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A tribute to Emmett Duffy

June 27, 2009

Last week, while exchanging messages with Walter Duffy, he came up with the following column by the late Bill McLaughlin that is just pure McLaughlin. Prose is described as "everyday speech," but yet, most of what we read is not the way we talk. Would we have described Bill and the other youths who hung out with him at the freight yards as "a whole rat pack of young ne'er-do-wells"? Probably not.



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