Friday, October 31, 2008

Here's to Ya, Studs

Aw. Studs Terkel passed this afternoon, turning a final page on a legendary literary career. I don't like to mourn people who make it that far in the game--Terkel managed to hit 96--but rather to celebrate. Go root out a copy of Chicago or Division Street-America and soak in a little of a great voice telling the story of a great city. Good on ya, Studs.

"My epitaph? My epitaph will be 'Curiosity did not kill this cat.'"

1 comment:

Damien Huffer said...

Aww, dammit! That's two great literary figures in a row in the last week. First Hillerman, now Turkel. But you're right...they made it far and left immense names for themselves, so we must celebrate while we grieve.