunrise, Florida. 85-year-old Ethel and all but one of her living children - Joe, Bobby, Kathleen, Kerry, Christopher, Maxwell, Douglas and Rory - attended her funeral Thursday.
At the funeral, Ena’s only child Josefina ‘Fina’ Harvin and three of the Kennedy children gave eulogies.
'Really I am not the one most qualified [to give the eulogy],' Harvin said. 'The Kennedy family are the ones most qualified because she was with them for 44 years. My mom was with the Kennedys for so long, we became like an intertwined family.'
Josefina joined her mother in the U.S. when she was a teenager and lived with the Kennedys when she wasn’t at school.
When she arrived in the U.S., Josefina was embraced by the clan as one of their own, she told MailOnline.
Josefina recalls a rather protective Bobby Kennedy giving her a stern talking to when she came home at 3am after cotillion.
As she was walking up the stairs to her mothers quarters at Hickory Hill, Bobby emerged from the den asking: ‘What time is this for a young lady to come back home?’ She explained that her mother had given her permission to stay out late. ‘I don’t care,’ he replied. ‘Your father is not here and I am your father away from home.’
But he also helped her transition to her new life in America, once calling up Otis Air National Guard Base to secure a date for Josefina. She can’t remember his name, only that he was from Chico, California.
Ethel Kennedy was also a mother figure to young Josefina, who gave Josefina her first job helping out her mother for 25 dollars a week. It was enough money then for her to start her first bank account.
In her early years, Josefina wouldn’t make eye contact with any of the Kennedys, believing that was the way she was supposed to interact with her employers. Ethel called her out for the habit, telling her: ‘No. You’re in America. When someone speaks to you, you look them in the eyes.’
They treated Josefina with respect, even inviting her to the dinner table when they had Al Gore over as a guest.
Perks of the job: During her time with the Kennedys, Ena met many important people such as Bill Clinton Josefina thanked the family in the Sun Sentinel for the way they treated her mother, in a time when the help were still treated ‘like a piece of furniture’ by the wealthy. She recalled how Bobby and Ethel always introduced her mother to guests.
The letter reads: ‘To Ena, whose love and guidance taught me most of the rules of the house, both at home and in Congress’
At the funeral, the Kennedy children spoke about their memories of Ena and the affect she had on their lives.
Maxwell remembered how he would pray every night that God wouldn’t take her away because when the kids would get too wild she would tell them: ‘You children are going to kill me. And then what’s going to happen to Fina?’
Kerry remembers Ena threatening a ‘pow-pow’ or hit across the head, but said that it was always an empty gesture. ‘She never raised a hand to us,’ she said. ‘Instead she prodded us along with joy and humor.
'I don't know what I would without the love and care Ena gave me,' Douglas said. 'Her love is as close to God's love as I think I will ever experience.'
Bobby thanked Ena’s family for ‘loaning her to us’ for over 40 years.
'We were so lucky to have her in our lives,' he said. 'The best proof that God loves the Kennedy family is that he gave us Ena for all those years.'
Ena worked as a nanny for a prominent family in Costa Rica before moving to the U.S. When she moved, she left behind her only-daughter Josefina until she could could afford to move her.
The Kennedys were one of two families she was sent to interview with when she first moved.
Over the years, where the Kennedys went - Ena went. That meant trips to Cape Cod in the summer, Palm Beach for Easter and her own room at the family’s homestead Hickory Hill in McLean, Virginia.
Part of the family: Ena would stay with the family for over 44 years - long after the youngest child Rory left the house. She had her own room at the family’s homestead of Hickory Hill in McLean, Virginia
Ena was there when Bobby was sworn in as attorney general in January 1961. After the ceremony she went with the six oldest children to take a tour of the White House and shrieked in surprise as Bobby slid down a bannister, all six children following behind.
'Oh Mr. Kennedy!' Ena shouted. 'Sliding down the bannister at the White House! Imagine that! I can't believe it! Mr. Kennedy, you'll never grow up!'
During her time with the family, she met the likes of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and the Pope.
Most importantly, Ena was there after Bobby was assassinated - helping a grieving Ethel move on and care for the children without a father.
'After our father died, my mother had to play both roles,' Chris Kennedy told the Los Angeles Times. 'Ena backfilled and was always loving and supportive.'
The family’s devotion for their beloved nanny never waned. The children would introduce their boyfriends and girlfriends to Ena, asking for her approval. They would bring over newborn children like they would for a grandmother.
When she turned 100 in June 2008, the Kennedys attended Ena’s party at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. The even gave her a little award which read: ‘For Ena, who captured the hearts of the whole family and whose 50 years of giving Pow-Pow has made us all better.’ She leaves behind six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nine ‘adopted’ Kennedy children.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2387952/Beloved-nanny-helped-raise-11-Kennedy-children-witness-history-laid-rest-105.html#ixzz2bW8Ni2VR
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