“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
- Rose Kennedy (1890-1995)
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist and socialite, the wife of Jopseph Kennedy Snr and the mother of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy. Most of her social activities consisted of involvement in charities and women’s groups.
After suffering a stroke in 1984, she used a wheelchair for the remaining eleven years of her life. Kennedy died at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port from complications from pneumonia at the age of 104, having outlived her husband by a quarter of a century. She was survived by five children, 26 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren.
Bonus quotes . . .
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
"Wasn't there a book about Michelangelo called 'The Agony and the Ecstasy'? That's what my life has been."
- Rose Kennedy