Wrayalien, beyond Earthly bounds
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:35 PM
Ray was a crazy, loving, generous man who loved sci-fi, absinthe, off-the-hook music and everything life had to offer. My favorite quotes from Ray are, "Get 'er done!" and "Aimlessly, meandering dumbassity!".
I raise my glass in toast to a true friend. He is missed.
War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:39 PM
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight"
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:42 PM
To Wray: Thanks for all the smiles, Man.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:42 PM
I'm stunned. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you, and to all of Ray's family and friends.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:49 PM
I had drinks with him last night on the back porch. Tough night.
Tonight, I'll be honored to raise a glass or three with you.
We got to know Ray while he went to school in OKC. He was here quite often and was here with me when I was going through a health issue of my own.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:51 PM
A toast to Ray.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:51 PM
Here's to Ray
But as we decay we feed the world of the living: plants and bugs and bacteria".
~ Dr. B. Bass (forensic anthropologist)
Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:57 PM
"Term of all that liveth, whose name is inscrutable, be favourable unto us in thine hour."
Here's to you Wray:
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:35 PM
Hugs to you, Molly.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:52 AM
I always looked forward to his posts. Maybe he can post just once more, and let us know if there's absinthe in Heaven.
"Good is the only investment that never fails." Thoreau.
"Don't you push me baby cause I'm holdin' low / and you know I'm only in it for the gold" Grateful Dead
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:41 AM
Big hugs from us all here, Molly.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:46 AM
Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:55 AM
When the mighty oak fell a tremor passed
through all the rivers of the west.
The tired salmon felt it.
A rare distant voice
entered the summer twilight
while stars danced in the sky.
Hissy and I have you and all who loved Ray in our prayers.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:13 AM
Ray was a true oner, and I'll sorely miss his wonderful, and offbeat perspective, and sense of humor.
Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on
an absinthe a beer bender.
You got a problem with that?
Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:49 AM
My condolences Molly.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:16 AM
they aren't good for much, but they make you smile when you push them down the stairs.
Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:41 PM
Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:07 PM
. ......".Barkeeper!...Marteau!!...and fresh horses for my men!...."
Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:23 PM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:49 AM
they learned all your secrets and made up your mind for you
although they were unkind to you
all the green children pine for you.
-- Winterpills, "a benediction"
Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:12 PM
To all affected, you have my heartstrings this eve.
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
-The Waste Land
“…and it’s appropriate to serve them, as long as you serve them appropriately.”
Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:33 PM
I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. I lost my mom to cancer in 81, and understand to some degree the toll it takes.
Please pass on my regards and condolences to his family, and know what he and his family/friends are in our prayers.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:46 PM
Ray was a friend.
Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me...
Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:48 PM
A real sweet and good natured guy.
Rest in Peace, my friend.
But today I would die for anyone - C Stiles, "Stupid Café"
Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:45 PM
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." -- Philip K. Dick
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart." -- ee cummings
Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:25 AM
Ray, I wish you the best in wherever your utopian travels take you.
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