Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ted Kennedy & Ted Shelton

Now I have another reason to be sad that an era has come to an end with the passing of Edward Kennedy. My mother writes:
Are you aware that you were named after Ted Kennedy?
She explains that my father wanted to name me Edward while she preferred the name Jeffrey. But she was convinced when he explained that his choice of Edward was not about him (although that was his middle name) but that my name would be after Edward Kennedy - called Ted... and she even gave me a middle name with the initial M since his name was Edward M. Kennedy. And that was how I became Edward M. Shelton but have, since birth, been called simply "Ted." And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.