When I got the call from a reader, one Harris Johnson of Northwest Hills, I suspected after a few minutes of conversation that the loquacious Johnson, 81, might have been in sales earlier in life. Insurance sales, it turns out.
In a 30-minute conversation, I heard more about Johnson’s beloved mother, gone for more than a half century, than I’ve said about my own late mother in a decade or two. And I learned that he managed to lure a freshly elected President Ronald Reagan to speak to his national sales and marketing organization back in 1980 or so. Johnson is a man who makes things happen, apparently.
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