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Sunday, November 6, 2011

RIP Andy Rooney





A talented curmudgeon, Andy Rooney had cynical flair. He was a favorite of my deceased and dear Dad, who said he hadn't enjoyed anyone on TV so much since Eric Sevaraid left the air.

Rooney started with Arthur Godfrey and Garry Moore, so he and my dad went way back. They were born the same year, 1919. Rooney died at 92 on November 5, just shortly after he left the air. One of my very favorite Rooney quotes:






" I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you. "






RIP, Andy.

5 comments:

Marion said...

I was so sad to hear he'd died. He was a good man. xo

Pam said...

Great quote and so true. I, too, was sad to hear of his death. He never ceased to make me laugh. 60 min. won't be the same.

Kelly said...

Great quote! His few minutes at the end was always my favorite part of 60 Minutes.

Serena said...

Love the quote. I hated to hear of his passing. He was a force to be reckoned with and he'll be missed.

raven said...

Quid,
I am sorry to hear of his death, and I realise how your memories of him are intertwined with those of your late Dad. And I do remember how you shared in one of your posts with us a picture of you and your Dad. Raven