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Remembering the Rt. Rev. Ray Price--country
music star and the coolest cat in the alley

Fox News, by Larry Gatlin

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/19/2013 4:04:30 AM

It was 8:15ish am. I was driving home in my pride and joy, a turquoise Morris Minor convertible, from a refinery south of Odessa, Texas, my hometown, after 12 solid hours of the hardest, filthiest, stinkinest, horriblist work on planet Earth-or any other planet for that matter. I pulled into the little, owner-operated "fillin´ station," to get some 39 cents a gallon gasoline. I was filthy. I stunk... stank... whatever. I smelled like the acrid, rock hard, gunk, that I had been sledgehammering off the walls of the stinking, hot, gaseous steel tank, just a few minutes before, deep in the bowels of the


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/19/2013 5:09:01 AM     (No. 9659738)

A fitting tribute to one of the greats by one of the greats.

1964? Good grief, has it been that long?!? Hard to believe.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: judy, 12/19/2013 5:21:55 AM     (No. 9659742)

Thanks Larry, a great story about a great man.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: altoona, 12/19/2013 7:02:01 AM     (No. 9659826)

Really nice to read this and to know that the unflappable Mr. Price was always who he appeared to be. Thanks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jir, 12/19/2013 7:56:17 AM     (No. 9659899)

Thank you so much for posting this lovely, short and sweet story about Mr. Price.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 12/19/2013 9:40:34 AM     (No. 9660061)

Great story Mr. Gatlin. Thanks bunches!

Of course Mr. Gatlin also sells himelf way short - musically as well as physically. In 1968 he was a wide receiver on the Univ of Houston Cougars football team that beat my beloved Tulsa Golden Hurricane 100-6. Most of the TU players had a nasty case of the flu for that game.

Dr. Phil (yes THAT Dr. Phil) was a LB on that TU team as well...

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