June 10, 1991 |
Among the eulogies heard these days for the small towns of the Great Plains, one might expect to find the name of Wray. "I wonder why this place died?" a passer-by might ask, and the answer would come in the wind and the dust and the silence of the prairies. In fact, the town nearly did die in 1971, struck by a tornado that flattened almost everything in sight. But Dale and Eunice Wisdom opened the doors of their lumberyard and told people, "Just take what you need.