There are voices of our lifetimes that stay with us, from the terrible tones of evil persons to the resonant sounds of beautiful songs and words that inspire. Here are some voices of my lifetime that are either retired or enjoying eternal rest. I miss them:
Billy Graham: Evangelist and Global Statesman.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years.
Mr. (Fred) Rogers: “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
The “voice” of the melancholy wisdom: Charles M. Schultz, creator of Peanuts.
Laurence Olivier’s mellifluous tones transported the hears on stage and screen.
Campbell McAlpine, mentor and prophet.
Joy Dawson, teacher extraordinaire.
Walter Cronkite, CBS News: “And that’s the way it was…”
Ronald Reagan: infusing hope
My mother saying, “I love you.”