Welcome to My Home Page!
Of course, some (including my wife) would say, this is a really just a personal “brag page” —but I don’t agree. My dear wife of 44 years, advised me that her name was never to appear on my webpages; I tried to explain to her that it is all about “communicating,” which is a good thing, but she wouldn’t buy it. However, she doesn’t get to vote them time: Avalyn (1935-2005) I’ve discovered that many of my generation (born in the 1930’s) feel as she did. Some say, “It violates my privacy, and besides, why communicate with someone I will never meet?” My own acceptance of “global communications” undoubtedly began in high school (1947) through my experiences as a ham radio operator (call sign: W5OUS). With my first simple “rig” (station), I was soon chatting by Morse code with people all over the world. So, to me, my home page is just another “window on the world.”
Today, e-mail and my web browser are the primary ways of communicating with my family and friends. When we meet someone new, don’t we quickly exchange e-mail addresses? Often, an email turns that short initial meeting into a real friendship. As we discuss our lives, experiences and interests, it is really fun to offer them a “link” to something here, on my home page. So, WELCOME, and off you go, exploring my life... It would be icing on the cake if you dropped me a note via e-mail: email@example.com. (DON’T look for me on FaceBook—I’m not interested in the daily minutes of your life, and I’m sure you’re not interested in mine!)
Oh! It is especially thrilling if a web search engine brought you here, GOOGLE, CUIL or BING, what marvels! This has happened on occasions, and I’ve connected with people I didn’t even know because of some shared experience or interest they “Googled” up from my home page!
Finally, the name is RAY MACK THOMPSON. However, unless you are from my home town, you can just call me RAY!
Bye R@y (A little personal tag for e-mail that I picked up somewhere!)