Nowhere in my heart or body is there anything about me that would warrant the reason to give me that label. So to you who have given me that label, shame on you.
Now to get back to my life here on earth. Let’s remember those days of old when I was a young man, found the pretty lady named Ramona who has been by my side all these 57 years.
If I had to do it all over, I would make the same choice as I did before.
We had two wonderful daughters, Deborah and Patricia, from this bond. And through the years there has been illness, but we are still here feeling that same bond as before.
Debbie has come home to help me with her mother, and she is that close companion that Ramona needs to have. We lost Patty in 1994 due to cancer, and she also was a wonderful lady whom we miss very much.
Patty was a school bus driver, and when I found out she was going to do that job, I told her she was not strong enough to drive a bus. She told me these words: “Daddy, I am a Day and we can do anything.”
I have had a great life enjoying the gifts from God only he can give me. That, my friends, is only a segment of my life as I walk this path that is about as narrow as it can be without falling off. I can truly say life has been good even through those times of illness. Just maybe I will get to spend more time here.
Know that I treat my fellow man with grace and respect. God bless.
Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at email@example.com.