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Old July 23rd, 2011, 12:00 PM
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When I walked into the kitchen this morning, Terry was sitting at the table reading the paper. . .and weeping.

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"Bookie died."

"Your bookie died??!!"

"Bookie Bookbinder. He was an advisor to Humphrey back in the day. He was in the office all the time. We talked a lot. He was one of the dearest, sweetest men on earth."

I read the obit, and it occurred to me that we need more Bookies in this world, and especially in this town, in this age of no-compromise, take-no-prisoners politics.

The life of a person of accomplishment who dies at 95 should be celebrated more than mourned, and I'm sure this will be the case for Mr. Bookbinder. It's just that we need some qualified replacements.

The obit is worth the read. Here it is. . .

Hyman Bookbinder, colorful advocate for Jewish causes, dies at 95 - The Washington Post
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He sounds like a very interesting man. Do you know if a book has been written about him, so I could read more?
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It does indeed sound like we need more Bookies in this world. RIP.
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He sounds like a very interesting man. Do you know if a book has been written about him, so I could read more?
Much has been written by and about him. Just Google him. You'll have to work your way through the obituaries at this point, but there is a prodigious amount of material.
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Thanks Alan, I will do that.

How have you been these days? Anymore travel plans in the future?
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Alan,

I concur with you a thousand percent!

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When I walked into the kitchen this morning, Terry was sitting at the table reading the paper. . .and weeping.

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"Bookie died."

"Your bookie died??!!"

"Bookie Bookbinder. He was an advisor to Humphrey back in the day. He was in the office all the time. We talked a lot. He was one of the dearest, sweetest men on earth."

I read the obit, and it occurred to me that we need more Bookies in this world, and especially in this town, in this age of no-compromise, take-no-prisoners politics.

The life of a person of accomplishment who dies at 95 should be celebrated more than mourned, and I'm sure this will be the case for Mr. Bookbinder. It's just that we need some qualified replacements.

The obit is worth the read. Here it is. . .

Hyman Bookbinder, colorful advocate for Jewish causes, dies at 95 - The Washington Post
My late father was a labor union leader with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union from its beginning to his death . Mr.Bookbinder is a name from my past .Sorry to hear of his passing .
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