Meet Lala Ray and her son Bob. The Ray family grew vegetables off Cambridge Street near the Woburn border. That’s the family farmhouse.
Here are some next-generation Rays: Billie (left) and Jimmy.
Here’s Billie, a little older.
Billie (left) and Jimmy, all grown up. The guy on the right is a mystery man.
In 1968, Graham Brothers Corp. bought the Ray farm and developed it. Here’s one of the results:
One “L” or two? Bah, it’s all good.
The Ray farmhouse is long gone. That spot how hosts a restaurant. For a while, it was Towne House.
Now it’s Bickford’s Grille. And the former Ray farmland? It’s now Ray Avenue, of course.