Jerry Huffman: Goodbye, Henry

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It was my first paycheck as a journalist. $13.80 from the Eau Claire Leader Telegram for a story on a retired major league baseball player living nearby. Not enough to quite fill my 1974 purple Gremlin but I was finally a working reporter.
First I called my parents. Then I called Henry. There would be a lot of calls like that over the next four decades. Successes, failures, job losses, awards, and sometimes to just talk about life. I could always call Henry.
But no longer...

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