Monday, June 16, 2008

A Fine Legacy

A necessary second post today...
Through all the Tim Russert sadness of the last few days, we have been hearing a great deal about how important being a father was to him.  This morning, Matt Lauer spoke with Luke Russert about his father and all the wonderful memories that come with being the son of such a man.  This young man just graduated from college a few weeks ago, and if you take the time to watch this, I know you will be just as blown away by the poise and grace this young man possesses.  A fine legacy, indeed.

17 comments:

Greta said...

I saw this too. So sad.

TSannie said...

Glad you posted this - I would have missed it otherwise.

noble pig said...

It makes me wish I knew Tim Russert. He obviously a wonderful man.

Jules said...

Great minds think alike...check out mine...missed this

Jules said...

Ok..just watched 5 minutes of it...I weep at my desk:(

Flea said...

I only heard yesterday while at Ness' site. So very sad. I'm in the middle of his first book about his dad, Big Russ, and it's so touching.




Have you been over to imbeingheldhostage yet?

Kareer Woman said...

Wow, what a legacy Tim Russert left and Luke is an amazing kid.
May we each live each and every single second of each day like it was going out of style!
Here's to the legacy of Tim Russert and his family who will celebrate his grand and accomplished life.

Mental P Mama said...

@flea: yes,I've been to Jeri's site. And that book is next on my list. I am just floored by this articulate son he and his wonderful wife have raised. Amazing young man...

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Awesome video. Thanks for sharing.

Hallie

SandyCarlson said...

Gotta love it. Wow. I feel for this young man, and I respect him for this show of character.

Mary said...

I saw some of this, too. So very sad! I loved to watch Tim Russert -- such a smart guy and so down-to-earth.
xoxo,
Mary

Meg said...

Thanks for sharing this...so sad!

Debbie said...

I saw a clip of this, but thank you for posting the entire show. I had never heard Luke speak before and now I feel better. He is an amazing and extremely intelligent young man and with his Mom, they will both get through this together. He's strength and composure blew me away.

Krysta said...

i cried and cried and cried... i am so bummed out. and his son is just wonderful man with great poise.

MamaGeek said...

I couldn't agree more. Obviously Tim was a fine Dad in every sense of the word to have such a wise, gentle and well-humored child. I'm still sad about his passing.

Egghead said...

I finally had the time to sit and watch the whole thing. I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face....I love this young man. What a beautiful relationship they had and the story about the tattoo was wonderful. Thank you.

tj said...

...Hello, happened over here via CBW's site... Love your blog and just wanted to say "thanks" for posting this. I couldn't watch anything regarding Tim Russert's passing because it was just to sad for me to comprehend. I did watch this all the way thru and had tears streaming down my face... What an incredible person Tim Russert was and what an incredible son they have raised. Tim is missed and will be missed for a long time to come...

...Blessings... :o)