First of all, thank you for being here. The love and support from family and friends is the thing that’s keeping us going during this unimaginably horrible time.
Beautiful. A blessing. Amazing! Visits. Calls. E-mail. Facebook: Facebook has been great!
So let’s talk about Ray, my youngest child. My baby. My little boy.
A charming Pachter? Is that an oxymoron? Darlene is very charming of course and Sarah is a pageant queen. Ben and I have a somewhat more casual relationship with charm and tact, though we do try.
Ray was named for my paternal grandfather, Ralph: Raphael Ralph Pachter. RRP. Ray is Raymond Raphael Pachter. RRP. Boy, those two together, had they known each other, would have been dangerous. Two peas in a pod, as Darlene likes to say. RRP times two.
I know. Shoulda woulda coulda but if he felt the love from us maybe it would have kept him from the people who didn’t value him for who he was, and might have helped him make better choices.