Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

...And that's the way it is...November 4, 1916-July 17, 2009

(Photo from CBS photo archive)

"Old anchormen don't fade away, they just keep coming back for more." And so he did. I got a sense that he enjoyed his retirement away from the anchorman's desk...what a good life...and it was extra special because he was willing to share it with us. The man had class, he was a professional through and through, he was part of the family, he gave us the news, good or bad, that recognizable voice was reassuring even during our most bleakest times. Not only was he the most trusted man in American, he was one of the most respected, and he earned that respect because he respected us...I would never dream of yelling at the television while he delivered the news. (Tho' I would never yell at Jim Lehrer either.) Walter Cronkite was a tough act to follow...but you know, thankfully, people are unique, and have their way of doing things, their way of being, and thank goodness we had Uncle Walter delivering the news while he did...he served us well, and he was an inspiration for many. Walter Cronkite is in the field on assignment...


Pat said...

We will all meet down stream, is how I have heard it.
So, you yell at the tv too?

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

The TV tends to piss me off on a regular basis...I try not to take it too seriously...or watch it too often.