The best thing about writing this column is the large amount of good, honest people who I meet through it. I have been asked to speak at several functions but, as you know, my health is just not that great and I would hate to say that I would be there and then not be able to do so. But when I am in the stores or at the ballgames, it gives me great pleasure to have you come up to me and talk a while about my life and yours and my column, which goes out to you each Saturday morning.
And when someone like Glenn and Waneta who are in their 90s and Thelma, who was 100 last January, takes the time to let me know their thoughts about what I write, I love it. And when some youngster starts asking me questions about what is coal or did I really do the things I write about, I am overcome with glee because that tells me I am getting out to just about everyone, and that, too, is great. So as I end this week’s column and I send it in to one of the nice people at The Tribune, I write the way I feel and from my heart. Just read it and advise me your thoughts.
• Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at email@example.com.