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A retiree's labor day

Retiree Doug Floyd now has more time to spend with his Pennsylvania grandkids, Lindsay, 6, Ryan, 10 months, and Annie, 3. (Dan Pelle)
Retiree Doug Floyd now has more time to spend with his Pennsylvania grandkids, Lindsay, 6, Ryan, 10 months, and Annie, 3. (Dan Pelle)

Thanks to my former colleague, Doug Floyd, for taking up his pen again and writing our main Labor Day story today in the Boomer U section. One of my favorite lines: "I loved my job, and I miss the friends and the engagement with events that was part of my life for 42 years. I follow the newspaper as a reader now, and in an age of shrinking newsrooms, it’s good to know my stepping aside helped make room for some other journalist to have the same opportunities. I can’t say I never miss the job, but there’s a reason they call it a job." And thanks to S-R photog Dan Pelle for his great photos of Dan with his grandkids. Doug should be happy the hot tub picture only ran small on the front page today!




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