The plan was to have this blog go live on my birthday, November 16. It was a reasonable schedule Kate Irwin and I had agreed on. I provided concept and copy, she would develop the concept graphically, create the layout, and be my webmaster. We were pretty much on target until Melvin decided to spring a surprise on me.
In the first ten years of our marriage, I would drive up to Melvin’s office at Kirk-Rudy on a day during his birthday week. I would walk into his office, and say, “Shut up baby and get in the truck,” which he had told me, (while we were dating) was the Georgia pick-up line. His office staff would laugh, Melvin would protest just enough, and we would be off. Continue Reading