Not for retiring, but for 20+ years of OUTSTANDING Journals. Chris Punnett included the following note on page 29 of IAA Journal 524:
“From the Editor.
This is my last IAA Journal. No, I don’t know how many pages I have edited over the last 21 years, or how many illustrations I have used, or even how many errors I have made (I lost count)! The next issue (#525 - January/February, 2019) will be under the Editorship of Dwight Jackson and I wish him well.
I don’t know where the time has gone and I have had so much fun doing it. So much, in fact, that I wonder why the IAA never thought to actually charge me for the pleasure of editing the Journal!? Another missed revenue opportunity!?
I thank you, the readers, for your patience with my often peculiar sense of humor, my typing errors, and my lack of flexibility on the publishing deadlines.
I thank those that contributed articles, material, regular columns, and those that just offered encouragement. I hope you will all continue to support the new editor.
I’d like to mention and thank the unsung heroes of the IAA - Gary, Zac, Matt & Aaron. Gary looks after the membership database - collecting the money that I spent on the Journal!! Zac looks after hard-copy back issues and new membership packages. Matt helps with mailing labels for the printers and, along with Aaron, handles the distribution of the eJournal. These are the guys who work behind the scenes to support the Journal production and you wouldn’t
get a Journal without them!
I will remain active in cartridge collecting and intend to continue to attend the St. Louis and European shows. So I look forward to seeing many of you again and next time you won’t feel the urge to hide from me thinking that you still owe me an article or two.
Future correspondence and material for the IAA Journal should be sent to Dwight Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ladies & gentlemen: it has been a privilege and a pleasure… Chris Punnett”