A day in which I accomplished next to nothing. Jim Parker came over with his two puppies at ten o’clock That wakened me. We talked + had coffee + then when he left I turned on the TV. and remained in front of it all the rest of the day. At the mass in St. Patricks Ted Kennedy delivered an extremely moving Eulogy of his brother. A train carried the body to Washington and all the way along the path people turned out to see the train go by – In Elizabeth New Jersey two people rushed out on the tracks + were killed by a northbound train after which the Pennsylvannia R.R. halted all northbound traffic until the Kennedy train had passed. Because of the crowds the train was over four hours late and didn’t get to Washington Union Station until after dark – 9:20 they arrived. Saw Fred + Diane Papert who were on the train – Fred had been handling the advertising for the Kennedy’s campaign. The Funeral was short + simple Many held candles. Jackie when it was over took Caroline + John to put flowers on their father’s grave. All extremely exhausting to watch but somehow [crossed out letters] I felt better when it was over. Just as Mother’s funeral service last summer was an affirmative experience rather than the shattering one I’d been so afraid of. Had dinner with Mary and Paul + a small tiff with Paul about the negative + positive aspects of this country I’m sick + tired of the knocking that doesn’t help.
We played part of a game of Risk after dinner but stopped at midnight. I put in a wakeup call for 6:30.