Sweet Old Bob recalled

There are nights on the shop floor at the paragraph factory when Bob Johnson, my first news editor, spontaneously comes to mind.

Tonight I recollected an evening when he was waiting at the news desk for a much-promised and long-delayed local story and observed pleasantly:

Goddamn city desk! If they’d written the Bible, you wouldn't be able to fit it in a boxcar—and it wouldn’t be done yet.



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