All that glitters is not gold …..

Death of RFK’s granddaughter is latest in string of Kennedy family tragedies

So many people foolishly think that having boat loads of money , being rich and famous are the keys to happiness?? Fa-get-about-it!! As we can see, that did not hold true with the Kennedy family.

All that glitters is not gold; being normal/average is not too bad after all.

Police were stationed outside the home of 91-year-old Ethel Kennedy on Thursday night, hours after paramedics responded to reports of an “unattended death” at her family’s Hyannis Port, Mass., compound.

A family statement had confirmed earlier that Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Ethel and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, had died at the home, though no cause of death was disclosed. A report in The New York Times, however, said the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill — one of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children — had died of an apparent drug overdose.

Being a Kennedy family member has been a cure for a lot of family members.

Kennedy curse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kennedy curse is a term for a series of deaths and calamities involving members of the American Kennedy family.[1][2][3][3][4][5][6][7][8] Ted Kennedy publicly wondered whether a “curse actually did hang over all the Kennedys” during his own testimony about the Chappaquiddick incident in 1969.[9] However, skeptics argue that many of the events are normal, and that it is not improbable for a large extended family to experience them.[10][11]


Events that have been cited as evidence of the family’s misfortunes include:

I think it is safe to say; the family did or does have a curse on it, if not, not the luck of the Irish.

Some people can handle celebrity well and others can’t. The pressures of coming from a famous family are too much for some to take. They resort to booze, drugs and other sources to try and mask their discomfort.

On top of that, the parents of many of the rich and famous kids are too busy with their own selfish lives to take control of their kids lives and raise them the right way. Booze – drugs – lack of supervision in abundance can lead to suicide.

Jackie Kennedy is a good example of a lady that went the other way and kept her kids on the straight and narrow.


In retrospect, I am glad my old man kicked my ass and didn’t pamper his kids. I didn’t know it then, BUTT I came to see the wisdom of his actions, even if they were extremely rough and not all well intended.

When I see how kids today are raised and the end result of being spoiled, I will take my old mans method, even if he all of his some of his actions were uncalled for.

When I left the nest, I was able to handle the world. Then I was introduced to the USMC that put the icing on the cake. If it not for the way I was raised, I may have had a hard time dealing with Parris Island – Staff Sgt. Merrill (the master of disaster) and the sand flees.

Not all of the tragedies in the Kennedy were a result of having everything money could buy, BUTT it did have a great impact on them, being who they were and where they came from.

One thing for sure; Rose Kennedy is one tough lady to be able to handle all of the catastrophic events in her family and keep that stiff upper lip. She outlived her husband, some of her kids and some of her grand-kids.

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