Because of the interest shown by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren
of Ralph Wesley and Mary Etta Goebel Carey, I have attempted to write
this story. I am sure that if all eight of Ralph and Mary's children
could have been together to compose memories, much more could be written.
My thanks to my son, Bob, and his wife, Jean, for their work in editing,
typing and printing this material.
Hazel Carey Thompson
is the original introduction to an inspiring, typewritten, mimeographed
pamphlet entitled, The Story of Ralph and Mary Carey. I have
always cherished the story and appreciated Aunt Hazel and my cousins
so much for taking the time to make it available to me and others in
our family. Nearly 25 years have past since the writing of this story.
I love knowing more about my grandparents, so I wanted to re-publish
this information in a way that would make it available to all of their
I hope you'll enjoy the story as much as I have. Perhaps, like myself,
you'll see a resemblance in the pictures and discover where you got
your love of family, and the ability to accept a challenge.