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Thanks for the memories

Ray’s Daily

December 4, 2017


No road is long with good company.

Turkish Proverb


As you probably know when you are over 80 years old there is hardly a week that goes by that another friend, acquaintance or family member passes away. The chairs keep emptying, being replaced by memories of days past.

This hit home again when last Friday the front page of our Indianapolis newspaper announced the death of Andre Lacy in a motorcycle accident while touring in Botswana. Andre was one of our cities most respected business and civic leaders. He also was one of our most generous philanthropists.

Andre and I first met while we participated in our cities first civic leadership program 40 years ago. I became friends with his mother, also one of our cities most renowned citizens and Andre. He went on to make a name for himself through the development of his company and the offering of his time and talent to many organizations and institutions.

Andre was 4 years younger that I am and even though he was one of the most active folks in town he still took time every once in awhile for us to have a catch up meal. I owe a lot to his family and I mourn his passing.

The newspaper that day also reported the passing of actor, singer Jim Neighbors. A number of years ago Neighbors and I were seatmates on a Flight to St Louis and discovered that we had mutual friends that were associated with the Indianapolis 500 motor car race. He spent most of the time talking about his home in Hawaii and his showbusiness friends. I was grateful for his warmth and friendliness, he was one of the good guys.

My old friend Vince Ahart sent me the following that I thought I should share with you.

Six Undeniable Facts of Life

  1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price.
  2. Wise words: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food”
  3. The one who loves you will never leave you because, even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.
  4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human Only a few folks really understand that.
  5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to manage!
  6. If you just want to walk fast, walk alone; but, if you want to walk far, walk together!


Six Best Doctors in the World





Self Confidence



You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

A.A. Milne,


She said:

  1. 99% of men give bad reputation to the rest.

How can a woman find out what life’s like without a man around? Get married.


A meeting is a place where people get together to talk about what they should be doing.


A stockbroker was cold calling about a penny stock and found a taker. “I think this one will really move,” said the broker, “and it’s only $1 a share.”

“Buy me 1000 shares,” said the client.

The next day the stock was at $2.  The client called the broker and said, “You were right, give me 5000 more shares.”

The next day the client looked in the paper and the stock was at $4.

The client ran to the phone and called the broker, “Get me 10,000 more shares,” said the client.

“Great!” said the broker.

The next day the client looked in the paper and the stock was at $9.

Seeing what a great profit he had in just a few days, the client ran to the phone and told the broker, “Sell all my shares!”

The broker said, “To whom?  You were the only one buying that stock.”


SCDM: Same Crud; Different Millennium!


A foursome of senior golfers hit the course with waning enthusiasm for the sport.  “These hills are getting steeper as the years go by” on complained.

“These fairways seem to be getting longer, too” said one of the others.  “The sand traps seem to be bigger than I remember them, too” said the third senior.

After hearing enough from his senior buddies, the oldest, and the wisest of the four of them at 87 years old, piped up and said, “Just be thankful we’re still on the right side of the grass!”


If it’s stupid and works, then it ain’t stupid


I like dogs.  I do.  But they’re not that bright, really.  Let’s examine the dog mind: Every time you come home, he thinks it’s amazing.  He can’t believe that you’ve accomplished this again.  You walk in the door.  The joy of it almost kills him.  “He’s back again!  It’s that guy!  It’s that guy!”

Jerry Seinfeld


A three-year-old went with his dad to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother there were 2 boy kittens & 2 girl kittens.

“How did you know?” his mother asked.

“Daddy picked them up and looked underneath,” he replied, “I think it’s printed on the bottom.”


“I have what no millionaire has – no money!”
Milton Berle


A jealous husband hired a private detective to check on the movements of his wife. The husband wanted more than a written report; he wanted video of his wife’s activities.

A week later, the detective returned with a video. They sat down together to watch it. Although the quality was less than professional, the man saw his wife meeting another man! He saw the two of them laughing in the park. He saw them enjoying themselves at an outdoor cafe. He saw them dancing in a dimly lit nightclub. He saw the man and his wife participate in a dozen activities with utter glee.

“I just can’t believe this,” the distraught husband said.

The detective said, “What’s not to believe? It’s right up there on the screen!”

The husband replied, “I can’t believe that my wife could be so much fun!”


Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage.

Doe Zantamata


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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Comments on: "Thanks for the memories" (1)

  1. i’m sorry for the loss of your friend, he sounds like an amazing man

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