Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lunch with the Boys

This was lunch over in Salem today with some of my favorite people, almost all of them writers, editors or both.

Front center and far left are Roland Lazenby and Mike Ashley, who have just collaborated on a fine book (which got a few signings at lunch today) titled 'Best Regrets,' about a VMI football coach who made Keydet football matter in the '50s and '60s.

I'm to Mike's right and to the right of me are John Montgomery, who was the GM of the Blue Ridge Business Journal when I was editor, and two down (in blue) is Rob Fries, who designed the BRBJ. Howard Wimmer, at the right, is a former Roanoke Times sportswriter. Jim Bain is the good looking guy in the middle/back.

When you eat with these guys three things are guaranteed: You get enough food (OK, yes, I'm eating salad); you laugh a lot; Mike has some kind of sports trivia challenge. Today is was naming ex-athletes who had continuing parts on television series.

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