SHARING A STORY   During a book-signing event this past Saturday, Ronnie Ray reads a brief story from his book, “Man in the Mirror.” Among those listening are Sandra Adams, Larry Duyck, Javier Reyes, Jeanette Parrish and Jennifer Brackeen.   (LPR photo)
SHARING A STORY During a book-signing event this past Saturday, Ronnie Ray reads a brief story from his book, “Man in the Mirror.” Among those listening are Sandra Adams, Larry Duyck, Javier Reyes, Jeanette Parrish and Jennifer Brackeen. (LPR photo)

    People were waiting to buy a copy of Ronnie Ray’s book, “The Man in the Mirror” as soon as he sat down at a table for a book-signing event this past Saturday at the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce.
    The 96-page soft-cover book  features numerous short stories  detailing Ray’s life and sharing recollections from various incidents he has been involved in through the years.
    Raised on a farm southwest of Lamesa, Ray worked in various government positions, sold insurance, had a career as a Lamesa firefighter and arson investigator, was a reserve deputy for the sheriff’s office and served as Dawson County Constable.
    Incidents from all of those activities are included in the book.
    “When I write something I try to tell a true story and give it a humorous touch,” Ray said.
    Ray also draws on his own creativity for some of his stories. He read aloud one of his favorites, titled “Garden of Eden - Redneck Version.”
    Ray previously has shared some of the stories in the book through columns he has written for the Lamesa Press-Reporter.
    He already is working on a second book, which he has titled, “Come and Take It.”

 

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