Massachusetts: Off & Running

The young man swung down a Boston hotel corridor, passed a private dining room, where an Italian wedding reception was going on. But the guests recognized him and swarmed out to surround him. "You shouldn't be applauding me," cried Edward ("Ted") Kennedy. "You should be applauding this lovely young couple about to start a wonderful life together." Then, as his "wedding present to this wonderful couple," Ted Kennedy, 29, sang Sweet Adeline. That was fitting: Sweet Adeline had been the theme song of Ted Kennedy's maternal grandfather, the late John ("Honey...

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