Thursday, October 27th, marked the third anniversary of my association with 40 South News. True to form, I took the day off. If I hadn’t you might have seen the photos below a couple of days earlier.
That is truly one of the wonderful things about this job of mine. I’m in charge. No one else. Of course, I don’t get paid but I’ve had plenty of those types of jobs. They’re not this much fun.
This is a good time to mention that Doug Miner, Editor-in-Chief of 40 South News, is an awfully nice fellow to be associated with. For instance, he would never dream of editing my preposition off the end of that last sentence. This is part of why we get along well. At times I feel pretty cavalier regarding commas, hyphenated words and stuff like that. Editor Miner understands this and almost never interferes.
Three years, 156 weeks – I’ve posted 136 posts, less than one a week. In the same period, Doug Miner has posted way over 3,000. We must consider that each of his posts required time to assemble, some more than others. This is a huge accomplishment on his part. Never before have we had the gift of information about our communities to the extent that he has provided.
He deserves the Citizen-of-the-Year award, the Businessman-of-the-Year award and any awards that Brentwood and Richmond Heights would like to bestow on him as well. His last name may be Miner but to those of us that follow 40 South News, he is definitely Doug Major.
Now on with the show. The magnificent photos below are shown courtesy of Larry Giles and Markus Loehrer of the National Building Arts Museum.