Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ray turns 80, and makes new friends


Last night, a few friends and neighbors gathered at Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A to celebrate the proprietor's 80th birthday. Per tradition, there was entertainment. Given the milestone birthday, organizers decided to up the ante and hire four entertainers... so last night, Miss Bunny Buxom, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Miss Little Motown and Gal Friday took to Ray's for... this...






As we've written before, the annual birthday cheer is always a boost to Ray's spirits, a brief break from the 24/7 grind of the store and reminder how much people appreciate him...


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Thanks to Shawn Chittle for the photos. Find more photos (and in color!) from last night at Neighborhoodr.

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Oh, and the cake was from Veniero’s ...

There are more photos on the Ray's Candy Store Facebook page... like this one...


For previous birthday celebration photos, you can visit Bob Arihood's Neither More Nor Less for 2010 ... and 2009...

21 comments:

vzabuser said...

Remind me to turn 80 soon..thanks..

Anonymous said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyy! Happy Birthday Ray!!!:D

Anonymous said...

yum yum yum!

randall said...

Nice. Should I make it to 80, I hope I get some tig old bittes in my face too. Happy Birthday Ray!!!

Eden Bee said...

I will have some video up later on tonight..was fun!

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

This brought a huge smile to my face. Happy Birthday!

DrBOP said...

Brings new meaning to the phrase "Four score".


Happy Happy Ray.....here's to MANY more!

Anonymous said...

You just gotta love a girl whose nickname is Boobs!

Marty Wombacher said...

Happy birthday, Ray! Great photos! HooRAY!

editrrix said...

Happy Birthday Ray! Great photos, Shawn. Really captured the moment.

Anonymous said...

Is that sanitary? y,know. for the ice cream machine?

Anonymous said...

yay, ray, glad you had a splash and w/pretty ladies galore :)

i met him back in the mid-'80s and he hasn't changed. best coffee in the ev too :)

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaayyy!!! happy birthday, ray!!!

Goggla said...

Happy Birthday, Ray!

glamma said...

Ray is the MAN.
What a mack.
Happy 80th Ray.
You are the greatest!

Scooby said...

Happy Birthday, Ray - great way to celebrate! Wish I wasn't working - I would have come by (for you - not the girls). See you soon!! And thanx for being who you are!

Big Gay Ice Cream Man said...

Ray's looking sharp! Happy birthday to him, and may he enjoy many more boobs for years to come.

dmbream said...

Eden, can't wait to see the video!

EV Grieve said...

@ Eden & dmbream

"Ray's Gone Wild."

Eden Bee said...

Haha. they are up now at Slumgoddess.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ray- spending it like a champ with all those lovely ladies! You are an EV Treasure and we love you and what your awesome store is all about. Here's to many more good times ahead!