Andy Rooney

Commentator Andy Rooney died last Friday night at the age of 92.   I watched his retirement appearance a few weeks ago and was saddened by the fact that he would not be on “60 minutes” any more.   I thought that was  the best part of the show many times and looked forward to it.   He often commented on things I agreed with.   His opinions were right more often than not, but he was always interesting and made me think.

He was one of the lucky ones in life having done what he wanted to do and did it well.  He was able to reach out to try to change the wrongs that he saw.  He had an adventuresome life, a long, 62 year marriage and a satisfying career.  I will miss him.  No one can replace him.

Google has a long obituary today on his life and accomplishments as well as comments from his friends and associates.  I recommend reading it.