Art Buchwald’s Final Column: ‘My Tennis Game Was One Of The Greatest Of All Time’

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Via E&P, Buchwald’s final column, written last year to be released at his death, which was announced this morning.

GOODBYE, MY FRIENDS
By Art Buchwald

Several of my friends have persuaded me to write this final column, which is something they claim I shouldn’t leave without doing.

There comes a time when you start adding up all the pluses and minuses of your life. In my case I’d like to add up all the great tennis games I played and all of the great players I overcame with my now famous “lob.” I will always believe that my tennis game was one of the greatest of all time. Even Kay Graham, who couldn’t stand being on the other side of the net from me, in the end forgave me.

I can’t cover all the subjects I want to in one final column, but I would just like to say what a great pleasure it has been knowing all of you and being a part of your lives. Each of you has, in your own way, contributed to my life.

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