A Loyal Fan Letter
July 10, 2009
I was so touched by this letter from a devoted listener of the Bob Grant Radio Show, that I wanted to share it with you. I believe we can all learn something from this young man’s experience and wisdom.
It never ceases to warm my heart when I think of all the truly remarkable listeners I have had for all these years on the radio. So, without any further words from me, let us read this inspiring letter to BobGrantOnline.com.
So glad I found you again, although you’ve been quite the “transient” in the last few years. I’d like to thank you for being there and sharing this brief sojourn with us/me.
I’m 44 years-old, live on Long Island, and have listened and respected you since 1990. I was there that fateful day when “Carl of Oyster Bay” and you were debating the fate of Ron Brown (and pretty much every other day too).
I’ve learned more from you than the public school system ever taught me. Most of all, I respect you for your convictions and unwaivering duty to the TRUTH at all costs.
It’s not easy to stand up in a room full of people and dissent, but for men like you and me, it is our only option, “to thine own self be true.” To most, the impression of others is their measure of themselves, but we must answer to our own conscience because for us the force of truth is stonger than adulation.
You said something once that really resonated with me and it is one of many fundamental truths that I carry with me daily and it was this, “Life is an inside job.”
I know that many days you thought of yourself as casting pearls before swine but let me assure you, Mr. Grant, I got it each and every single day I listened to your program.
In closing, let me leave you with one of my own thoughts as a sign of gratitude. Life’s not about you, and the sooner you realize it the better you’ll be. I have spent 15 years of an 18-year marriage watching my beloved wife mentally & physically vanquished by Multiple Sclerosis.
I have chosen to put aside my own life to keep her with me and care for her myself. This has made me a virtual prisoner as she cannot be left alone. It’s an isolated life but your company everyday has made it more bearable.
I’m afraid that my wife’s time is fleeting now, but I do not for a second regret my choice, no matter how hard it’s been to watch the time pass around me.
I was actually in a state of mourning when you left WOR. I so wanted to contact you and let you know how I felt but you had vanished without a trace. I’m glad you’re still out there and would love to continue listening.
Do you plan on podcasting your program? I would listen again each day! I guess I didn’t even realize what an impact you had on me.
I’d love to talk to you in person as I could probably talk with you for hours, but I know you’re busy so I'll just say, “God Bless You, Mr. Grant, and my sincerest thanks for being YOU!”
A Loyal Fan