19 July 2009

I grew up with Walter Cronkite.  I imagine a lot of kids in the sixties and seventies did.  He ate dinner with us during the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, and was the calm voice connecting our household with the rather scary events in the world at large.

Walter Cronkite died Friday.  Though his voice hasn’t been in my life for years, it came to mind instantly when I started seeing reports of his health , and his likely passing, in the last few days.

Good luck on the next journey, Mr. Cronkite.  Thanks for everything.