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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 10-26-2011 08:40 PM 1046 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2011 08:40 PM

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 11:17 PM

Prayers sent…

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 12:12 AM

The best thing I ever read about Andy Rooney, and I’m relying on my memory rather than wikipedia, is when he, by chance, looked up a fellow reporter while in Germany during WWII. The reporter’s name was Hal Boyle, and he wrote for “The Stars and Stripes”, a military newspaper of the day. Hal Boyle was assigned to check out a mysterious POW camp, just liberated by the Allies. Andy was invited to join him. Turned out, it was Aushwitz! Not a POW camp, but a horrific, hellish scene that Hal and Andy saw with their own eyes, and compelled to tell a disbelieving world of the nightmare inflicted on the world by the Nazis. God bless those two men.

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 02:02 AM

I am already missing Andy, and his addendum to 60 minutes…..since he retired. It is sad to hear that he is not well. He was kind of a hero for me. To be working…....contributing to society when he is over 90 years old…....remarkable. Not many like him.

I am still working, now in my 70’s…....a happenstance of good health, culture, and genetics. Got a long way to go to beat Andy.

To be able to contribute to society at my age is a blessing of sorts. But then again, in reality, it is mostly an obligation and responsibility.

I owe society for my circumstance and education. Medical education is mostly paid by society….essentially never by the recipient, we pay only a small fraction.

You don’t get gold stars for IQ points, and ability… get obligation and responsibility. Somehow I think that moral obligation has been lost in the current generation.

Somehow, I think Andy understood that. Different business. Entertainment versus health. But still important in our lives.

Hope he lives a while longer, to enrich our lives, and further his.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 10-27-2011 02:08 AM

Are prayers are with Andy and his family.

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