As for her supporting cast members — and she likely won’t care for me calling them that since it’s truly an ensemble at the top — they’re all hers and Eddie’s family. Literally. OK, not in the maternal sense of the word, but that’s how Eddie, and now Lynda, treated everybody who worked at National Wholesale. And Lynda was sure to introduce me to virtually every member of that family, an extraordinarily close-knit group that still adheres to the mottos Eddie preached throughout his lengthy tenure.
As for what those mottos were, how Eddie ingrained them in so many people and what you can take away from this long-standing business that keeps thriving, you’ll have to make your way through this issue and read that for yourself, beginning on pg. 12.