After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

January 2011

Meet the old man from McDonald's, the very real Marvin Campbell

01/18/11

Meet the old man from McDonald's, the very real Marvin Campbell

Last week's blog about an older gentleman mourning the loss of his wife touched many readers like Lynn, head of a local senior center, who commented that I might have referred him to a senior center to get involved as a volunteer. Hmm. A little conflicted about the best way to delicately do that, I nonetheless went back to McDonald's Restaurant on Broadway the very next day. In the first booth sat my guy, wearing a crisply pressed plaid cotton shirt and gray jacket, his gray hair neatly clipped close to his scalp, quietly eating his breakfast alone.

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Meet the old man from McDonald's, the very real Marvin Campbell

01/18/11

Meet the old man from McDonald's, the very real Marvin Campbell

Last week's blog about an older gentleman mourning the loss of his wife touched many readers like Lynn, head of a local senior center, who commented that I might have referred him to a senior center to get involved as a volunteer. Hmm. A little conflicted about the best way to delicately do that, I nonetheless went back to McDonald's Restaurant on Broadway the very next day. In the first booth sat my guy, wearing a crisply pressed plaid cotton shirt and gray jacket, his gray hair neatly clipped close to his scalp, quietly eating his breakfast alone.

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The Beatles said it best.

01/11/11

The Beatles said it best.

"As long as you have your health, you have everything." That's what we say when we're sick or laid up and we may believe that, but I don't think, after a conversation I had this morning — and time to reflect on it at odd moments throughout the day — that good health is "everything." It is important, yes, and like wealth, it's definitely better to have it than not to have it, but neither of those two assets fills our day-to-day longings.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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