|Edan's going away party|
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For nearly eleven years I have worked at the same TV station, WSIL. I've made many friends while here, including Edan Schultz, the 6 and 10 o'clock anchor and managing editor for the station.
Edan had been with the station more than 19 years and just recently announced that he was leaving for Florida. His wife found a great job there. Friends, colleagues, and family members recorded heartfelt well wishes to the long time journalist. The theme was the same in all of them: Edan is a great guy. A mentor. A friend to all who knew him.
|New Year's Eve 80's Style|
Edan: Blockbuster guy, Me: Papa Smurf, Chad: Mr. Mullet
|Edan with my daughter|
|Hanging out at the lake|
Even though I'm a few months older, I always looked up to Edan. He's been a great mentor to me and countless others. Our boss called him the backbone of the newsroom, and I think that's a very fitting description. Edan sleeps, eats, and breathes news, and we're all the better because of it. He'll be missed. And even though some viewers confuse the two of us, I hope I have just a fraction of the impact Edan has had on this region.
I realize that some of this sounds like I'm writing his eulogy, but I've been thinking about the idea of telling the people you appreciate and respect while they're still around to hear it. I look back a couple of years ago when I gave my grandma's eulogy and I wish now that I'd said those things TO her and not ABOUT her. So I think it's perfectly fine to show a little (or a lot) of love to the people you think are worthy of it. So be ready for more appreciation blogs here on My 1-2-3 Cents.