A Good Kid!


June 23, 2009 by torqdog

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I received an e-mail this morning about this young man named Ray “Bubba” Sorensen. Where-as I would normally refrain from re-posting an e-mail, this one really moved me after doing a little research.

Just outside of Greenfield Iowa lies a quarry with a large boulder at the entrance. It was a favorite spot for teens to take their spray cans and paint graffitti. Tired of seeing the blight, Ray at the age of 19 decided to take measures into his own hands by painting a beautiful mural dedicating it to the men and women that serve our country. He does this every year by re-painting the rock around Memorial day.

Read about it here. Be sure to drop down “The Rock” menu and look at the changes through the years.


text from e-mail;

I can’t believe this was done by a teenager!

There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed.

It’s quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the multiple photos. all angles of the rock.

I thought the flag was draped over the rock, but it’s not. It’s actually painted on the rock too.

We could use more kids like Ray.image (5)

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3 thoughts on “A Good Kid!

  1. bill says:

    Very cool. Now he needs to go down and visit with a recruiter.

  2. Da Goddess says:

    What a great kid! And very good use of those artistic skills.

  3. rsr348 says:

    Beautiful! Cool that it’s been left unchanged now.

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