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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2014, 09:51:18 PM »
I am so sorry to hear this.  I had only just met him through you, Freud, at the GNRS, but I could immediately tell he was so much more than a friend. Thank you for introducing me.  I could see he had a great time working his magic with his camera in hand.  Thank you, RtR, though we just met, I won't forget.  All my condolences to his family and many, many friends... 

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2014, 11:05:01 PM »
RIP Ray, I met him briefly in 2011
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2014, 11:54:01 PM »
Ruth and I had know Ray for some years and I'm glad we got to see him this past summer after missing a year.  Just wish now we would of spent more time with him.

The salt will be a lonelier place now without him. I can't imagine going in the future and not thinking about him.  He gave a tremendous amount to this community,

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2014, 01:41:17 AM »
He gave a tremendous amount to this community,

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #64 on: March 01, 2014, 02:17:59 AM »
A few quick shots of Ray at Bonneville.


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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2014, 02:41:38 AM »
Very sad, I met Ray last year at the salt, a real enthusiast and a great photographer.

A real loss to the Landracing community......

Our thoughts are with you from across the world...

RIP Ray......

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2014, 10:56:05 AM »
Ray was a great guy and a real asset to the landracing community.  I am so glad that I got to see him at the NW Reunion.  He was working hard to cover it with his camera.  God Speed my friend. 

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2014, 11:38:40 AM »
The cause of his death was pneumonia and congestive heart failure

His lungs and heart have been severely taxed for a long time but after

his experience in Death Valley a month ago he has been marginal.

When I explained that to his nurse she looked surprised and said

Death Valley fever. They couldn't relate that diagnosis to him until

I mentioned that trip. It took him 16 hours of struggling after his

tires blew out before he made it to the highway.

He did not suffer. He just couldn't get his breath. He gave me the

diagnosis when we were on our way to the ER. He didn't mention

pneumonia but he did tell me CHF.

He just peacefully went to sleep.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2014, 11:51:49 AM »
Freud,  thank you for the information. But most of all,  thank you for taking good care of him in his last hours.  You are a true friend indeed.

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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2014, 12:12:23 PM »
  Glenn, once again you have shown the rest of us what a person should strive to be, a compassionate thoughtful and caring friend.
  I resisted the urge to call you yesterday and will not call you today either because I know what it is like to be besieged with phone calls after a personal tragedy.
  I just want you to know how much we all appreciate how you have handled this matter (as well as our recent NW Reunion) with dignity, respect and just the plain, basic facts which is really all we need to know.
  Here's one for you Glenn. 
  Take your wife our for a nice dinner and share a nice bottle of wine with her.  You both deserve it.
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2014, 01:37:51 PM »
some views of Ray
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2014, 01:40:50 PM »
some views of Ray
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2014, 01:42:21 PM »
some views of Ray
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2014, 01:43:55 PM »
some views of Ray
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Re: Ray the Rat
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2014, 01:45:27 PM »
some views of Ray
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