Good morning Fessenden family and friends. I just wanted to take a moment to update you about our World War II Shipmate Ray Boas, as relayed by his son, Steve.
Ray, who turned 93 in April, fell in his home a few months ago. He tried to shrug it off, but eventually ended up going to the emergency room at his local hospital. It's a good thing that he did, because he had blood clots in his legs and his heart was in arrhythmia. Once the docs got him stabilized, he went to a rehabilitation center where he now resides.
Steve advised that his Dad got better physically, but that his short-term memory was affected. He is now resigned that he won't be going back to his home. Ray would love to get cards, letters and phone calls. Steve just asked that, if anyone calls, don't talk to him about getting better and going home or driving. Keep the conversation light and cheerful.
His address is:
12 Conestoga Dr. Apt 8
Lititz, PA 17543
Kathleen and I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a much better new year!