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Paul W. Swansen

Brings back lots of memories of growing up in Chicago. Don McNeil's Breakfast Club on WLS. Larry Lujack, Ron Brittan, Ron Riley, Brent Mussberger as the Channel 2 Sports Guy and Bill Curtis as their news anchor. Channel 26 and 32 with their wrestling coverage way befor Vince McMahon got a hold of it.

greg

I fondly remember watching this when I was a kid. Especially the calender with the doors he opened up each day in December and told a little story about each one. Thinking of that reminds me of how my stomach got in knots awaiting Christmas morning and counting down the days with that calender. It sounds corny, but I just loved that. You don't get that for kids now. We'll miss you Ray......

Paul

Hello Ray and how are you today - Cuddly Duddly's opeing line when Ray arrived at his house. Reading the mail with cuddly Duddly was classic. Doing the news with half a Cub hat and half a Sox hat was the first politically correct thing on TV. I wonder how many Cheveston's they went through. Some used to bite him. But overall, he showed you how to make something or draw something - even if his never looked that good - he got you to try. No show even comes close.

George Chioros

Who could forget the annual contest that Ray Raynor would have guessing the amount of jelly beans in the jar, and how every year he would try and carve a turkey on the show usually making a mess. Growing up in Chicago and watching Ray on WGN was a great piece of anyones childhood.

Peter

These are great memories. The December calendar, The half and half cubs and sox hat and the jelly bean jar contest were great. I'd forgotten about those.

Any other favorite memories of the Ray Raynor show?

Luke Flynn

I didn't hear until just now that Ray Raynor had died. It hit my like a rock. I had just written him about a year ago and he sent me a nice note back. What a really, really great guy. He will be sorely missed.

Luke Flynn

I didn't hear until just now that Ray Raynor had died. It hit my like a rock. I had just written him about a year ago and he sent me a nice note back. What a really, really great guy. He will be sorely missed.

Greg

a little late, but who can forget Ray's umbrella hat?? :)

Diane dos Santos

I was sad to see that there were no Cuddly Dudly's on ebay--one of the best memories of my childhood was the Christmas that my dad got us Cuddly Dudly (he was in a cardboard firetruck) and the Kerplunk game (which we played at 2am having opened a few presents early!). I LOVED Ray Raynor and he made getting ready for school something to look forward to--thanks, Ray--I know this is a little late.

Dan Austin

Goodbye, Ray Raynor. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Kevin Martin


How I remember starting each school day watching the Ray Raynor show. On December 24,05 WGN will have a special called Gar {Garfield Goose} and Ray. It will be brocast at 5:00 pm pacific time, if you grew up during the 60's you might want to tape it. Nothing is forever, God bless Ray Raynor.
Kevin Martin

john

Rest in piece Ray, I grew up with your ugly jumpsuits, and notes tied to your chest. But you made me dress for the conditions and you put my art on the air, I love ya bud.

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