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Murn day

My mother, Marian Early McIntyre, would have been ninety-four years old today. A year ago on her birthday I posted “The last of the Earlys.”

Posted by John McIntyre at 5:19 PM | | Comments (2)


Must have been a good post; I recognized immediately from the title of this one what its topic would be. You must have made her proud.

So what's the joke about the three clergymen who called on the farmer's wife? A year is long enough to wait!

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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