Friends since the third grade. We played ball together. went riding in my beat up car, many times I would sit and have dinner with him and his parents. A great son from great parents. Later years, we helped create our Southernmost APBA league, table top baseball that we enjoyed for about 13 years. I'll always remember the bag of goodies that he would bring to eat while we played. We would joke that Elsa must be inside the bag passing him food, because it seemed that one bag couldn't carry that much.
Raul, as you said when our league broke up, "It was a good run". That's how I feel about your life and our friendship. We had a good run. I love you my friend. I won't say, "Good Bye", just "See you later".