Ray Franz Tribute

by besty 49 Replies latest jw friends

  • Mary

    Very well done. I was surprised when I first heard that Ray didn't want a Memorial service, but I see that that is fitting with his wish that he not be 'set up on a pedestal', as so many others do.

    One thing I wanted to suggest is this: is there any way we could send a card to his wife Cynthia?

  • HappyOutsideTheBox

    A lovely tribute Paul.


  • nancy drew
    nancy drew


    out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole

    I think whatever Gods may be, for my unconquerable soul

    In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced or cried aloud

    under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody, but unboun

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears, looms but the horror of the shade

    and yet the menace of the years finds , and shall find, me unafraid

    It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll

    I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul

    William Ernest Henley

  • Mall Cop
    Mall Cop

    Concise and to the point as Ray would of liked it. Thanks Randy

  • Scarred for life
    Scarred for life

    Very well written. I should have known AllTimeJeff wrote it. Jeff, you need to write a book yourself. Seriously.

  • JustHuman14

    Well done,

  • Twitch

    Nice work

    RIP Ray

    One person can make a diff.

  • Juan Viejo2
    Juan Viejo2

    Beautiful. I wanted to share it with our readers, so I sent a link your way, Jeff and Randy...

  • Dogpatch

    Thanks all of you. Saturday we should have several of our resident bloggers with something to say about what Ray meant to them, so check out Freeminds.org on Saturday!


  • Leolaia

    Well done.

    Sums up how most of us feel about his character and his life work. He has helped so many people, and his first step was to be true to himself and his beliefs. There's a lesson for us all in that.

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