Here they are, as promised a week or so ago. Photos–a little yellow around the edges, I must say, of my first column. Published on November 6, 1985. Wow! Did I look different!
And I wrote differently, as well. The style seems a little more stilted, but then, so was the process. I would interview someone, or visit a food store (as in Damson & Greengage), then come home and write my column, longhand, on a pad of paper.
Next I would type it up, perhaps making a few changes here and there, then place it in an envelope and give it to my partner to deliver to The Enterprise office first thing Monday morning. Hoagy was working at the High School then, so she dropped it off on her way to work.
Then the column would be somehow magically transposed into authentic newspaper writing, and next it would appear in the Tuesday paper for all to see. I had often said I wanted to follow it through, step by step (sort of like a recipe) to see how all that happened, but alas, I never did.
Now it’s too late for that, as computers have made our lives so much easier in terms of writing and delivering, to say nothing of editing (and spell checking too!).
So take a look at what’s here, and tell me what you think!
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