Homemade billboard greets thousands of Southern Boulevard drive...

Ray Stahon is the man behind the giant homemade billboard along Southern Boulevard and the Turnpike overpass west of West Palm Beach. Full Story
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#1 May 9, 2009
Thanks for the story - I've been seeing those signs and wondered about them!
big daddy LEO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 May 9, 2009
I always see them.....finally a good warm story to read!!
Stripbar Joe

Hollywood, FL

#3 May 10, 2009
Great story, the world needs more people like Ray.
mahfungool

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 May 10, 2009
You are a beautiful person and your daughter is lucky to have such a wonderful father!
HUH

United States

#5 May 10, 2009
For nearly two decades Stahon has been painting and posting the greetings

It started out as a surprise for his daughter's 16th birthday

The sweet 16 sign for daughter Lisa Wood, now 25

What am I missing here??? Is that some kind of new math or did you guys screw up yet again???
SIXFOOTER sez

Dania, FL

#6 May 10, 2009
I remember when he put up the first sign. Very nice story SS, you finally got a good one.
Happy Birthday Ray!
I say

Boca Raton, FL

#7 May 10, 2009
HUH wrote:
For nearly two decades Stahon has been painting and posting the greetings
It started out as a surprise for his daughter's 16th birthday
The sweet 16 sign for daughter Lisa Wood, now 25
What am I missing here??? Is that some kind of new math or did you guys screw up yet again???
NEARLY two decades..means ALMOST 20 years.

Since: Feb 07

fort lauderdale

#8 May 10, 2009
Stripbar Joe wrote:
Great story, the world needs more people like Ray.
You are so right. He's different and brings a different perspective to life. May he have many more years for his celebrations.

Since: Feb 07

fort lauderdale

#9 May 10, 2009
I say wrote:
<quoted text>
NEARLY two decades..means ALMOST 20 years.
Something is off here. If it's only been 9 years since her 16th birthday then that isn't "almost two decades". Maybe she's 35 instead of 25? Doesn't matter in the end but it's still an apparent mistake.
Hellllllllllllll ooooooooo

United States

#11 May 10, 2009
Very impressive. The guy could earn some money, but does it as a favor.

Nice guy.
WDaF

United States

#12 May 10, 2009
These are the local stories newspapers should focus on . . .I have always wondered about these signs . . .good guy
John

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 May 10, 2009
I wonder how high off the ground the platform is? Looks like a cool place to hang out. Barbeque, fresh air, maybe a tv, man this would be the ultimate garage to get away from the nagging wife...Oh I forgot its mother day so I have to do everything she wants today...Happy mothers day.

Good story...
Free-speaking Genius

Hallandale, FL

#14 May 10, 2009
What a nutjob.
louisa

West Palm Beach, FL

#15 May 10, 2009
that is so sweet. Happy 70th Birthday to you
Fred

United States

#16 May 10, 2009
Great story for a change SS.

I do think what this man has done is great but what a sad commentary on being forced to be politically Correct and restraining his religious beliefs, if any, on his signs because of the fear of offending someone.

Either you believe in God or you don't. Why control you right of free speech for fear of offending others.

Got me to wonder if he was afraid to wish a Merry Christmas on his sign of if he felt that was too Religious to comment on ?

Praise God if you believe in him don't hide your feelings. The enemies of religion have no problem speaking their minds why should you keep quiet ?

Happy Mothers Day and Praise be to God.
You can do this too

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 May 10, 2009
HS Math Teacher

Boca Raton, FL

#18 May 10, 2009
Yes, it is a good story and yet it is also a reminder that the sunsentinel could make some money if they would have an online editor. The company advertising the signs in the commentary section would probably be happy to get the plug but they could pay a nominal fee for "almost free advertising". Surely there must be some way for links found in any article or posted comment to count towards the eyeballs in the paper.
The newspaper are going to have to DO THIS in order to stay afloat. If the SS keeps slimming down and sacrificing more and more of its writers and editors than it will be nothing more than a rag.
Last by not least, I agree with the prior posters regarding the 2 decades: most likely it might be a typo with the 25 really being 35. But a good online edii
Code Enforcement

Miami, FL

#19 May 10, 2009
When you build something without permits you should never allow the press to write a story on you. This story is going to have an ugly ending.
DSW

Miami, FL

#21 May 10, 2009
I don't even think that man owns the property that the support poles on. The deck is definitely a code violation.
Maureen

Lake Worth, FL

#23 May 10, 2009
Regardless of all the "code violations" and "religious dispute" I'm glad I finally have a story to the signs I see each time I drive on Southern Blvd.

Thank you.

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