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Thursday, July 16, 2009

How I want to be remembered

Every time we meet as a group of old journalism department profs in
"The Booth," we toast Bob Illidge, my late best friend,and tell jokes about him and quote him.

That's how I want to be remembered by my students, that they sit around a bar, toasting me, thinking about the time I've having in heaven, or more likely, hell, having a good time with a sense of humor and a Manhattan, watching my precious children and grandchildren, hoping they remember me fondly, as do most of my former students.

Salud!

That's what's brewing in my coffee pot.

2 comments:

  1. I'll drink to that. Cheers, Lindsay

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  2. I was never your student but I am priviledged to have gotten to know you through work. In so many ways you were Zach's mentor. Not sure how you feel about that.....but in my book that is a special thing. So, I too will drink to that.

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