No apologies for that, as I can almost guarantee you what he would have said if someone offered their opinion on the matter.
He smoked his whole life from about age 9. He drank heavily except for about a decade and half, which was from when I was born until I became a teenager. But before that time he was hell on wheels and after that time he became legendary around Smithwick and beyond.
Cecil Lewis lived his life throwing caution to the wind. He didn’t spend a lot of his time contemplating his next move. He just got a thought in his head and moved on with it. Much of the time it worked out, because he had an abundance of common sense. But there were times when things failed to go as planned.
I’m telling you all this because I have lived by an adage “I somehow need to at live longer than my Dad did”. I often have thought about that, but with my mind not being very clear during the past couple of years, due to Covid-19 and the after effects of that, I let that day slip past without recognizing it. May 4, 2022 was that magic date.
I’ll have to admit that I don’t mind borrowing a few more days and then live them to the fullest. It just ain’t that time yet. But when the time comes, I’ll face it head on and be proud for the days and times I’ve had.