Thursday, June 21, 2007

By George!

Maryland institution George Prettyman Sr., weekly columnist for the Cecil Whig for 50 years, died June 11 at age 94. According to the obit in The Washington Times, Prettyman must have known the end was imminent, as he submitted a resignation note to the paper only a week before his death:
I've had a good time writing my columns, but it is time for me to sign off now. I cannot put the words together anymore. I want to thank you all for reading my columns, week after week, for a little longer than 50 years. It has made me many friends and, as far as I know, no enemies.
An even better epitaph may have been the last sentence of Prettyman's last column, published May 31: "I am a very fortunate old geezer, by George!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Andy! I am truly overjoyed to discover your blog -- just as I am embarrassed that it has taken a year for me to notice it. I am looking forward to catching up with your last year blogwise and then in-person at ICFA next year.

Mark Wingenfeld