Debbie Ray & I have been friends for longer than either of us cares to tell you. She lived across the street from my sister in a previous millennium. Debbie grew up in New Orleans. She comes from a good family & was a "Good Girl." This brings us to the first item on our list of 'Ten Things You Don't Know About Debbie Ray'.


  1. She played the Virgin Mary in school plays - twice.
  2. She sang in her school choir and played the guitar at mass.
  3. Debbie's team placed third in the Louisiana Open Pro-Am (The team included Larry Aillet)
  4. She's an avid sports fan, and even once deflected a hockey puck at a Louisiana IceGators game.
  5. She broke an arm twice and foot once. Details are scarce...
  6. Debbie once held the 'definitive summer job', lifeguard and lifesaving instructor.
  7. She got free housing in college as a counselor and was House Director in the womens dorms at USL. I wonder how many people got written up...
  8. Debbie was selected as a 'Woman of Excellence' by the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women.
    We sometimes tease Debbie for being a "Goody Two Shoes" while growing up. There's an inside joke that she was the little girl who rode a pink bicycle with streamers, a bell & a basket mounted on the handlebars. The truth is...
  9. She once had a pink banana bike with a basket and streamers. Her current bike has a basket, but no bell.
    We also tease Debbie that her stove has never been used. She's not fond of cooking, which I'm a little concerned about.......
  10. She knows how to use a pressure cooker!