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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Cousin Bill

My Cousin Bill. Bill knew how to enjoy life and in doing it he brought some of that joy with him to others. Bill still had some of that little kid in him and that made him fun to be around. There really was just not enough of Bill to go around, he could not be everywhere at the same time. The times I did get to spend with Bill I will always cherish. The backpack trip to the Sierra Nevadas, The Mountain Bike trip to Utah. I was lucky to have him all to myself on those trips and what a fun time. Life is too short, and it goes by fast. We can all learn something from Bill. He lived life with a sense of humor and with joy and kindness and life is too short to live it any other way. The world is a little less kind, and a little less joyful without Bill in it. I can choose now to let his loss drag me down or to remember him and celebrate him by bringing joy and humor to others I meet in honor of him. I'm so glad I was able to share some of his special time. Thanks Bill for blessing me.


  1. AZ - my sympathies - please know I'm thinking of you, your family and Bill today.


  2. AZ, i just recently lost my Mom, i shared at her service to forgive as she had forgiven me through my turbulent years, thanks for sharing that.Yes my Mom was a blessing to me as well.

  3. My prayers are with you, your family, and all of Bill's friends and relatives. Talking/writing about him, will always keep his memory alive.

    Bob W.

  4. AZ I lost my cousin Jamie last June to a tragic motorcycle accident. He was my closest friend through out my childhood and teen years. In my adult life he also became a very close friend to my Rosebud. He was with me at my first ever concert and was with me through out my music career. When we lost him we thought the music had stopped forever. He lived his life the way he wanted and enjoyed every drop of life he could . I am now able to celebrate the times we had ad hold them dear. The grief is still there but is now tempered by the thought that he is able to watch me from above and know the secrets of the world in full. I will always miss him but these thoughts comfort me and bring a smile. I hope that in time you can do the same with you cousin Bill. Remember he will always be with you.


  5. That was a beautiful write up.