During my trip to Washington, DC, when I picked up the magnetometer, I had a bowl of bean soup in the Senate Dining Room with Duane Lund, a friend from my home town. Duane worked for Minnesota Senator Ed Thye at the time.
As we left the dining room, Senator John Kennedy was in the hall with several other people. His eyes roved the hall, noting everyone there. He caught my eye for a moment. I had the impression that he wondered who I was.
A well-known trait of John Kennedy was to note everyone in his surroundings. Even when traveling in an open top car, many people gathered along the route would come away saying, “Kennedy looked straight at me.”