John Downing, a Toronto Sun Day Oner and former editor now getting exposure as a blogger, offers some early ideas on how to mark the tabloid's 40th anniversary on Nov. 1, 2011.
Downing says he marked the 39th on Monday at a dinner with fellow Day Oners Peter Worthington and Andy Donato and guests and they told him there were a few words about the 39th anniversary in the paper.
TSF checked the print editions Sunday, Monday (the 39th anniversary) and Tuesday without success, but we'll check again.
Downing, who was very much a part of the success of the Sun from Day One, dismisses critics who say enough with talk about the glory years.
He says every anniversary is a milestone for him and the 61 other former Telegram employees who transformed the drab Eclipse Whitewear Building factory space into a workable newspaper office.
"To heck with letting another Sun anniversary pass with just a few words," Downing writes. "The Day Oners were there when we launched The Little Paper That Grew into a huge newspaper chain that can yet be salvaged. And we want to celebrate that. Just don't let Peter and Andy get their hands on the mike."
You said it, John.