I get emails from readers each week, telling me how they agreed or disagreed with my columns. Just the other day, one of my readers came to the house and prayed for me. Never saw him before, but I knew his father.
This makes me feel real good, knowing I write a good clean column. Just knowing I can write what I want, as long as it is not tearing anyone down, gives me cheer. The one thing you will find is that I write from the heart. And because of how I was raised, I use common sense doing it. No one needs to fear what I might say about a particular person. If I can’t say anything nice, I won’t write anything.
That is what I am about. I have freedom of speech. I use it. I do not have the right to take anyone down with my words.
We have people on the air who really violate good taste when they talk on the microphone, but I won’t listen to them. I don’t need to dirty my mind with their thought, saying cruel things about others just because of their affiliation party-wise or how they live in our community.
I thank all of you for the happy thoughts you give me each week. I am just a common man who is trying to walk that narrow path that my Lord has laid down for me. I don’t envy anyone because of their wealth or stature in the city. I tell it like it was, what it is today and what the future might have in store for me. I thank each of you for allowing me that little bit of time each Saturday morning over a cup of coffee. My memories are precious to me.
Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.