I can’t help think, “Who decides these things?”

The last time I saw Raymond was at Garden Crest in the dining room. Sitting down next to him I said, “Hi, Raymond, how are you doing?” He looked at me and a broad smile of recognition crossed his face. He grabbed the hand I was holding out to him and with a firm grip squeezed it. I often wonder if he really recognized me. 

Life is not fair. Here is a guy at the prime of his life. His mind filled with legal knowledge he will never use. A wonderful wife (Judy). Great kids from a previous marriage.

Raymond died recently.

Death of a loved one is often a good thing. Judy loved Raymond. She devoted her life to him. She loved him with a deep passion. They spent the early years of their marriage traveling extensively.

Like me, she will have many memories.

August 24, 2020

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on Amazon.com and other book seller sites.