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Moving

Several members of the old news room gang got together this morning to help one of our former colleagues move.

As moves go, it wasn't particularly challenging: from the third floor to the first floor of a single-floor apartment building for older folks. I won't remember anything about which pieces of furniture were moved, by whom, and how. What I will remember is the easy way the old camaraderie came flooding back. There's no place like a news room for humor, for laughs. This morning, the wisecracks were flying around, almost as if they'd been waiting for years for us all to get together again.

Including the woman we moved, there were eight of us there this morning. Of that number, just two remain at the paper. The rest of us left because the owners never cared about the paper as much as we did—and they certainly never showed signs of caring about their employees.

But once you work in a news room and the ink gets into your blood, it never washes out. Those of us who have left still care deeply about the paper, and we shake our heads in disbelief at what's happening there.

Someone looked around at our little group this morning and said, "We've got the staff here for a pretty good news room." And we did. Now, if we could only figure out a way to make money from an online paper ...

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penshark
Sep. 8th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
With that group? I'd be happy to join the effort -- lots of talent there.
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 8th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Alpha called Rosemary while we all were there.
penshark
Sep. 8th, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
Hopefully you all got to say hi.
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 9th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
We all just hollered.

I asked her what she had for early local.
nodressrehersal
Sep. 9th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Sounds like you and hour cohorts were able to actually ENJOY moving someone! Good for you. *clink* Here's to good friends...
patrick_vecchio
Sep. 9th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
It was a good day, all told. Doughnuts, too.
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patrick_vecchio
Sep. 11th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
It's like the phrase "brothers in arms," Rich: "brothers and sisters in ink."
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