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Raymond M Hernandez

Profile Updated: April 7, 2018
Raymond M Hernandez
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bakersfield, CA USA
Occupation
Retired
Children
Scott born 1977
Anthony born 1974
Military Service
Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion

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Feb 02, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Hi Jim.
I’ve been pretty busy these past nine years caring for my parents. Not much time to respond to comments but I do enjoy reading them and all the interactions that come with them.
2020 was a bad year for so many and a really bad one for me. My mom passed on July 31, 2020 and dad followed her two months later. They were 95 and 94. These past four months have been tough going through a house my folks lived in for sixty years.
I’ve been busy getting things ready to sell.
As much as I miss them both I have enjoyed reliving my life And my brothers and sisters lives, through everything my mom kept. From original birth certificates, to school photos, Golden Lions team picture, to letters exchanged when I was overseas. It took me a month just going through her desk. I always told her, her desk was so cluttered with stuff. She would just give me that mother’s look.
The one thing I did find in my moms stuff was a prayer book. In it she listed every brother, son, nephew, cousin, friend that was ever in the service. Of all the ones I found there was one that stood out. Carl People’s. I remember telling her that I had seen him in Taiwan. But I never thought she would remember. Funny the things a mother saves.
I remember thinking how lucky I was to have mom make it into her 90’s. I was doubly blessed when dad turned 90. I felt I was with rare company because I had both, so many had only one or none.
Now in such a short time I’ve joined so many with none.
But I’m grateful for my time with them and even more grateful for my mother’s cluttered desk.
Let’s hope 2021 is a better year and we can all get back to some sense of normal.

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Apr 15, 2018 at 5:33 PM

 Sad to hear about Carl.   When I think of Carl I always remember his real deep laugh. 

 
In the summer of 1971, I was stationed  at USAFB, CCK, Taiwan, ROC. I was in a theater, in the city of Taichung.  I heard that deep laugh and yelled out “is that you Carl?”  There he was, three rows in front of me.  We talked  about where we had been those three years, since graduation.   I remember Carl saying,  “how funny it was to end up in the same theater, thousands of miles from home.”That was the last time I saw him. 
 
God bless you Carl
 
 

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Apr 15, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Charles Del Re was one of the first guys  I met when I came to Bakersfield in 1962. He was an avid Dodger fan and I was a Yankee fan. We still went on to become life long friends. I still think of him often.

 
He did convince me to cheer for the Dodgers