Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Not the Last Picture Show


This photo was taken in October 1951. Here's what's written on the back of it: "Parkie in the process of getting undressed when he got sidetracked with the funnies."

That's right, that's me – the G.O.E. – in the picture. Just proof that I was, ahem, attracted to newspapers at an early age.

This is also the last post of the Grumpy Old Editor blog. I've been keeping this up daily for more than four years now, and I think it has run its course. It's time to move on to something else.

That something else is a continuation of what I've done here the past several weeks – "Picture Box" – a gallery of old and interesting photos from the archives of the O-R and area historical societies, and from boxes in attics and cellars all over Southwestern Pennsylvania. You can find the new blog here.

Answering complaints, sharing my gripes and telling serialized stories has been fun and rewarding, but this blog is starting to get green around the edges and smell funny. Besides, I've taken on some additional duties lately and must turn my attention to the editorial page in the old-fashioned paper newspaper.

I do thank all of you regular readers for your loyalty, your comments and for buying my book.

Your grumpy old friend,
Park

13 comments:

Moe said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

So ... your blog has become, in the words of playwright Neil Simon, "very new cheese or very old meat?"

Thanks for your work over trhe years. And thanks for mooning us one last time!

Ellipses said...

It was an enjoyable part of my day... have fun with your next thing.

Anonymous said...

This was my first stop each morning and I am thankful you are continuing with the picture box.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing a part of yourself with us each day. I will miss your stories (and even the gripes!). Being a Mom (ok now, Grandma), I think your last photo is precious. Thanks for enlarging my world.
Northern Idaho Fan

Anonymous said...

Wow your legs are proportionate to your body in this shot. From your loving sister-in-law

Jason said...

Say it ain't so, Parker! I never missed a post. Many thanks from your former neighbor.

Paul said...

This was a good blog, Park. Best wishes for your work!

Anonymous said...

Oh, God. Get over yourself already.

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