You and your friends are in Boston , Massachusetts , a city that is very special to all of you .
You went to college here,oh so many years ago .
You’re visiting Long Wharf , which is along the Boston Harbor and close by is the New England Aquarium .
You can see the boats on the water.
You can imagine many years ago , that this is what many Bostonians did,
The harbor looks very peaceful right now .
How different it must have looked 200 plus years ago when British Warships were in the harbor , getting ready to invade.
The neighborhood looks so very different from when all of you attended Boston University .
Back then it was part of what was known as Boston ‘ s infamous “Big Dig”.
Concrete and rocks made this area look like the eyesore that it was.
Not anymore .
Not only are you all walking along the waterfront , you’re looking for something particular . It’s a simple pathway known as “The Mother’s Walk.”
Where concrete and rocks once stood , there are now green open spaces and a very pleasant walking path .
This is all part of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway , named after the mother of the late president and two senator’s from New York and Massachusetts .
Rose Kennedy grew up in this neighborhood when it was mostly Irish , now it’s has some of the best Italian food in the city .
Her legacy is this green way and she talked about the environment way before it was fashionable to do so.