Messages from Ed's Beloved Wife Raquel ("Raqui")
From 2019
May 9, 2019
Happy Birthday, Ed! 


Dear Family and Friends,

Death Leaves a Heartache No One can Heal
But Love leaves a Memory No One can Steal!
So here's to the Memories of Ed and Me in Hawaii...
Also the view from our balcony at the Hale Koa Hotel in 2004.

I am also sending as an attachment a poem 
 "I Heard your Voice in the Wind Today"
sent to me by my dear nephews, Daniel and Amy
which carries the feelings I have inside as I remember Ed
and miss him so dearly...

I chose the song " SMILE" composed by Charlie Chaplin in 1936;
John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics in 1954.
as I know Ed wants me to be happy and carry onward
as I continue my journey and SMILE rather than CRY for him.

                            SMILE

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shinning through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, What's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If You Just SMILE.


We will be remembering Ed with a screening of "NEVER SURRENDER: THE ED RAMSEY STORY" on the eve of his birthday, May 8, 2019 at the Laemmele Royal Theater in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, CA at 4:00-6:30 PM. There will be a reception and a Q & A after the showing. Here is the flyer and invitation to the event sponsored by the Collins and Katz YMCA.

All my love and thanks for being such a loving and supportive family,
Raqui

I Heard Your Voice in the Wind Today

I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.

I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.

I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.

I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died...but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.

As long as the sun shines...
the wind blows...
the rain falls
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows.

- Unknown

March 7, 2019
Ed's Sixth Year Anniversary


Dear Family & Friends,

You are Gone but Never far away from me
You remain in my Thoughts and in my Heart.
You are Gone but the orchids bloom for Thee,
all six plants in my home and one from Hawaii
from Mel and Paula Levy.
Just like in your story in "Lt. Ramsey's War"
You saw life amidst the fear of death.

"It was an orchid, depending from a limb just a few feet away
beyond my reach. It was the only living thing amid the desolation
of the place and its petals pulsed seductively in the air;
this vision seemed to restore me."

I look at the orchids daily and I know you are alive,
and ever so close to me;
and my sadness leaves me,
I feel refreshed and ready to face another day without YOU!

Since I saw you in my dreams.
this song from Michael Bublue' fits so well.

         CLOSE YOUR EYES

Close your eyes
Let me tell you the reasons why
Think You're one of a kind
Here's to you
the one that I suppose is true
Do what you got to do
You're one of a kind
Thank God you're mine

You're an Angel dressed in armor
You're the fair in every fight
You're my life and my safe harbor
Where the sun sets every night
And if my love is blind
I don't want to see the light
It's your beauty that betrays you
Your smile gives you away
"Cause you're made of strength an mercy
And my soul is yours to save
And when this much is true
When my world was dark and blue
I know the only one who rescued me was you

Close your eyes
Let me tell you all the reasons why
You're never going to have to cry
Because you're one of a kind
Yeah here's to you
That one that always pulls us through
You always do what you got to do babe
Because you're one of a kind

When your luck was down in me
I know I'm finally free
So I tell you gratefully
Yes You'll be in my heart
is yours to keep

Close your eyes..... refrain
You're the reason why I'm breathing
With a little look my way
You're the reason that I'm feeling
It's finally safe to stay.

We stayed 34 years wonderful years together!
So I send you photos from our special time in those years.
Our New Year's Day in Honolulu at the Army Museum in front of the
painting of the Last Cavalry Charge with curator, Pierre Moulin in 2011,
and the installation of his plaque at the Mount Soledad Memorial
Foundation in La Joya, CA. in 2006. So many Memories...

Thank you for standing by me in those difficult days and today
as I continue my journey in life without him.

Love and prayers,
Raqui
Also, Victor Verano of the PSHS has posted a video of Ed recalling how the last cavalry charge in US history came about.  The video may be viewed here.