Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Kenny Davis wants a copy of IJFASN, but he has to come get it

Kenny Davis writes:
Ed, would you please see if you can get your hands on a copy of Ralph's paper with that article about me. I have to see what my ONE flaw is. I think I know because I believe I could make out the word, work, in the next line down. PS, I thought I worked for you for a lot longer than a week. Thanks. Kenny Davis, Louisiana
Thanks, Mr. Davis, and we'd get one for you, but rules is rules. I have many copies. While Ralph's paper is free and people read it and then send it to folks all over the country, who in turn send it to others and they to others - we could only guess how many times it's passed on, you'll have to come to Columbia to get yours. That's the rule. It helps our tourism economy which is a big part of why the paper is published.

Once you are the subject of the Center Column, a conspiracy of silence prevails, and no one tells the honoree, in the hopes that that person's curiosity will be so piqued they'll come home. One more pica of that front page and I could have been indicted for Breach of Community Conspiracy.

I will tell you that had I been writing about your ONE flaw, it would have been that you made everybody else look bad, with your work ethic, your diligence, your dashing good looks, and your bulldog tenacity to see that every house on your route had its dry, crisp Courier-Journal before the coffee was put on. It almost looked like you were trying, a cardinal flaw in those days. It was okay to be valedictorian back then, so long as buddies said, "He never cracks a book," or to be an All-Stater, if nobody said, "He ought to be good, he practices all the time."

It's not that far from Lake Pontchartrain. Come home while you might get one free - before First Editions of your It's Just For A Smile News cost a man more than the money it would take to get a Geo Tracker in Knifley, KY.-EW

This story was posted on 2011-03-06 04:52:33
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.