Saturday, October 25, 2008

Remembering Paul 1944-2002

October 25th, 2002 as we were leaving Whiskey River in St. Peter
we turned on the radio to the bulletin that Paul Wellstones plane
We headed home and that night and I with friends attended a candle light service at the State Capital for Paul and Sheila, their daughter and the others that were killed in the crash.
Paul was every one's friend, and his death hit all of us very hard.
No one more then Al Franken who came back to Minnesota to win back
Paul's Senate seat from Norm Coleman who has tarnished it.
The Polls look good right now and if Al pulls this off, Paul will be smiling down.


Riot Kitty said...

That was very sad indeed...he seemed like a true person of the people. About as common in politics as fresh fruit in Iceland.

alan said...

I remember that day well, along with Garrison Keillor's long tribute to him. My wife couldn't understand why I was so bothered that someone else's Senator had died.

May Paul give Al a tailwind for the finish!