The final words of a newspaper man with 8 decades of published words

“Editing the final details of one’s life is like editing a story for the final time. It’s the last shot an editor has at making corrections, the last rewrite before the roll of the presses …

It’s more painful than I anticipated to throw away files and paperwork that seemed critical to my survival just two weeks ago, and today, are all trash …

I just wish I could stay a little longer.”

Jack Thomas in the Boston Globe - Archived on archive.is