Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Days



Here we go, another summer has arrived in its full glory.

This year I will be spending this summer without my friends Ed and Wayne ("The Cajun").  While I will miss them I have still have friends who I can and will enjoy this summer with.  

Of course first and foremost is my Bill.  Bill, the man who rescued me from the path I was headed down of indolence and waste fifty-one years ago next Friday.

My two good friends who I used to hang with, Ron Hampton and Ed Cage, went down that path and (of course) are gone now.  Both from the ravages of their lives of indolence and waste. Bill saved me from taking that journey with them. 

Bill, the man who saw the promise in me.  That I was more than just a one-night trick (which I wasn't by the way). The man who believed in me and gave me a life.  Damn, I sound like I'm accepting an Academy Award.

Well, anyway.  I wanted to shoot off a short post this sunny, Sunday morning to tell the world that I am one happy and very lucky man to be where I am today.  As I have said many times in past postings, every day I get up these days is a bonus.  It's all "gravy" folks.

Just look at where I am.  I live in a wonderful home in a wonderful part of the country and I have a good job with folks who I like and they like me (I think most of them do anyway).  

I have other good friends like longtime friend Larry M. (sixty years) and a more recent friend like Pat F. (two years who, as you know I reference quite frequently in my posts).

I also have many good blog friends, some of whom I have been fortunate enough to meet in person (that would be you Tony, Nadege, Jay, David, Mark, Helen, Randy and of course Dr. Spo).  There are others who I only know from afar (Jon, Walt, and Ray) who I would love to meet someday.

This summer starts out with the wonderful news that marriage is now possible for every gay man and woman across this country.


Freedom! Equality! Respect!

And this summer starts out with me being able to walk again after a calamitous fall on the ice I had last February which put me out of commission (and totally dependent on others) for three full months. To say I appreciate life now would be an understatement. 

So here we go with another glorious summer season.  Who knows, this may be my last but even if it is, I'm ready to live every day like it is my last day on earth.  

Isn't life strange though?  When we're young the days can't seem to pass by fast enough. Now that we're older, the days fly by.  

Summertime, here I come!






16 comments:

  1. This is a perfect time in your life, Ron - the culmination of all good things. I'm glad that you are savoring it. You're right - the older we get the faster the time seems to go and the more precious it is.
    I'm keeping this comment brief because I'm using my old desktop computer and the keyboard is IMPOSSIBLY bad. Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Jon,
      Again, you are exactly right and your wording and phrasing express my feelings so well. This time of my life is "the culminations of all good things" (now why didn't I think of that phrasing when I wrote my blog)? I am savoring every moment because I know that the good times could disappear in a flash like they almost did last February 18th when I fell and injured my leg, thus putting me out of commission and a descent into despair and challenge.
      But all good things always come out of bad (for me anyway).
      Today is a beautiful day and I am savoring it.
      Ron

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  2. I always accounted for the speed of time figuring it's faster on the downhill slide. Hang on!

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    1. Jono,
      Oh I am definitely on the "downhill slide", no doubt about that.
      Ron

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  3. It is the Summer of Love!

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  4. By Jove! This must be the most upbeat post you've done in a long, long while, Ron - well, at least since your LA visit. Have you been taking anything? Not that it would matter if you had.
    It's a count-ones-blessings blog - and your mood is infectious. Don't be in too much of a hurry to come down.

    Btw: If I'm the 'Ray' from afar in your name-check (well, it's not exactly a rare nomenclature) then thank you for the mention - and I can only say "Likewise".

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  5. Ray,
    I am so thankful everyday I am alive and in good health. I plan to stay up for awhile.
    Ron

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  6. Ron - I'm finally able to get back into your blog. Don't know exactly what the trouble was. I'm super glad we met on the blog!! Bill is great - and I was so happy to have met Wayne and Ed and regret that I won't see them again. Unless, maybe, on the other side.

    Pat

    Pat

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    1. Pat,
      I'm glad you got this working again!
      Ron

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  7. this is a lovely post and you have a lovely smile.

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  8. Ron,

    Commenting here on July 2nd. Haven't seen anything since June 28th. You and Bill off on a second honeymoon for your anniversary?

    Lar

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    1. Hey Lar!
      Thanks for noticing. Time just got away from me. Working two days a week at the busiest time of the year and playing online Scrabble. Also going to physical therapy twice a week is eating into RonTime. I should be back on schedule next week. By the way, I've tried several time to call you on FaceTime but I guess you're out running the trails.
      Ron

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    2. Ron,

      FaceTime doesn't show missed calls anymore. I guess I was just not at the computer when you called.

      Lar

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    3. Lar,
      I'll keep trying. I miss our FaceTime calls. Lots to catch up on!
      Ron

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