Senator McGovern passed away today.
He ran for President back in 1972, my first year in this country. I would have voted for him had I been able to vote. Only one state voted for him. I first heard of Massachusetts when I learned of the election results. “Must be a pretty special place”, I thought to myself.
6 years later, I was fortunate to receive a job offer from a school in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was like coming home.
Massachusetts is home to me not because of Harvard or MIT or anything else. It’s certainly not the weather that keeps me here. No, Massachusetts is home because it was the only state to vote for Senator McGovern back in 1972.
Senator McGovern, RIP. Thank you for helping me find my new home.