We lived in the Cedar Hills area of Jacksonville, Florida. We lived behind the Cedar Hills Shopping Center. We were great friends, lived next door to each other. We played basketball and baseball. Ronnie had more talent. He was one grade above me. He joined the Army and went to Vietnam. I joined the Navy and went to the Mediterranean Sea. Ronnie came back different than he left. I came back a little older is all. He fought hard to fit it. I lived the American dream.
Ronnie died over there and came home and he died again recently. He was homeless often. He was my friend and I miss him.