Here’s the Final ‘Few Minutes with Andy Rooney:’ ‘This is a moment I have dreaded. I wish I could do this forever’

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By Chris Ariens Comment

Andy Rooney is about to deliver his final regular segment on “60 Minutes.” As TVNewser first reported Tuesday, Rooney will say goodbye to the show tonight — but he won’t stop doing what he loves. Here’s the final paragraph of his final segment.

This is a moment I have dreaded. I wish I could do this forever. I can’t though. But I’m not retiring. Writers don’t retire and I’ll always be a writer. A lot of you have sent me wonderful letters and said good things to me when you meet me in the street. I wasn’t always gracious about it. It’s hard to accept being liked. I don’t say this often, but thank you. Although if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner.

Here’s Rooney’s final essay…