Friday, December 16, 2016
AULD LANG ZYNE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH., 2016
AULD LANG ZYNE
My wife and I spent last evening with
some old friends.
I "retired" from WYOU/WBRE TV in
2009. But each year some very nice folks
in the front office there include us in the
invitations they send out for the company's
annual Christmas Party.
It's kind of amazing. Most of you never
see the people who work behind the scenes
to bring you the news and other programming
that fills your TV screen. Even when I worked
there I couldn't identify every individual on
After being out of the office for so many
years I can honestly say I didn't know about
two thirds of our fellow party goers.
But then there's the table where the
retirees get together. That's like a time
machine of stories and memories from, in
some cases, years before some of those
other party goes were born.
I especially enjoy spending time with
Jim Keenan, one of the best news
photographers every to work in northeastern
Pennsylvania. When you worked with him
you knew, without saying a word, his pictures
would match your story. He took the time to
listen to the interview he was photographing!
How good was he. Well, he made me look
good and that could not have been easy.
Jim's wife and mine have also become
good friends so this chance to get together is
a real blessing.
I wish some of the younger gang had
the chance to hear some of our old stories.
It could qualify as a post graduate course
for a few of them. Or, at least, give them
some good laughs!
Merry Christmas new and old friends!
Hope all your NEWS is good!