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Offline fordboy628

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2014, 09:11:34 AM »
Although we never met in person, I had a few phone conversations with Ray.   His helpful nature, his enthusiasm, and his love of autos and racing, came though loud and clear.

Ray I hardly knew you  . . . . . and I am much the poorer for it . . . . .

God speed Ray, and Rest in Peace.
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2014, 09:14:25 AM »
I never met Ray in person. Just missed him on the flats and the GNRS. But through his photos I felt I knew him well! We'll miss your good eye for the shot, Ray!
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2014, 09:25:04 AM »
Ray would often come to the USFRA monthly meetings. It was always nice to see him. A true artisan behind a camera.
His work with the Target 550 car gave us all the opportunity to enjoy his skill.  May he rest in peace.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2014, 09:30:04 AM »
Holly $hit, that's a shocker! He was a real character who had a passion for showing us our world through his eyes & was so good at it. I'm so glad he got to run the salt before he moved on. I shed a tear for you my friend. :cry:
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014, 10:03:20 AM »
Ray was a good friend. I will miss him and our conversations on the salt, the phone calls we often had. I have  few of his pictures that I will always think of him when I look at his work. He loved what he did and the quality of his work is awesome. the photo history of Marlo's project 550 has kept our interest over the years. Rest in Peace and God speed my friend. :-(
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 10:08:24 AM »
     I'm shocked by the sad news but in retrospect probably shouldn't be.  I always had the gut feeling when he should have been running at 80% for his own good he was going 120% to keep the scattered LSR family all in the loop.  I had wanted to personally thank him for all he was doing on my last trip to the salt in '08 but couldn't ever quite catch up with him to do so.  Did meet him driving "the 'Burb" in traffic down the ramp in the parking area of the Nugget as I was walking up, gave him a thumb's up and he returned a wave.

     May you have a peaceful rest Ray, you have earned it many times over.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2014, 10:09:27 AM »
My wife and I met Ray the first time we went to the Salt in '07, every year after that we camped together or near each other above the Bend in the Road.  He was an inspiration to me as I was fighting an alcohol abuse problem.  From the day I met Ray, until now, he has been my guide to getting sober.  I will love, and miss you dearly my friend.  I will carry on my battle with you as my mentor still !   rest in Peace Brother Rat !
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2014, 10:15:40 AM »
This is terrible news. Joanie and I spent last Saturday (just a week ago?) afternoon with Ray, Freud and a couple of others at the Shilo Inn. I have known Ray for several years and admired his work and passion for LSR. We were aware of his health issues but he assured us that he was recovering. He and I had spoken of the demons in his life that he had to fight.

Joanie and I send our prayers to his family and friends,

God Speed Sir

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2014, 10:17:18 AM »
I'm very sorry to hear this, my condolences to his family. RIP Ray Therat.


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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2014, 10:30:28 AM »
Sad news indeed. Just one of those reminders for me that at times I need to quit being so shy and reserved. I saw Ray last year at the Salt Talks as he was talking to Sparky but I didnt have the nerve to introduce myself. Thought there would be another time. Godspeed Ray

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2014, 10:37:02 AM »
God speed Ray and thank you!
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 10:48:47 AM »
 :-(  :-(  :-(  :-(

So sad to hear this news.

Rest in Peace Ray!
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2014, 11:05:57 AM »
this for you, my friend
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