Peter Stone was a great writer of Broadway musicals, movies and television. He was also prickly, an un-diagnosed INTJ personality, and a good friend and mentor. Peter always told me I was more than an assistant. I was his associate. That distinction with a difference meant a great deal to me.
When Peter was working on — The Will Rogers Follies — we had a lunch routine we never broke: Tuna fish sandwiches on a roll with mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato and provolone and a Martinelli’s apple cider to wash it all down. Our time to talk about life and art and living was in that break when we’d walk to and from the corner deli to pick up our lunch.