Terry Ryan was the 2013 Turkey of the Year. Among the people disapproving of this was my bride.

“TERRY RYAN!’’ she exclaimed. “What’s wrong with you? I love Terry Ryan.’’

“The Twins were gawd-awful again,’’ I said, sheepishly. “Terry said it was his fault, and we all know Terry’s honest, so I had to do it.’’

Slam! That was the door, as the bride left the conversation.

On Monday, I gave Mrs. Reusse much more important news on Terry Ryan. I told her the Twins had released a statement from Terry in which he revealed he was undergoing treatment for cancer in a lump that had been found on his neck.

We talked for a minute about the situation: that this wasn’t a layup because cancer had been found in a lymph node but that a Twins doctor said it was contained there and that everyone was expressing optimism.

“I’m going to say a prayer for Terry,’’ she said.

I’d guess this was a popular response on Monday among the people who know or are familiar with Terry Ryan. He’s “good people,’’ as we used to say in Murray County.

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