Editors Note: Ray passed away this summer, he will be missed.

Ray Stackpole can talk for hours about race horses. He spent many years taking care of horses before and after some of the biggest races. Now Ray volunteers at the horse stables of the Dover Police Department. He also goes to the Senior Center to play cards every Tuesday. And before he plays cards, he meets with his tutor to learn how to read.
Ray struggles to connect the right sound with the right consonant. Vowel sounds are even harder. But Ray keeps coming every Tuesday to meet with his very patient tutor, Heather Carney. Ray feels good about learning to read. He is a true example of the wise saying, “It’s never too late to learn.”