CFN – It’s amazing how we can walk through life walking by amazing people. Look at that picture above. If you didn’t know it was Andy Rooney what would you think? Yesterday I was at an event and a gentleman introduced himself to me. I’d struck up a conversation with his brother and that led to him wanting to talk to me.
Over the course of that conversation I learned that this gentleman had a very interesting life. A surprising one and as we sipped our beer my life was enriched by his experience.
Andy Rooney died; at the ripe old age of 92. As he shared in the video below it was a great life; one in which he got to spend over seventy years doing what he wanted and that’s the greatest gift anyone can receive.
He also said that:
A writer’s job is to tell the truth.
Of course there are many truths. I was at the Writer’s Guild in NY and discovered that it housed the same offices as the Sixty Minutes crew. I met Mike Wallace which was a total rush and the late Ed Bradley. I wish I’d had the chance to meet Andy.
I grew up with his snippets as have many of you. I’m not going to writ his obit here. Many fine ones exist. I want to thank Andy. Thank you for all those years and all those words.
Andy’s last 60 Minutes clip