Tim Russert’s memorial service

I never shared a cup of coffee with him – that he knew about, anyway – from the “big box” he never talked AT me, we discussed politics together….I always thought him to be a really nice guy.  I already told you about his conversation with Carl about the Miami Dolphins and my other close contact was in January, Jenny was flying to Philadelphia and called me from the Des Moines airport and said – Mom…Tim Russert walked by…thru texting and phone calls, she gave me a play by play of his activity in the airport…I begged her to go up to him and get an autograph for Carl and I but she felt he didn’t deserve to be mobbed and so declined.

I wept thru nearly the entire memorial service on MSNBC yesterday…why…this doesn’t happen to me very often…the last time I think was when Michael Landon died although I may be missing someone in between there.

Yesterday’s memorial service challenged me to lead a truly honorable life, to get off my butt; to take full advantage of my gifts and follow my passion, to be authentic, to do everything with passion and compassion so that when “the cycle of nature” is complete, perhaps someone will be inspired by my life.

Tim russert  

6 thoughts on “Tim Russert’s memorial service

  1. Reblogged this on Ninasusan and commented:

    7 years ago today we lost Tim Russert. I still remember exactly where I was standing in the shopping mall when one of my daughters called to repeat the news.


  2. i watched the clips last night and teared up over and over….the double rainbow, his son, the lost of a man i eagerly watch each sunday.i depended on tim to do his job in a way i always felt informed and better prepared for what ever may be comingi loved the vision of tim in the spirit world holding meet the press with all the great fokes we’ve lost earlierlucille, red skelton, jfk, marilyn, jackie o —all 3 on the same show– john john jr, GOD, and SATAN, sammy davis jr,  johnnie carson, sinastra, dean martin and of course tricky dick and lbj.


  3. It is very sad that we lost him so young and my heart goes out to his wife and son.  I knew I liked him before he died but I’ve learned so much about what a wonderful person he was since he passed.To hear about a life like his really is inspirational.I didn’t see the service only clips and I think his son is on his way to be a man very much like his father.  I still get emotional when I think of Meet the Press in heaven. 


  4. This was a nice post.  Took me two tries to read it.  Can’t be tearing up at work!


  5. I wasn’t able to see the service, but saw clips from it last night.  When his son spoke, I about lost it.  The world has lost a wonderful human being, as well as excellent journalist.Kathi


  6. I didn’t watch it but just reading about it here makes me cry a little bit.  


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