This is very self-indulgent, but I recently went through a stack of my own photos, and thought to share some, reflecting on the people I have had the pleasure to serve over the years. Following are some favorites, in approximate chronological order. I don’t regret losing weight but I’d love to have some hair back.
The ever elegant Peatsy Hollings with the Senator. Many Hollings staffers refer to Hollings as “the Boss,” and that is how I always think of him;
Isadore Lourie, in almost every photo I’ve ever seen, he was smiling;
Floyd Spence pledged his papers the day we first contacted him;
John West often recalled his early life on the farm, where he worked from dawn to dusk, or as he phrased it, “from can’t see to can’t see;”
For years, Steve Griffith and I visited Bryan Dorn each year, just before Christmas;
I met Carroll Campbell after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When Dean of Libraries Paul Willis and I visited his home to pick up his papers, Gov. Campbell helped load our van. When I objected to him carrying the heavy boxes, Mrs. Campbell accurately noted “Well, he’s the most fit.” And it was true;