Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Friday, January 29, 2016

A MAGIC WORLD OF MICHAEL RAY / in cosmic space and time

+THE VERY FIRST THING+
>i noticed about my brother walker's son michael<
>in the >1960s when he was a small boy was his<
+(MICHAEL RAY >WAS+
+A FRENCH SCHOLAR)+
>devotion to french kings & french history while<
>other children were devoted to popular cartoons<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+THE VERY SECOND THING+
>that >became evident more recently about michael<
>was his >devotion to our ray family art and history<
+(HE COLLECTED & CARED+
+FOR RAY FAMILY WORK)+
>when he treated marianne and i to lunch at "french<
>market bistro" he impressed me w/ his scholarship<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+THE VERY THIRD THING+
>that touched my heart about our nephew michael<
>was that he followed this blog carefully and even<
+(MICHAEL'S >STUDY< OF+
+MY BLOG WAS SPECIAL)+
>shared my blogs w/ his friends even though data<
>covered was not the usual popular subject matter<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >tonight i want to show my appreciation for<
>michael's scholarship, sharing some unique<
+(RAYS LINK W/ RICHARDSON+
+DNA IN >NORTH LOUISIANA)+
>perspectives on our history / h.h. richardson<
>the great architect was linked w/ ray family<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >i am grateful that michael liked my research of<
>st bernard's architectural design effort on gothic<
>cathedrals & churches while >abbot at clairvaux<
+(ROAD NAME  AT DEGRUY+
+CHATEAU = ST. BERNARD)+
>monastery in torient forest >near degruy chateau<
>(this statue of him >holding church model< vital)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                     
 >the nine >original knights templars< all<
>came from the >orient (jerusalem) forest<
+(MAY  SAINT. BERNARD+
+GIVE MICHAEL"LIGHT")+
>and explains the >holy shroud presence<
>at the >leray (charney-vergy) chapel site<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>it is vital that the >last count de gruyere<
>was named michael. >the degruy family<
+(RENNES  LE CHATEAU+
+MICHAEL KNOWS ALL)+
>link to rennes le ch√Ęteau was strong via<
>marguerite dagobert's >degruy marriage<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >may our greatest >new orleans historian with<
>degruy-foucher-de bore DNA, famed charles<
+(MAY CHARLES GAYARRE+
+BE >>MICHAEL'S GUIDE<<)+
>gayarre provide guidance to beloved michael<
>who loved new orleans history so very much<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >like the >dagobert DNA infusion<  at magny<
>fouchard >(degruy chateau)  the famed french<
>historian >san simon DNA was >also infused<
+(MICHAEL'S >FRENCH COURT+
+INTEREST / GRUYERE FOCUS)+
>by >marriage at magny fouchard causing vital<
>french court importance in the degruy chateau<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >in addition to michael's interest in de gruyere<
>castle link to the french court >he had a focus<
+(MICHAEL LOVED CREOLE+
+FRENCH NOLA AMBIENCE)+
>on french creole new orleans vernacular locus<
>architecture like this example i found in 1960e<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >louisiana was of course named after french<
>king louis xiv who the father of the original<
+(MICHAEL'S COURT FOCUS+
+WAS BASED ON  HISTORY)+
>degruy military immigrant was a colonel in<
>the personal versalilles regiment of the king<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >michael's genetic memory strength via degruy<
>DNA was given much synergy via our mother<
+(NOLA MAYOR PITOT+
+W/  >CAVAROC LINK)+
>whose >cavaroc french DNA was also vital as<
>seen in the pitot-cavaroc plantation house focus<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the >most powerful< nola knights templar<
>architectural presence<  >from st. bernard<
+(MICHAEL'S LOVE FOR+
+de GRUY "TEMPLARS")+
>orient forest design history< was >de gruy<
>domed sugar mill />unique in new orleans<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it was at this >napoleon house bar and<
>restaurant in 2012< that i was honored<
+(MICHAEL >WAS AT MY+
+80th BIRTHDAY LUNCH)+
>by michael's presence at my 80th birth<
>day lunch along w/ many of our family<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this saulet plantation house painting by<
>tulane professor william woodward has<
+(SAULET- de GRUY DNA+
+EARLY NOLA HISTORY)+
>a focus on the earliest degruy history in<
>new orleans to the first vieux carre days<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >it was my  >honor & pleasure<  to share<
>w/ our >beloved nephew< michael l. ray<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+VOUDOU DOLL FOUND)+
>all that i discovered via this blog but also<
>in the >1960s when he was a young boy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+THIS BLOG IS >DEDICATED+
+TO MY BROTHER WALKER+
>(walker was a dedicated<
>father & historian gave<
>michael his greatest tie<
>to gruy family history)< !
+MICHAEL'S >FATHER WHO+
+SUFFERS HIS >SAD DEATH+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>may >flocks of angels< carry michael<
>to the >greatest archive of history< in<
+(SADNESS >REPLACED W/+
+JOY A  NOLA TRADITION)+
>space and time radiant creole eternity<
>all becomes instantly>comprehended<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+THE AMOUNT OF POSTED+
+MICHAEL'S www PHOTOS+
>(all who knew michael<
>also loved him dearly)<
+REFLECT THE >LOVE HE+
+EARNED BY EVERYONE+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu




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