Richard Gilbert is the former owner of the Eagle Grove Eagle newspaper and was president of The Des Moines Register and Tribune Company. He is an occasional contributor to "Julie Gammack's Iowa Potluck," a blog on Substack.
Gilbert, and his wife, Julie Gammack, live in Des Moines, Okoboji, and Punta Gorda, Florida.
Sunday is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attack. Ten days after the World Trade Center fell, I took a train to New York City from our Annapolis home to visit my daughter Liz, who worked for a cruise line that shuttled tourists around Manhattan Island. She was in her late 20s at the time. […]