Big thanks to offensive lineman Ray Hisatake and slotback Greg Salas for appearing on today’s Warrior Beat Show.
Lots of good questions.
The replay is available somewhere on our site .
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Several years ago, I needed to reach our office manager, Leslie Kawamoto. I went through the White Pages, found her name and number, and called.
A man answered.
Me: May I speak to Leslie?
Man: I’m Leslie.
Me: Sorry, I was looking for a woman.
Man: Aren’t we all?
Thing is, everybody needs a Leslie Kawamoto. In her more than two decades with The Advertiser, she took care of everybody. Editors, clerks, photographers, designers, writers and, especially, sports writers.
We relied on her for everything, even things we didn’t know we needed.
Most of all, she was a great friend. To everyone. She even used a storage room as a place to listen to our problems and, as you can imagine, journalists have an insatiable appetite for whining.
But she’d always listen, and after doing others a favor, she would say, “Thanks, dear.”
Leslie was on track for what would have been a terrific career in medicine. But a painful arthritic condition forced her to change careers. I suspect she has helped more people in her non-medical endeavors.
Today is Leslie’s last day with The Advertiser. It’s impossible to express the depth of our love and gratitude. She’s just the best.