So at the age of 12, I took a paper route with this newspaper, and I had customers from Market to Delphos streets, west to east, and Taylor to North streets, south to north. I learned from that route to be able to have responsibility and to handle money as well as getting to know a lot of great customers. I did that until I went to Kroger as a stocker, then we moved out to the country.
There at Western, I met a great bunch of classmates and some of the best teachers I have ever known. So life for this once wavy haired young man has been a very happy one, and I wouldn’t change a thing. But today, it isn’t safe to sit out on the porch and go down to a friend’s house or even just driving around. Life is so uncertain these days as safety goes because the kids now are not getting the hard love much needed in today’s society.
So my thought is that an early curfew is needed so that young people would be where Mom and Dad have the say. Those who work evenings could be under another one because of their jobs.
Let’s stay safe and act civilly. You young people are a gift that can change the world. What you learn from others dictates your road to glory and prosperity. Simple but true.
Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.