Bob Byrnes, a Sun copy editor, visited Steve Young at Sinai Hospital earlier today (Friday). Steve has been transferred back to intensive care for treatment of pneumonia. He appeared a little groggy but managed a short conversation. This means, of course, that he will be unable to attend the funeral tomorrow morning of Abby and Matt.
I was touched to see the notice today that the board of the American Copy Editors Society has voted to contribute $500 to the Young Family Fund. It was a generous thing to do. Solidarity among colleagues has marked ACES in the ten years since its founding and continues to grow.
The Park School and the Calvert School have also set up funds.
And cards and notes to the family can be sent to their church:
Second Presbyterian Church 4200 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218