Sunday, March 18, 2007

Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones

There are people in this country who have probably never heard of Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones.

This Dallas Morning News article doesn't mention that thirty years ago Ray met a pair of little girls on a Dallas bus and scolded them for riding alone downtown. The girls wanted to get money from their mother to go to the State Fair. It doesn't mention how Ray went to visit the girls' mother on Ackard Street in the advertising department at Sanger Harris to make sure the girls arrived safely but told the girls he was there to water the plants. Nor does it mention how Ray watered the office plants from the spigot in his hat, shined a few shoes, and went on his way.

Around here, Ray will be missed.

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