UPDATE: No Morton Today
There will be no column by Walter Morton in todayâ€™s B-Town Blog.
The reason for this is that one blustery winter evening, in the Windy City, some 53 years ago, one William B. Morton took the bus back home from work, rather than drive his car in an encroaching Midwest storm.
Had he turned right and gone and gotten his car that night back in the 1950â€™s, he would have pleasantly bumped into a college friend, Helen Jordan, who then was a paralegal for a major Chicago law firm.
They would have happily sat for a warm holiday drink or two, caught up on old times, a romance lighting beneath them.
They would have dated, married, and their first born would have been named Walter Jordan Morton, who would have gone on to study journalism and move to Burien.
William turned left to catch the bus and so he and Helen did not bump into each other that night. They did not date and they did not marry. Consequently, Walter was never born.
Hence, there will be no column by Walter Morton in todayâ€™s B-Town Blog.