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Ricky is MIA

BIRMINGHAM, AL(Special Release) - Ventriloquist Geraldine Ragan (of Geraldine & Ricky fame) has traveled extensively since 1967 with her little friend Ricky. Ricky is 42 inches tall and about the size of a seven-year-old little boy. He is made of bass wood with the likeness of a little boy who has bright shiny eyes, a big smile, dark hair and a personality full of mischief, joy and excitement.

This life-like character comes alive comes alive when around Geraldine. Ricky loves to tell humorous stories of people in his audiences - a little kidding at times, but reminding them "I love you." He teaches us to laugh at ourselves and following the humor, leaves an encouraging message of hope and faith in God.

The unique couple would always present programs of humor, songs and inspiration. If you have ever had an encounter with Ricky, you know it could never be forgotten.

On June 6, 2005, Geraldine left Richmond, VA, on Delta flight #1807 flying to Atlanta. Later, she would board Delta flight #1671 in Atlanta to head to Birmingham, AL. While checking in at Richmond, the agent handling Geraldine's luggage noticed that the agent next to her put the wrong tag on Geraldine' suitcase. Geraldine's agent caught the mistake and said, "Oh, that's mine." She then pulled off the tag and handed it back to the other agent.

Geraldine feels that it's possible that the same thing happened on her agent's customer's "second bag," - the suitcase that contained Ricky. Ricky never made it to Birmingham.

Since 9/11, traveling has been very different and difficult. With the inspections more frequent, Ricky been broken three different times by TSA agents. Ricky travels in a black hard-shell suitcase 32 inches by 28 inches and usually has several videos and DVDs packed around him. He always has a towel and bubble wrap over his face for protection. When last seen, Ricky was wearing a royal blue jacket with black pants. The creator of Ricky, Finis Robinson, passed away three years ago, so this vintage doll of 38 years can never be replaced. He is the original Ricky and he wouldn't mean much to anyone else, but to Geraldine, Ricky is a life-long work partner.

IF Ricky did arrive in Birmingham, it might be possible that he was picked up by mistake. If this has happened, please notify Geraldine by calling her office at (205) 678-9693. Geraldine is offering a reward of $3000.00 for Ricky's safe return.

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Author: AGM | Author's Website:
Written: 07/01/2005 | Category: News & Scoops Comments: 21

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We are praying for the safe return of Rickie, so your ministry will continue.

PLEASE: UPDATE US! Has he been found.

May God bless,
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By ALBERT THOMAS on Wed, July 06, 2005 - 1:45:30

We had the blessing of seeing Geraldine & Ricky in Arkansas a couple of years ago at the Brumly singing. We missed Gerladine after the singing. We have wanted to get some of her videos for our grandson to see. What sad news of the loss of Ricky. Has he been found? Please send us an address or website where we can order a video. Our prayers are with you and we pray for Ricky's speedy and safe return. God Bless
The Wells

By D. Wells on Sun, July 17, 2005 - 2:41:36

Ricky was found. I saw Geraldine & Ricky last night and heard the story.

By KD on Tue, July 26, 2005 - 8:59:36

Thanks for the update on the return of Ricky. If anyone knows where to find an appearance schedule for Geraldine & Ricky please let us know. We would love to take our grandson to see them.
God Bless
the Wells

By D Wells on Tue, July 26, 2005 - 11:17:28

I saw Ricky once when I was a child. He made fun my my red hair. I don't like him. I wish someone would throw him in a fireplace and burn him.

By Tamara Cauton on Thu, May 18, 2006 - 4:44:31

I saw Geraldine and Ricky when I was a young girl. She was traveling with evangelist E. J. Daniels. E. J. Daniels, whom I recently read has gone home to the Lord, was a very striking force. Geraldine and Ricky was magnificant and I would give anything to see them once again. It would mean the world to me for my own daughter, who is older now than I was when I saw them, to have the experience of Geraldine and Ricky. I would love to have a list of places 'they' will be over the next several months.

By Vanessa B. on Tue, August 01, 2006 - 10:18:37

Where can I buy dvd's or vhs tapes?

By wanda on Sun, May 13, 2007 - 4:18:31

Anyone who has the opportunity to see this enchanting duo should not miss it; Geraldine puts life into this little guy & you feel like he's truly real. They will bless your heart.

By Carolyn Bailey on Tue, July 31, 2007 - 9:40:40

Please let me know where I can get DVD's or VHS' of Geraldine and Ricky. They are a great Team!! Do they ever get close to Sandusky Ohio? Could you let me know their schedule?

By Diana Kiskaden on Fri, August 24, 2007 - 1:56:41

Geraldine - In 1969 at EJ Daniels tent revival I was 10 years old and came to the revival and because of what you and Ricky said I accepted Jesus as my savior. I think of you often and have your first record. I would love to know how to get a dvd or vhs and a autographed picture. I am now 48 years old and still living for the Lord. Love you guys! Please respond....In Christ - Tim Hunter

By Tim and Dawn Hunter on Sun, January 27, 2008 - 10:48:20

Yes, I would like to know how to get
in touch with Geraldine and ricky,
would like for them to come to the
church in Lynn Haven

By Nancy ivey on Sun, April 13, 2008 - 3:39:24

Gerldine and Ricky were at Glenhope Baptist Church about 1960-70 in a Jerry Spencer Crusade with Dave Ragan her husband..

My wife was "saved".

I loved to say she was "saved " by a dummy.

Until Danny Parker's wife, Sue, started saying

"Yes! Miss Kitty may have been saved by a Dummy but you would expect it for she married one". ouch.

Ricky was awesome. Our Kids were thrilled.

He picked on my Dad the pastor.

"Preacher Swinney you are the most intelligent preacher I ever met.

"Why thank you Ricky but why do you think that?"

Because Preacher Swinney you have so many brains they have just pushed your hair off the top of your head.

We still have the record. It is still very funny.

We were broken hearted when we learned they were here last week at our son's church. There was no advertising.

We would have been so very thrilled to have seen them.

By clarence swinney on Wed, June 11, 2008 - 4:51:56

is geraldine still married to golf pro dave ragan?

By clarence swinney on Wed, June 11, 2008 - 5:12:30

Thank God for the internet! I was saved at EJ Daniels' revival in 1970 because of Geraldine & Ricky. I have thought about them so many times over the years, so this is great to find out other testimonies of how "God used a dummy". I hope my granddaughter has a chance to see Ricky some day. Does anyone know how old Geraldine is? When I was 8, I thought she was a beautiful young lady!

By Sheree Martin on Sat, June 21, 2008 - 5:13:17

Please let me know if Ricky has been found. I think Geraldine and Ricky are the best. I pray for them every day.

By Diana Kiskaden on Wed, June 25, 2008 - 8:52:02

Geraldine and Ricky
google searc_-geraldine and ricky

want address and tel number

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By clarence swinney on Thu, June 26, 2008 - 11:05:45

Ivan Parker

If you have never had him in your church you have missed a great man of God.

My wife and I started following him as a solo in 1989 in conjunction with our video ministry where we tape concerts and send them free to rest homes, shut-ins and those who just love the music.

We have sent out over 4,000.Free. Our payback for so many blessings.

Ivan has filled many many altars with his messages. At times I feel he is Billy Graham speaking to us.

He is bright and very articulate.

The best remark was by Rev. Barry Vassor at Patterson Avenue Baptist in Richmond.

Barry said-"You would think Ivan would have a big head with all the attention he receives. He does not. He has no egotism, no showmanship, but only a Profound Love For The Lord".

Ivan is a Profound lover Of The Lord.

We know it from ten years personal contact and attending his services.

He can be awesome.

his web is

clarence swinney
author- LIFEAHOLIC-success by working for a life not just a living
burlington nc
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By clarence swinney on Wed, July 16, 2008 - 11:51:04

I went to school with Geraldine & I am trying to get in touch with her. Please send me her email address.

By Virginia D. Kratzer on Tue, August 03, 2010 - 10:03:38

I think Geraldine and Ricky are the best. I pray for them every day.

By bagtalking on Sun, September 19, 2010 - 11:59:22

I think Geraldine and Ricky was magnificant and I would give anything to see them once again.

By convertflactomp3 on Mon, September 20, 2010 - 12:03:25


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