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Mourners drawn by a personal connection

Polly Musch of Santa Ana, Calif., greeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson as she waited to pay her respects yesterday at the John Fitzgerald Presidential Library and Museum. Polly Musch of Santa Ana, Calif., greeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson as she waited to pay her respects yesterday at the John Fitzgerald Presidential Library and Museum. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Peter Schworm and Brian Ballou
Globe Staff / August 29, 2009

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With steps slow but sure, Ruth Brown made her way to the back of the line, taking her place beneath an American flag fluttering at half-staff. As the 82-yearold leaned gently against her son’s shoulder, a police officer told her the wait for Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s wake would be an hour, at least. (Full article: 1008 words)

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