Dear Tommy and Ray,
I have been meaning to write you to say thanks for almost 20 years.
In 1991, I had a cancer that we all thought meant that I had about six months to live. I had two little kids at home, and was pretty much in despair. I had a radio in the hospital, and somewhere in the background of my IV pumps and monitors and hospital hallways sounds, I heard you guys tell one of your ridiculous jokes and I laughed out loud.
I then realized that if I could still laugh, I could live out the rest of my life, however short that was going to be. Lucky for me, my cancer was rare and treatable, and I am here still laughing at your ridiculous jokes and enjoying my life. Please don't ever underestimate what you bring to your listeners through your humor and uncommon good sense.
I smile every time I hear you say, "You're listening to Car Talk."