A long, long time ago when I was a very shaky "cub" working nights in the city room, I remember having to take something we used to call "dictation" from Jerry on deadline after a very late legislative session. At the time I wasn't the fastest typist and wasn't all that familiar with the names and issues he was reporting on. His calm and KIND demeanor throughout what was a big deal and bigger ordeal for me what with night city editor Glenn "Bones" Binford staring over my shoulder, was something I never forgot, especially the fact that when he came to town he went out of his way to introduce himself to me. Jerry was a true pro and a gentle man through and through.
-- Tom Paegel