Hope dies last

Thus sayeth Studs Terkel (one of his book titles, actually). An expression our friend Candace was fond of, as well. Studs finally shed his own mortal coil, and passed away at 96.
Studs (actually born “Louis,” Studs was his adoption from the novel “Studs Lonigan”) interviewed and wrote about the common and working man and woman, wherever he or she might be…
Just someone who’s been around forever, who I had always assumed would be around forever. He hadn’t been doing well of late, and was actually hoping to live long enough to see his fellow Chicagoan elected President. Well, he sure came close.
Deep sigh.