Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the younger sister of president JFK, died today August 11, 2009 at Cape Cod Hospital at the age of 88. Here she is pictured in 2003 at the Special Olympics World Games in Ireland. She founded the Special Olympics in 1968 as a camp in her backyard. Now it is in 175 countries! She was the mother of five children - Maria Shriver, her only daughter and 19 grandchildren. JFK always said if Eunice had been a man she would have been president not him. She was known to wear men's pants (before it was commonplace), smoke Cuban cigars and play tackle football. NyTimes obits: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/us/12shriver.html?_r=1&hpw

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