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Shoutout to Ann Bullard

Posted Monday, November 19, 2007, at 8:05 AM

I've been meaning to give a shoutout to former T-G colleague Ann Bullard, who several of us talked to briefly when she visited Shelbyville a few weeks ago -- and who has the good sense (well, I think it makes good sense!!!) to read this blog.

Ann was an inspiration to many of us. After graduating from college with a degree in journalism, life's circumstances kept her away from daily newspaper work until the age at which many people retire. Then she finally got to spend several, award-winning years achieving what she'd always wanted.

She's a gracious Southern lady with the reporting tenacity of a bulldog when necessary and the spirit of someone two generations younger. I was privileged to work with her.

Come back and spend enough time to share a meal with all of us newsies, Ann. You know how we T-G'ers love to eat. We might even get a few words in between bites...

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Bless you, David. My time in Shelbyville - and particularly at the T-G were the best of my life. I had expected to have a full day to visit many people, but as you know, I was riding with someone so that didn't work out. If it were at all feasible, I'd sell everything I can't take in my car and move back to the town that really is the only true home I've ever known.

I will be back to visit - and keep up with 'my town' via the website every day.

Love you all,


-- Posted by anniebmischief on Sun, Nov 25, 2007, at 8:29 AM

I wanted to give my own shout out to Ann and agree with every thing David said about her. Ann is a gifted writer and an inspiration. I was privileged to get to know her when we both worked for Dabora, she on Saddle Horse Report and I on Walking Horse Report. Ann, if you read this, I hope you are happy and healthy and enjoying life. I will never forget visiting that Arabian farm with you in Baton Rouge and having coffee and beignets. Next time you visit Shelbyville, hope you'll look me up!

Tanya Hopper

-- Posted by Tee on Tue, Nov 27, 2007, at 12:27 AM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.