Andrea Askowitz

Author & Teacher

Ted Kennedy Dies and Tashi Misses Friends from School

I opened the New York Times website this morning to see that Ted Kennedy died. That’s so sad.  He was probably the most progressive legislator we’ve ever had.  And Obama called him “the greatest United States Senator of our time.” That’s huge.

In my world, Tashi started kindergarden.  All seemed smooth until going to bed last night.  She was already tucked in when I heard sobs from her bead room.  She cried hard.  She said she missed her friends from last year.  She said she’d never see them again and all I could think was, yep, she probably never will.