On the very morning when the final edition of the pre-Confederation Guelph Mercury came off the presses, a short essay landed on my desk. Written by 13-year-old Emma Frketich, daughter of ace Spec reporter Joanna Frketich, it is a heartfelt piece about a trip the newsroom and pressroom. When Emma was 10-years-old, she visited the pressroom and the moment stuck with her. She wrote the essay for a class assignment.
As if there weren't enough tears last night and this morning, Emma's reporting brought another deluge. Karma kid, and thanks for getting it right.