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May 26th 2013 new
Best wishes for a future filled with the expected, with laughter and joy. Embrace every day, Ray as a new beginning surrounded with hope and lots of love.

May 26th 2013 new
Congratulations. I am very sad but I think it is wonderful news!
May 26th 2013 new
You are a good man, Ray.
May 26th 2013 new
(quote) Roystan-340472 said: If we peeps all clustered, not in a yellow submarine but in the similarly hued sundrenched hamlet of Catholicmatchville in an alternate universe somewhere, 'Fine Fellow Fleeing!' might be the headline blaring at our bleary eyes at cockcrow in the Daily Match, our local journal of record. For Our Ray is about to wrap his memories in a red and white polka dotted bandanna, tie the bundle to the end of a stick and, like Doc and Sneezy et al, 'hie ho hie ho it's off to work I go', except that it's off to love across hill and dale (oh, ok, and to some new voluntary work as well) to which he's going, whistle whistle whistling while he walks.And may the Good Force be with him, and all his fond hopes be realised.
Roystan -- I can honestly say I haven't seen anyone on CM who can match your style. Your writing is colorful to say the least, and there's nothing here to compare it to. Keep sharing your wisdom with the other members.

Many blessings on your efforts.
May 26th 2013 new
Dear Ray,

Who is going to keep the humor rooms in line now?! You have always been a classy gentlemen in whatever you have posted. Fine, intelligent, funny and grounded. For that and more I am grateful. Thank God you found your lady love and how lucky she is. Keep us posted. And God speed~ I will miss you. Jane sad rose wave hug
May 26th 2013 new
(quote) Ray-566531 said: With a touch of sadness, I am bidding farewell to CM, effective May 30th. I will not be renewing.

During my time here, I have met, dated several fine CM women, and befriended many others. It doesn't get much better than that, except to say I've met a local woman and our relationship has been progressing well -- to the point I'm ready to leave CM as far as the "seeking" aspect is concerned.

What I will miss is participating in the forums -- my favorite CM activity (besides the dating part). We've had fun, along with trying to comfort those who needed comfort, and trying to support those who needed it. During a couple of local gatherings, I was able to meet others in person. Unfortunately, timing prevented me from attending others.

I wish I could say "Adios" personally to each of you who have made my stay here ever so pleasant, but time constraints make that impractical.

Also, some volunteer work has taken on a new direction, and new projects are being started. That will be time consuming, but I'm looking forward to those opportunities.

There's a backlog of messages to answer, along with messages to those who viewed my profile. I'm hoping to respond to all of them, time permitting. My apologies if this doesn't get finished.

To those who are seeking, look for the opportunities that are before you. Reading profiles is fine, but people are so much more than that. If there's even a little spark -- go for it. That's what you came here for. No need to be afraid of dating and it doesn't have to be an elaborate production. Simple basics are all that is needed to start with.

To the men -- treat the ladies with the courtesy and respect they deserve. To the ladies -- please excuse the anxiety attacks that many of the guys suffer before going out with you, and try to look for their real "selves".

For those who are having difficulty connecting with someone, use the time wisely. The needs of any community are great; there is always room for more volunteers.

I will keep all of you in my prayers -- that you remain healthy and find what you are truly seeking.

I will treasure the memories of the CM experience and the great people I've come across along the way. But for now, it's time to bid thee farewell......

wave Well Ray I wish you & Your new relationship; The Best! And Thank You! For takin your time in the Forums& posting very enjoyable & giving us Good advice to all of us (when you did post them) We will miss yourwisdom! Take care Bro; CM will NOT be the Same without You! Take care of one another Mike "Peace"!!
May 27th 2013 new
Dear Ray,
Your sage advice will be missed around here, but you are leaving for the best of reasons! I congratulate you and wish you all the best. You have been unwavering in your support for single moms, widows and widowers and I'm pretty sure you were the first person to welcome me here. You set the tone for a welcoming place to grow and learn. Thank you for that.
Take good care,

May 27th 2013 new
Ray, Thanks for all the sharing of your wisdom and thoughts on CM. I have always looked forward to your posts and have had an appreciation for the manner in which you express yourself, particularly with your respectful nature for others. I truly wish you and your lady friend the best! Blessings to you both!
May 27th 2013 new
Congratulations and best wishes to you, Ray.
May 28th 2013 new
(quote) Dave-146273 said: Ray your wisdom and experience will be missed here. Sounds like you have a lot of exciting adventures ahead of you and i wish you the best in all of them. Take care and God bless.
Thanks, Dave. I certainly am looking forward to the new volunteer projects. They involve working with homeless people -- one of my passions.

I will certainly miss CM, especially the forums. I've learned a lot from others, and am amazed at the wisdom people have shown on this site.

Hope the other members aren't too rough on you, Dave..... wink
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