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Offline Freud

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #195 on: March 19, 2015, 01:41:23 PM »
Pork Pie contributed so much with his pictures and design for the Salt Talks shirt

that recognized Ray.

Between Pork Pie and I we will keep him in memory.

My tears would go a long way to eliminating the drought in California.

Believe me.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #196 on: August 01, 2015, 10:14:49 PM »
With the whining I read, on this and other posts, about suffering because there have been

no events on the Salt this year I figure it's about time to stuff a rag in the mouth of those

who are so deprived. For the ones that have not as yet even been there and are feeling sorry

for them selves just read the posts about Ray Therat. For the ones that have been there and

knew Ray just compare your status to Ray's. You are all above the ground and that is a more

desirable situation than Ray's.  But even in his absence he has provided this marvelous sunset

for all of us to enjoy.  Just stifle and enjoy what he contributes without even being with us.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #197 on: August 01, 2015, 10:56:24 PM »
Thanks Freud for putting things in perspective. Ray gave his all for lsr. The rest of us are so lucky!

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #198 on: August 02, 2015, 07:02:18 AM »
That's why you're the Dr.

 :cheers:
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #199 on: August 02, 2015, 08:42:49 AM »
+++++++  :cheers:
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #200 on: August 02, 2015, 10:16:28 AM »
We all miss Ray...  the Doc's comments help us all find perspective... Just so Y'all know...  FeRd has been scheduled to race during the last 3 cancellations... he ain't getting to race, but he still has the handle on what things are and aren't the most important in his life.
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #201 on: August 03, 2015, 12:37:49 PM »
  Stainless, That's what every Land Speed Racer aspires to do... become one with the Salt Flats.  And YES, Ray was a Racer, Ace Photographer, Friend to all He met, Lover of Life, Proud Recovering Alcoholic (That's because their are NO ex Alcoholics, only active or recovering) who walked the walk, knew His time on this Earth was short and made the most of what He was given.  I was proud to give Him a big hug the week before He passed and the words of encouragement He offered helped Me to stay on focus with my own Recovery.
  God Bless You Ray, I am going to tip a glass of water in Your Honor!  I hope You took your "Shot from Cannon's" camera with you.........
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #202 on: September 21, 2015, 12:02:24 PM »
Sept 22nd is Therat's birthday.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #203 on: September 22, 2015, 11:55:45 AM »
He has been on my mind lately,,,,,, miss the man alot ! 
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #204 on: September 22, 2015, 02:41:58 PM »
Well today is the calendar day for the Rat's birthday.

He's been gone more than a year but that doesn't even

dim the memories I have of him.  I hope he hasn't slipped

from the memories of this group. He was one of us and paid

his dues in short order after his first trip to the Salt. In fact

his physical presence was more with his Bonneville family

than was it with his blood relatives. That came from his

dedication to the racing group.

Even if it's just a HBD post.......Show him respect.

Happy Birthday, Ray Therat.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #205 on: September 22, 2015, 02:48:55 PM »
Ray, the salt may heal but it won't be the same without you.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #206 on: September 22, 2015, 03:13:38 PM »
Bill, You sure hit the nail squarely on the head.

THANKS,

FREUD
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #207 on: September 22, 2015, 03:34:38 PM »
Happy Birthday Ray.

Thanks Freud.

God Bless you.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #208 on: September 22, 2015, 05:26:54 PM »
Ray was an inspiration, he will live on with his great photos :cheers:
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #209 on: September 22, 2015, 05:48:10 PM »
I don't do birthdays -- even for my friend Freud.

But a once-a-year remembrance of Ray tugs my emotions.  And I do think of him more often than that.  I looked forward to seeing him at least twice a year.  I still miss his kindness and graciousness.  And his more than generous help with my chores.
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Celebrating 67th anniversary of racing on the salt.