Here’s your daily dose of sweetness.
Over the years, CBS News reporter Steve Hartman, a KSTP veteran, has featured his dad on several of his poignant pieces. That includes the day he helped his dad move out of the house he’d built himself.
Why does it resonate with us so? Because so many of us face the dread.
George was in eight of Steve’s stories. And over the weekend, the last of them aired. George has died.
Both his parents are dead now. “This is a unique kind of emptiness,” Steve said. “When there is no one left on earth to love you so unconditionally.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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