This is wonderful affirmation.
The Hartford Courant, America's oldest continuously published newspaper and the leading newspaper in Connecticut, features Dad this Sunday in its "Extraordinary Life" feature. The headline is Jerry Davidoff Was 'A Drum Major For Justice.'
The weekly story profiles an interesting life led by a Connecticut Nutmegger who has died within the past few months. The series is written by Anne Hamilton of Hartford who learned about Dad in his final days because she is friends with my partner, Marta Flanagan.
The article quotes Mom and my brother, John, as well as Dan Woog, Wayne Arnason, Anne Stanback, Tracy Sugarman, and me. Dad's oldest friend, Robert Fried, also spoke with Anne Hamilton -- but unfortunately they connected too late for Anne to consider using Robert's recollections in her story.
Like many newspapers, the Sunday Courant can be purchased on Saturday and much of the Sunday feature material, including "Extraordinary Life," is posted on the web on the Friday or Saturday preceding the Sunday. Which is to say that at this writing on Friday night, the feature is already available on the web.
The list of people featured every week by Anne Hamilton in "Extraordinary Life" reminds me of the potential and diversity of people in the world. It makes me want to connect with the families of other "Extraordinary Life" subjects in the Hartford area and across Connecticut.
And it reminds me of how much I miss Dad. And how much I appreciate his example.
-- Doug Davidoff