Dear Loyal Readers,
We are saddened to report that Harold “Andy” Andersen died on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Even as his health had declined these past several months, he remained committed to writing this column every week. It was an endeavor of love. Love for his lifelong profession of journalism and, most of all, love for you, his many loyal readers, friends and fans.
Our family, along with Jackie Wrieth, Andy’s loyal personal assistant of thirty years who really made this column happen each week, would like to thank you for your years of loyal readership and support. Andy especially enjoyed correspondence from you, his readers, regardless of the topic or difference of opinion, and would frequently respond either directly or via a subsequent column. It was this correspondence and your constant support and enthusiasm that kept him writing all the way to the end of his life.
So that you might continue to enjoy Andy’s writings going back through the years, this blog will remain open indefinitely. We hope you agree that his spirit remains in these pages, paragraphs and words. And in you, his many friends for whom he had such love.
We leave you with Andy’s favorite quote which he often recited among friends, and which we feel is most appropriate here: “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.” -W.B. Yeats:
With Sincerest Thanks,
Marian, David and Nancy Andersen