Yesterday, Vicki and I attended a life celebration for the friends and associates of Al Golin, a legendary Chicago PR man who has recently died. It was a warm opportunity to reminisce about Al, and to see, for the first time in a long time, and perhaps for the last in some cases, many of the people whom I’ve been associated with for the past 40-some years since I went to work with Al on the McDonald’s PR account in 1974. Together, we helped serve hamburgers and french fries to millions of people, brought some good and happiness into many lives, while living out our own stories among friends. Al’s family stood by him, as did we all, one more time, just yesterday.

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