Tuesday, September 02, 2003
Jim McQuiston's passing
My heart took an irregular beat as I read the message of Jim McQuiston's passing.
I remember Jim telling the story of the time he was on a US Navy ship which sank and he made it off, alive. Jim said that after that experience, nothing bothered him.
He was a gentle man. He was a family man. He was a person with a ready smile. He was a person who would help anyone and simply being in his presence made you feel good.
I have not seen Jim since we retired from CBS in 1988. At that time we talked about our respective plans and finances for retirement. He had charted a course for himself and his family. It is too bad that I did not get to see Jim since retirement. There have been times when I would have appreciated the company of a man like Jim. I never got to meet his family but I grieve with them for one of the nicest people I ever had the privilege be associated with.
If it is possible, please extend my feelings to his family.