Me, too. Ah, actually, I think I owe HIM my life, perhaps even on 'moore' than one occasion. And THAT lil' tale goes soemthing like this: Sherman, set the way back machine for the summer of 1993 ...
It was then that I decided I wanted to go back to college, and actually try for a degree this TIME. Our local junior college (two years) accepted me and it was about a half hour commute (one direction) every day. Which wasn't too bad, as I do live way out in the country. However, when I transferred to the closest four year college, I doubled my daily commute. Now we were looking at an hour (in each direction) added to my already long day (as not only was I a full TIME student, I also work-studied for the college) and most of that commute was on very narrow, country roads, with one lane in each direction (and no divider).
So here I was getting up around 6AM to start my day, drive to school, attend classes, then WORK for the school in one of its computer labs until 11PM at night. Did this for three years, and by the end, was getting very tired of the routine of study/WORK/classes. (And you need to remember, was 55 years of age when I finally did manage to graduate!)
There I was, night after night, after 11PM, on isolated country roads, very, very tired. And it was only The Voice of TOM, WHO carried me all the way, saftely home every night for those final three years. So, I am convinced, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it was HIS audio cassette stories (Oscar Wilde/Robinson Crusoe/State of Decay/Charmed Life/ETC) that kept me awake, and 'moore' or less alert, ergo alive, night after weary night, as I my made that long trek home.
And though I have told HIM before, I tell HIM once again, publically, on HIS Forum ... Thank you, Mr Baker, for keeping me out of harm's way; all those many months. For, what I owe you, I can never repay.
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"And as for Tom Baker, well, I'll always be the Doctor,
won't I?" TOM BAKER