Four former editors from the Jersey Journal gathered together for lunch yesterday. They usually get together at least once a year. Dad, the oldest of the quartet, is on the left, Marty to his right, then Milty, and Arnie. They started off by bemoaning the loss of yet another daily newspaper, The Times-Picayune. They talked about old times at the Journal and the people they knew.
Arnie said my father was one of two reporters he knew who actually resembled Hollywood's version of a newspaperman. :^)
Miltie is going to be 90 in May. He does not wear glasses and has good hearing. However, he doesn't write anymore and neither do the others. They talked about one journalist they all remembered who typed faster than anyone.
Marty still has an electric typewriter. Like the others, he has an email address, but none of them--except for Dad are on Facebook.
I had a great time listening to their stories. They made the life of a newspaperman sound very exciting. :^)