This is my dad (left) with his sister and brother. I’m not exactly sure of the timing of this photo, but I know they were young and seemingly happy.
I came across this photo today on Facebook. My cousin Peter, who is serving in Iraq, posted this photo on my dad’s wall. And in that split second I saw the picture, I had a moment of “awe”. I’ve never seen this photo before. And it seems there are so few photos of my dad and his siblings as young ones, that I forget what they looked like. And looking at this one I realize, I look exactly like my aunt Mary Elizabeth. Forever, everyone has said I was the spitting image of my mom. It never dawned on me that there was such a striking resemblance to my father’s sister. And I think it would make my dad happy. It makes me happy.
I couldn’t tell you where they were in this photo or what they’re plans were for that day. But what I do know is that they look like they are posing for the Kennedy family portrait.
As for striking resemblances, I’m pretty sure my uncle Peter and Teddy Kennedy were separated at birth.