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#1 MMarking


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:35 PM

I am so sad to inform you that my dear friend and fellow Wormwood Society member Wrayalien has passed away. Ray, as he was known to us Earthlings, fought the brave battle against cancer but ultimately his physical body gave in.

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.
Good friends are the family you wish you had been born into.

War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:39 PM

I am so sorry to hear that, Molly. He will truly be missed! I'll raise a glass with you!

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:42 PM

All the best wishes, Molly.

To Wray: :cheers: Thanks for all the smiles, Man.


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:42 PM

Oh, Molly.

I'm stunned. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you, and to all of Ray's family and friends. :heart:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:49 PM

Condolences Molly.

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.

To Ray :cheers:
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:51 PM

You are a good soul and I am sorry for your loss.
A toast to Ray. :cheers:
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:51 PM

Condolences to you Molly. You were a wonderful and generous friend to him and he couldn't have been more blessed to have you by his side during his illness. Much strength to you.

Here's to Ray :cheers:
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:57 PM

Wray was weird, odd, funny, quirky, and easily one of the sweetest, most generous, and thoughtful people it's been my pleasure to meet and my sadness to say farewell to. Molly, I'm deeply sorry for your loss and grateful that you looked after him so well.

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Here's to you Wray:


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:18 PM

Oh no. That's horrible. I'm sorry, Molly.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:35 PM

I raise a glass in his honor. I wish I could have gotten to know him, myself.

Hugs to you, Molly.
Some people are like slinkies....not really useful for anything, but you can't help but to smile when you see them tumbling down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:24 PM

Sincere condolences from the other side of Atlantic.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:38 AM

I wrays a glass as well. :cheers:

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:52 AM

I'm sorry to hear that Molly. My condolences.

I always looked forward to his posts. Maybe he can post just once more, and let us know if there's absinthe in Heaven.
:cheers: :drunk:

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:41 AM

To Wray. :cheers:

Big hugs from us all here, Molly.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:46 AM

Our hearts go out you and to all of Wray's loved ones.

Santé. :cheers:
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:55 AM

I was stunned when I heard this my only response is tears.

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entered the summer twilight
while stars danced in the sky.


Hissy and I have you and all who loved Ray in our prayers.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:13 AM

My deepest sympathies, Molly, I was so numb after reading your sad news last night that I couldn't even respond

Ray was a true oner, and I'll sorely miss his wonderful, and offbeat perspective, and sense of humor.

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:49 AM

God speed to you Ray. :cheers:

My condolences Molly.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:16 AM

I am so very sorry, Molly. Still at a loss for proper words.
Some people are like slinkies...
they aren't good for much, but they make you smile when you push them down the stairs.

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:41 PM

Wray was such a sweetie. May his cup overfloweth and may his spirit rest among friends. :cheers:
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:07 PM

:unsure: :no: :3869-sadbanana: So Very Sad news ...from all of us a toast to Wray! :drunk:
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:23 PM

My prayers are with you.
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:49 AM

Aww, that's really heartbreaking news. My condolences go out to you and his family.
all the green children pine for you
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.
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:12 PM

Yes, such sad news. From the other side of the world; I am sorry to hear. I will instruct my sorrows to be proud.

To all affected, you have my heartstrings this eve.
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Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
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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.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:22 PM

Gonna miss ya Ray.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:46 PM

I'm sorry, Molly.

Ray was a friend.
Leave it to me as I find a way to be,
Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me...

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:48 PM

I am very saddened to hear of Rays passing.
A real sweet and good natured guy.

Rest in Peace, my friend.
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:45 PM

It saddens me to hear of Wrays passing, and my condolences go out to his family.
I start to feel like I am in an existentialist play written by a person with multiple personality disorder...

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:25 AM

My condolences to all friends and family.
Ray, I wish you the best in wherever your utopian travels take you. :cheers:
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