Two things are worth closing with. First, I would love to be a fly on the wall observing printers who have just finished reading this column and then to be able to follow them into the office next door where their spouse or partner is working.
Second, in case you were wondering, Mary and I have not discussed valuing this firm. As I understand it, years ago trusts were drawn up, wills were rewritten, and the corporation redistributed its stock. The long and short of it, as Mary tells me, I own nothing but the box of change sitting in the bottom drawer of my closet. I figure I have probably $78—mostly in nickels, dimes, and quarters.