He is 50 years old today: My son Ron will mark a half century tomorrow, Sept. 7th.
When Ron was a tiny tot, he was a cute curly headed boy born with determination. He had a machine gun laugh, and a creative mind from his earliest years.
He could get excited about something and wouldn’t stop until he got what he was after. I saw him save all his money for a bike and then, as a school aged boy, ride in a long bike ride into territory he’d never been in before; by himself. He researched the bike ride and I took him where the ride began the night before, miles away from home. He slept on the city’s library grounds until it was time to wake up and ride.
Ron also wanted to play the drums, and when it came time for the purchase of a drum set, at age nine, he researched the kind he wanted and we somehow, found the money for it. He took his high hat down the train tracks to a hotel where he jammed with the adult musicians. He was a pre-teen at this time.
The point is, Ron has had tenacity from his early years and it has never stopped.
He often surprises me, but then I realize, that’s just him. He inspires me and makes me want to find the same determination to do the activities that are important to me.
He needs all of our love and attention. I love you Ronald Revere Crocker. You make me proud.