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November 20, 2012
September 6, 2012
To the family of William Raspberry; I first met Mr. Raspberry when I was seventeen years old, and I was a graduating high-school senior and on the way to college to study art and journalism. I had just won a scholarship and award from the Capitol Press Club, and Mr. Raspberry was one of the members who had nominated me for the college gift. I am certain that his decision was responsible for my receiving a second scholarship the following year. He and I remained in touch, and he was a wonderful mentor. I was free to drop by the Post building and sit by his desk and chat. Another friend of mine, reporter Ward Sinclair, had his own desk a few feet away. I would watch Herblock circulate his cartoons for comments from his colleagues. Mr. Raspberry and I stayed in touch until he retired. I could call him and ask for comments from him on my own writing. If he had the time, he took the time to talk to me. If not, he would say,"I'm on deadline," and I knew to call back later. I was thrilled to meet him at the young age of seventeen, and saddened to hear of his passing, now that I am sixty-two years old. I read every column he wrote, discussed some of them with him, and sat next to his desk while we laughed at the poster"The Raspberry Award" picturing raspberries tumbling out of a cereal bowl. He was warm, funny, serious, insightful, courageous. Some losses can never be mended. Mr. William Raspberry is such a one. Sincerely, Victoria Price.
August 10, 2012
For years I have enjoyed reading the well-written articles of this erudite man of words and always felt a connection because of our relationship (cousin). His memory will withstand the test of time.
August 4, 2012
To the Raspberry family, we want to offer our deepest condolences to the passing of a great and wise man. We truly regret not having met him in person. His proud legacy will endure.
Sincerely,
Aurelia Boose Wight (Dilworth cousin)
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