"He’s a bridge between generations. Not too many people of Rooney’s age are still in the public eye, and that’s too bad. Many have a lot to offer. Remember when ice came from the iceman? We don’t either, but Rooney does, and he’ll tell you, and maybe the kids will learn something. People today mourn the loss of Oldsmobile and Pontiacs. Rooney’s memory of expired autos includes Hupmobiles. Did you even know there was a Hupmobile company? You do now."
Peter Grier mourns Andy Rooney’s impending retirement, expected to be announced this weekend.