Del “Abe” Jones
HE’S GONE TO MEET THE PRESS
Tim Russert: May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008Sadly, we have lost another one
Those folks who changed our lives
He was the one, who we all knew
From, Sunday morning, news archives.
He was one of those special men
Who, all Dads should strive to be
And a Son, who loved his Dad
The most important, his Family.
He never forgot his hometown
And the Bills, number one fan
He’d have a beer with the boys
Just, one of them, a common Man.
He gone up to that Press Corps
To join all those passed before
He left a mark here on this Earth
That, will surely last forevermore.
I heard, “He walked with the Kings
But kept, the common touch.”
And we all are going to miss that
Yes, he will be missed, very much.
©Copyright June 15, 2008 by Del “Abe” Jones
Author’s Note: By Jacques Steinberg (New York Time) – Published: June 14, 2008: Tim Russert, a fixture in American homes on Sunday mornings and election nights since becoming moderator of “Meet the Press” nearly 17 years ago, died Friday [June 13, 2008] after collapsing at the Washington bureau of NBC News. He was 58 and lived in Northwest Washington.