Today is birthday of crash victim
I have often wanted to respond to certain articles or comments in “In Your View” letters, but I never did. There is such a tremendous divide in this country about religion, morality, financial status, war and politics it is truly sad to see. The Bible tella us in the book of Revelation these things will happen, so we need to be prepared.
This past year something happened in our family’s life you can’t be prepared for. Easter Sunday, April 8, our son, my stepson, disappeared. He was missing for four days before he was found. He was the victim of a tragic motorcycle accident.
He was on his way home on Sunday evening when a deer jumped into him, causing him to wreck. It is as painful today as the day he was found. It is very difficult to see the pain and sadness in the eyes of my wife and daughter and other family members. There is such an emptiness or void that will never be filled.
Every day he is thought of with love and many happy memories. I write this letter because today, Dec. 11, Buck would have been 40 years old. Today he is celebrating his birthday in a better place with his Lord and Savior and his grandparents who had passed away before him. He had a multitude of friends and some very loyal friends I might say, who have helped us out tremendously throughout the year. We are all very thankful and lucky to have had him in our lives for the time we did.
So today, we say happy birthday, James Buckley Davis. We love and miss him.
Mark Rice, Ashland
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Today is birthday of crash victim
By a thread
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Along the river
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'Waited too long'
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Enact HB 3
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State officials cease efforts to stop advance of ash borer
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Demise of apparel industry in Kentucky continues
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None on ballot
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