Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00
Sixteen years ago when I retired from dentistry on Nov. 4, 1994 (but who’s counting) I proclaimed that I would become a writer in my retirement. I had no idea about what I was talking about. Through a series of coincidences and good luck I got this position in the Anton Newspapers.
Eleven years ago I was introduced to my new editor, Denise D’Alessandro. She was sensitive and intelligent and we clicked immediately, I have now written close to 600 articles for the Syosset-Jericho Tribune, the Hicksville Illustrated and the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald. Denise eventually shortened her name to Denise Nash, married and had two beautiful children. She is a superior person and a great journalist. She created a complete newspaper every week while covering many stories along the way. I was only a small part of her difficult job. She helped me publish my book about three years ago.
Since I never learned to type, Denise would have my printed faxes transposed to a column every week. For that, I thank her profusely.
I was never censored and only one time was I asked to rewrite a column. That occurred when I was a bit too graphic about my description of the pains and writhing on the bathroom floor with kidney stones.
Denise and I worked in tandem to turn out my column. She did it gently and with a great deal of common sense. She will be an asset to anything she turns her hand to. Beautiful kid and “smart as a whip” is how I will always think of Denise Nash.
Before Denise left the scene, she introduced me to my new editor Karen Gellender. She is from Jericho and that familiarity should be a boon and an asset to her new job. I look forward to working with Karen. She has undertaken a huge, formidable assignment but I know she is quite capable of handling it.
All my readers, I ask you to welcome and assist our new editor, Karen!