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Big Bird

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5/6/2013 2:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/20/2013 8:00 AM

Don't worry folks...

I was just down at the Bike Trip in Santa Cruz doing a test build for a potential job there, when someone said that they just read in the local paper that Ray George and his brother were killed in a canoe accident yesterday. We were all dumbstruck and talking about what a great guy he was with so much potential and how we'd just seen him yesterday and so on. Then Ray called to let us know that rumors of his death had been greatly exaggerated. It turns out that there was someone else in Santa Cruz with the same two first names for a name. Who'd of thought. Sorry to the family of the other Ray. But I'm glad that we still have ours.

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5/6/2013 8:48 PM

Dude, made me gasp reading those first few sentences!

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5/6/2013 9:29 PM

F...glad to hear it's a false alarm for our Ray

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5/8/2013 10:28 AM

I just found the Sentinel article, and the victims name wasn't even Ray George. It's crazy how fast rumors start and spread.

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5/20/2013 7:48 AM

you scared me SO bad

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5/20/2013 7:59 AM

Siderealwall2 wrote:

you scared me SO bad

Sorry, that was never my intention. I'll make a small edit.