Both my husband and I met at the now dead Rocky Mt News. Not as writers, but as pressmen, the ones who print the news. Thirty-four years of service nearly gone. Soon my husband will be a part timer at the newspaper he works for now while they go online only, then he will be out in the streets.
Me, I ended up getting hurt there bad enough that they found a way to fire me and my injury led to drug addiction. BUT! I am now a writer with her first book published through a editor of a new company, Evolved Publishing.
We all still cling to what we can in our old age, if you can call fifty-five old. It appears the newspaper here does, they do not want to the “old” people and offer buyouts as soon as they reach sixty.
My hope is people will still read, at-least books. What a great country we live in eh? Throw away people.