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ray-rock
Ray's smile is as bright as the luster of his rocks.
Dusted by Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, devastated by diabetes for 44 years, hunched by scoliosis and slowed by a stroke that has impaired his speech and his mobility, Ray Ritchey of Monrovia is nevertheless as steady as a rock. The rock analogy fits because the former financial manager and analyst, now 71, is […]
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