Tonawanda News — Of course. Point is, I am sometimes frankly not inspired with an idea worthy of putting into this space.
But with every memory conjured up by re-reading one of these columns, every time I see a photo such as the one on the fridge that sparks a pleasant moment from the past, I am motivated to keep trying.
As I look back on what I just wrote, it might seem like some sort of farewell column. Believe me, it’s not. I have never written a farewell column for any position I’ve ever left — and I left a lot of them while a full-time employee of this newspaper group — and I won’t. Because I’m not that important.
Rather, it’s an affirmation that, even if this column falls flat, even if you read it and then think, “Boy, Paul, that stunk,” I am not throwing in the towel.
As long as this paper will let me and other circumstances allow, I will continue to write here. I am incredibly lucky to be able to give my kids their own “Penny and Rigby page” in the newspaper, a literal transcript of their childhoods, that they — and I — can look back upon at will.
So hopefully, that picture will be worth 100,000 words.
Have to give credit where it’s due: Thanks to Tee-Tee for the story idea. I have no clue how to spell that, since the name isn’t your birth name or anything, but you know who you are.Contact Paul Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.