The outpouring of well wishes for Terry from readers of this site has been wonderful to witness and facilitate. Thanks to everyone who has written for making Terry feel loved and making me feel useful! Once in a while, it’s good to be messenger. Terry’s doing well, misses the blog, and expects to be able to go home soon, though we don’t yet know when. He answers the phone in his hospital room as businesslike as ever–“Terry Teachout”–and approves of the art on the walls (a Milton Avery print in particular). In other words, he sounds very much like himself. He’s been so glad to hear from you all. I’ll tell you more as I know more.
Archives for December 12, 2005
– Fee paid to Elvis Presley by Ed Sullivan in 1956 for three TV appearances: $50,000
– The same amount in today’s dollars, courtesy of Inflation Calculator: $344,900.36
(Source: Bob Spitz, The Beatles)
“Going home must be like going to render an account.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
Promises, promises. I had every intention of posting tonight, but answering accumulated blogmail was my first priority and took longer than anticipated. Bear with me and I’ll get some fresh material up Monday evening, and maybe a fortune cookie or quick links in the meantime. Thanks for your patience.