We must remember & honor, but…

My grandfather, Army private Walter McPeak, fought in the trenches of Europe in World War I. He made it home, lived a full life, and died at the VA Hospital in Salem in 1976. My father, Navy Electrician’s Mate 1st Class William D. Thompson, Sr., fought in the Pacific in World War II and stood, […]

Never too old…

At lunch this week with a longtime newspaper friend, he admitted wondering how much longer he might be able to work in the profession that has defined most of our lives for so many years. “I’m 59,” he said.  ‘I hope I can last a few more years before being forced into early retirement.” Early […]