Jerry Hulse's moving tribute to Stan Delaplane, "30 for Stan Delaplane, a Maker of Memories" (April 24), will become a classic--or should be--for aspiring and practicing journalists. What a wonderful man Delaplane must have been. I read him assiduously, and Hulse made me wish that I had known him personally as well.
Delaplane certainly set a standard for his profession: the prototype of the caring and concerned writer who functioned with style both in his personal and professional relationships. And how he must have relished his travels with wit and humor in the company of his colleagues.