The fraternity of fly fishers
And Flyanglers like you!
I know that you won't get to read this as you have left us now to dwell in the house of our heavenly father. I pray for your soul, for your wife and that you are resting comfortably in the arms of the Lord. I was and still am so very honored that you accepted me as a friend.
I remember when you and I first announced our thyroid troubles, Ray. I told you the same thing that my doctors had told me about thyroid cancer that it is the most curable form and usually not fatal. Ray, I humbly ask your forgiveness for assuming your disease was not going to be fatal. I do so hope that some day you and I will share a chance to wet some lines together in Paradise.
Rest In Peace dear friend. Godspeed.
Eric "nighthawk" Bridges
I just figured out how to do the 'visitor message' thing Gray...i'm really hoping you beat this thing...hoping too that you have a great float on the Walla Walla Tuesday or Wednesday the 23rd or 24th of November 2010 ... i hope somehow that you'll be fine and that you'll come down to Winchester and stay with me a few days and we'll flyfish the North Umpqua. Know that you're in my thoughts and know too that i'll definately fly fish the Walla Walla and even though i won't get the chance to fish it with you when you go there soon, i'll be fishing it with you when i eventually do.