80-Year old Ramone lives in a small concrete home with curtains for doors. He invited us in asking his guest to sit on his vanilla colored sofa. He then started to talk about the passing of his wife just two months ago. Tears of sadness mixed with the joys of his memory of her ran down his face as he talked about how she loved to sit and talk with visitors.
Prior to living in the village he calls home today, he lived on a mountain side in the Dominican Republic. He was a farmer by trade and spent years and years in the field. He would then sell plantains, beans and bananas that he harvested to locals.
A woman who was in the home helping him fixed us coffee just like his wife once did in years past. Ramone loved his wife so much and brought out a small photo album with pictures of the two captured by missionaries in LaRepresa. Those photos are his prized possession of his memories.
“Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.