She’s been a neighbor and friend for a long time. She’s been totally plugged into the people and events of Wichita for the past 32 years as a reporter and columnist for the Wichita Eagle. And now Bonnie Bing has retired.
She recently told me the responsibility for that Sunday section plus other features are a “big job” … and the Eagle was only giving her 32 hours a week to do it. Bonnie demonstrated her professional skills in making it work.
In addition to reporting duties at the paper, Bonnie graciously donated her time and talents as a popular emcee and host for all manner of public events. She told me she had difficulty in ever saying “no” because she loves Wichita.
I’ll admit that I asked her to cover one of my class reunions several years ago.
I’m certain I’ll miss Bonnie’s Sunday section in the Eagle, but I’m reasonably sure Bonnie Bing is not going to disappear in retirement.
She has been and is a terrific blessing for this community.
Our thought for today is from Oscar Wilde:
“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”