Monday, November 3, 2014

Saying goodbye...

The city of Boston, and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts...

... is saying goodbye today to the people's Mayor, Tom Menino.

Mayor Menino was one of those rare politicians who brought everyone together.
More often than not, politics has a way of dividing people.
Not in Mayor Menino's Boston.

He rightly earned the admiration and respect of even those who may not have agreed with him all the time. 

There is no denying that for 20 years, Boston was blessed to have him as their leader. A devoted family man, kind and generous, who had an immense love for his city and its people.

Earlier this year, on his last day in office, he tweeted:
“Thank you Boston. It has been the honor and thrill of a lifetime to be your Mayor. Be as good to each other as you have been to me.”
I think that speaks volumes about who he was.

To say he will be greatly missed is an understatement.
But his legacy will live on.
Thank you, Mr. Mayor. May you rest in peace.


NanaDiana said...

What a heartfelt post. He sounds like a wonderful man. Blessings- xo Diana

J said...

My sister lived in downtown Boston for many years and thought every highly of the mayor. You wrote a lovely tribute to his good work. I enjoyed the pictures, reminding me of many visits. The Swan Boats are so enchanting!

Susan said...

Hi Donna...Looks like Mr. Menino earned all of the wonderful tributes he is receiving. Our newspaper today had a big write-up on him, too.

May he rest in eternal peace. Susan

Elaine said...

How lucky were we to have had Mayor Menino in office for so many years!

He was a role model for so many young people. His status as Mayor never changed him and he knew everyone in the City.

We will all miss his smiling face. RIP Mr. Mayor.