Meet William Dale Holland, a.k.a Billybuc. A Salutation For His 100th Writer's Mailbag.

Produced by Surabhi Kaura With A Soulful Heart

Thankfulness. 1 minute, 40 secs.

Inspirations

There are many excellent and talented writers on Hub Pages, and there are many good and inspirational ones. Of course, a combination of goodness, inspiration, talent and excellence stir many a noble heart, and Hub Pages have writers who show both.

This has been demonstrated by some in their prose of sheer beauty, and others in their selflessness, variety, insightfulness and sacrifice. The writer William Dale Holland, aka Billybuc, exemplifies both. Giving and receiving; Receiving and giving; this is the noble game of life, and some people do this in a unique, wholesome and beautiful way.

Some of Billy's motivational pieces are so inspirational! This can easily be seen by the numerous responses and accolades that he gets. Billybuc most certainly gives, when he lets us know that we can change, as in, ‘You Cannot Deny What You are: A Moment with Bill Reflection.’ He tells it like it is in, ‘Are You a Giver or a Taker on Hub Pages?’ In his very popular Hub, ‘Life Sucks And Then You Die ….. Or ….

Billybuc most certainly inspires us by telling us his own story; to know that we can change for the better, and invites us to be PIPO people (positive in/positive out), living ‘life like a hummingbird on speed.’ He has created a website dedicated to this cause, and contributes in a very conscious way, to the betterment of mankind. It is consequently quite natural, when he asks us to turn our lives around and ‘see the sunshine rather than the ever-present stormy clouds.

’http://hubpages.com/literature/Billybuc-And-Ms-Dora-Two-Inspirational-Hubbers

Bill, Beverly and Jazz

Bill and Jazz
Bill and Jazz | Source
Beverly Holland
Beverly Holland | Source

Perhaps this is why the charming and loving writer Marlene Bertrand, has this to say about him:

“Bill Holland is a man who puts all of his heart into everything he does. He is a dedicated writer who honors his readers, taking us through thrilling journeys where we would not ordinarily venture on our own. And, when it comes to sharing his life with us, he is open, frank, and candid so that we feel secure in our relationship with him. I feel blessed to be in the company of such a fine and wonderful human being. My dearest Bill, congratulations for achieving another milestone.”

Speaking of Bill's writing expertise, a keen Hubber says:

“I’ve been reading your ‘When the Corn Died’ series and I marvel at your ability to capture the sound of people back then in your dialogues. I remember talking to my grandmother, who was a teen during the Great Depression, and she spoke just like your characters do. How do you do that? Then you jump to your ‘Billy the Kid’ series and write like some guy who grew up on the streets. I just don’t understand how you do that so well.”-Brenda

Bill says that he is an observer:

" I’m an observer. I was the wallflower at school dances, leaning against the gymnasium wall, watching everyone else dance and have fun. Put me in a crowded room and I’ll pull up a chair and just watch the crowd. I do the same thing when I’m downtown or walking through a grocery store. I observe and I absorb it all."

https://letterpile.com/writing/The-Writers-Mailbag-Installment-Ninety-Five


Tools of The Trade

Which Mailbag reader won't recognise this chair?
Which Mailbag reader won't recognise this chair? | Source
Bill's e-book
Bill's e-book | Source

Celebrating Bill as a Writer

Salutations

Today we celebrate the 100th instalment of his Writer’s Mailbag, a journey of sweet labour, all in the cause of encouragement, advice, selfless service and most importantly, Love. It is a monumental task. Certainly not easy to sustain a Mailbag week after week for 100 weeks; writing Billy the Kid sagas, Bobby Fix-it and inspirational stories to awaken and stir the Heart.

Love is the Law; Love is the beginning and the end of the journey. Love radiates the life of harmony, brightens the joy consciousness and sharpens the sword of intuition. It is the very pulse of being, and Billy, I’m sure, would agree with this.

His ‘When The Corn Died’ series is loving, charming, very grass-root and full of everyday life situations. It is indeed a masterly reminder of the everyday struggles which we all encounter from time to time. Bill has many admirers, and this is what Ruby has to say:

“Bill writes from the heart and seems to be able to put himself close to all the characters he writes about, also he's been down and out, has lost everything, came close to death, ( from alcohol ) and rose again, to be one of the best writers anywhere. To my thinking he is a man with a purpose/goal and nothing will deter him. When money gets low he goes out and finds a job but continues to write.” – Ruby Jean Fuller. She too, has her own unique and extremely sincere approach.

John Hansen, (Jodah) a very popular Hubber on Hub Pages and another great writer, touches on Billy’s urban farming, teaching, love for animals and nature … I wish to add his inseparable bond with his life-partner and wife Beverly Holland and their family; keen powers of observation; his love for The Catskill Mountains and nature ...

Beverly and Allora
Beverly and Allora | Source
Bill's First Novel
Bill's First Novel | Source

John Hansen's Poem

Ode to Billybuc

Bill Holland is a teacher,

It shows in all he does.

He teaches others how to write.

It's something that he loves.

He has an urban garden,

Raising rabbits, goats, and quail.

He teaches by example,

How self-sufficiency prevails.

On Hub Pages he is billybuc,

His Mailbag's widely read,

At fiction he is brilliant

For writing, he has bled.

To me he is a mentor,

An example to us all,

Of how to be an author,

Who help others when they call. – John Hanson. Copyrighted 25th May, 2016.

Bill and Parents
Bill and Parents | Source
William D Holland, a.k.a Billybuc
William D Holland, a.k.a Billybuc | Source

Brief Life-story

William Dale Holland, a.k.a Billybuc, was born on October 13, 1948, at 14.10 hrs one Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma, Washington. Bill was put up for adoption, and spent the next nine months in eight different foster homes. By the end of June, 1949, he was malnourished; suffered from poor nurturing and turning blind. One might say that perhaps Grace from above intervened, and he was finally adopted by Evelyn and Dale Holland and two weeks later, he regained his sight.

The young Bill had a good childhood. He was small for his age, but finally grew to a fairly normal size. He was a happy child with good friends and a great neighbourhood to explore; a safe environment that fostered learning and love.

Twice divorced, Bill tripped and stumbled often, as he found his way through life. When times got tough and answers were not forth-coming, he turned to alcohol, fighting with his demons for decades. Nevertheless, young Billy remained ever grateful to his birth mother saying:

“I will forever be grateful to my birth mother for giving me the greatest gift she could have given me.....LIFE!” http://hubpages.com/family/A-Letter-To-My-Birth-Mother-Who-I-Never-Knew

For me, one of Bill's most exciting work

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Studies and Craft

Bill graduated from Seattle University with Degrees in Marketing and Economics and from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Education. He did eighteen years as a classroom teacher and held twenty-five other jobs over the years. Bill also owned and operated three business. His first novel was self-published in October, 2011, and has since either worked on or published works such as Resurrecting Tobias, and the Billy The Kid series.

A prolific writer, Bill engages us with humour and passion, with an uncanny ability to hold our attention with his sincere, adept, yet practical no nonsense style.

Bill is the founder of H.O.W. (Humanity One World), a movement formed to encourage others to help make this world a better place to live, thus making a difference, one person at a time. He would love us to join him in this noble cause to create awareness for human unity, cooperation, harmony, love and the spirit of oneness. Bill is on Facebook at .https://www.facebook.com/groups/294777667307474/.

Beauty, elegance and charm, like everything about Bill and family

Awards

One of Bill’s favourite quotes is:

"To strive, to seek, to find...and not to yield." –Tennyson.

For him, it implies the ability to search … a quest and an indomitable will to strive; to never give up; to reach for the stars … and this spirit you will have seen in his weekly Mailbag, as well as his Billy The Kid series and much more.

In 2012, Bill won Hubbie Awards for Most Helpful Hubber and for The Most Beautiful Hub.

In 2013, he won the Hubbie for Best All-Around Hubber, a feat repeated in 2014 and 2015, as well as Most Supportive Hubber.

He most certainly deserves much more for his tireless support and service to others, relentless yet organised pace at producing novels and smaller works;(novellas) his work for Humanity One World (H.O.W) and other delicious treats.

Beverly Holland and Family
Beverly Holland and Family

Bill And Bev

Bill met Beverly, his life-partner, in 2007, and between the two of them, they have five children. The oldest is Matt who is a registered nurse and part-time farmer. Second in line is Tyler, late twenties, who works in retail, and then Andrew, a carpenter. Leo is fourth and he’s in California working on a farm and Allora is probably still in college. Billy has a loving relationship that will last a lifetime. A student of life, interested in anything and everything; his hobbies include hiking, fishing, exploring, reading, gardening and of course, writing.

Bill has been employed for over fifty years! A tribute to hard work and the power of resilience, assiduousness … diligence. His first job was working in the Proctor Bowling Alley. Benefits included free bowling and so he was overjoyed. Billybuc was a lumberyard gofer, a store owner and in his own words, a retail grunt.

He shovelled pig poop and coal into blast furnaces; sold and delivered wine and beer, mucked out stalls and drove a taxi, delivered newspapers and yes, is now writing excellent books and short stories as well.

Bill and Bev share a lot in common, like twin souls. She has been working close to forty years, and her list of employment opportunities is equally varied and interesting. Bill tells us that they were both single parents; both understand which side of life’s bread is buttered. In his own inimitable style, Bill says:

“There are days we haven’t had a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out, and there have been days when we were flush with cash.”

Bill has had six-figure incomes; been homeless; owned fine cars and hitched rides to a homeless shelter. With his present experience, wisdom or prudence, Bill has come to understand that while the journey has been useful, it is where we are now, that counts. Bev helps in a profound way with this insight. According to Bill,

“Bev and I are in love with life. We are ecstatic. We are rolling in clover. We are….well, you get the point…our happiness has nothing to do with what we do for a living.

Absolutely nothing! I am happier today working on our urban farm than I was driving a Porsche to my business back in the 70’s. I am happier today with a used washer and dryer than I was thirty years ago flying to Mazatlán for vacation.

IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!

And do you know why? Because happiness is an inside job! It makes no difference today what I do for a living. It makes no difference what Bev does for a job.”

Family circle

Bill's father
Bill's father | Source
Bill's extended family
Bill's extended family | Source

Bill’s Dad

Bill’s father was a child of the Great Depression. He worked hard all his life and barely scraped by.So he was determined that his only son would have it better than he did. But whether he was conscious of the love he showed or not, we will never know, perhaps. Let us let Bill speak again:

“He failed to realize that every day he modelled love for his son; that it was that modelling that led me eventually, to the realization that love is the most important thing in the world. Not education, not money, not a three-car garage, not any of that extrinsic b.s, but Love!”

Bev and Bill seek to teach their children that lesson as best they can. http://hubpages.com/family/Days-of-Our-Lives-Episode-Four-What-Do-You-Want-to-be-When-You-Grow-Up

Dale LeRoy Holland, was born in 1919, in St. Louis, Missouri. He went to the Army and served during World War 2. Bill has obviously acquired great strength from him. After the war, he returned to the States, married, and he and his bride moved to Tacoma, Washington, where in 1948, they adopted the blind son we know as Bill. Dale Holland died suddenly in 1969. I read Bill’s words, and my eyes become tearful. I feel poignant, touched.

“I was home from college for the weekend. My dad and I were watching Johnny Carson. Mom had already gone to bed. During a commercial my father got up and went to the bathroom, and thirty seconds later I heard a crash. I ran down the hallway and found him sprawled across the bath tub, half in, half out, his face contorted in pain.

It was January 8, 1969. Snow was falling outside and it was bitterly cold. I can still feel it today when I trudge along the path of memories, a biting cold that seeped through the windows and demanded your attention.

I ran back down the hall to the wall phone in the kitchen, dialled 911 and told them we needed an aid car, my dad was having a heart attack and please, oh God please, hurry. I hung up, ran back to the bathroom and held my dad. I was so scared. Tears were flowing freely and I remember being ashamed about the tears because dad wouldn’t want me to cry but dammit, I couldn’t stop.

I told him I loved him.

And he died. It was 11:52 p.m., January 8, 1969. Eight minutes before his fiftieth birthday. I still miss him today, forty-six years later.”

Bill’s mom was to die with cancer in 2003, some 34 years later.

Great Poetry From Bill

”the sky turned as black,

As an ex-lover’s heart shovelled,

As lightning split the sky,

And thunderheads rose with a vengeance.” –Bill Holland

More Family

Young Tyler, Bill's son
Young Tyler, Bill's son | Source
Father and kids
Father and kids | Source

From Dark Shadows And Into The Light

We all carry burdens, and Bill himself has told us, that he had his fair share, as he went through a life of alcoholism, broken relationships and bad dreams. Bill says that at'

‘fifty-eight I was spinning out of control, exhausted and not a happy boy at all.’ Bill Holland.

During such terrible times, he missed his father very much.

“How many times have I wished he was still here? I needed his counsel during the divorce for sure. I needed him to ruffle my hair during those dark days of alcoholism, and I needed him to show me the right path a thousand different times over the span of my life. I just wanted to sit down one more time and pick his brain and have him tell me, again, that I shouldn’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff. I wanted him to tell me one more time that a man earns respect through his actions, not his words, and the only true legacy we leave is determined by the degree of humanity we exhibit.”

There are still nights when I’m in bed, the covers pulled up under my chin, and I swear I can feel the weight of him as he sits down beside me. He tucks those covers in tight, snug as a bug in a rug, he says, and he asks me about my day and if I’ve done any good during my waking hours. I tell him about it all, and he nods, and smiles, and then leans over and kisses me on the forehead and tells me he’s proud of me, and says the four most important words I have ever heard…..”I love you, Bill.” -2015 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

http://hubpages.com/family/My-Father-My-Friend-A-Moment-with-Bill-Reflection

I will end this Hub with a most sublime and deserving tribute to Bill from his friend, Eric Dierker:

“If I needed to turn to someone I would know who. If my spirit was broken and hell grasped me I know I could turn to him for a helping hand and good comforting advice. Men in need of faith can call their Saviour. But real men call on each other as a conduit to that Saviour. Bill is a conduit to find that love of life that we need to save us. Bill eschews religion but lives by love of his fellow. Peace and rest can be found in him. Oh sure there is much to learn about writing from Bill, but there is much more to learn about life from him. Perhaps he is a great business man. Perhaps he is a great farmer. But much more than that he is a great friend.”

-Manatita, 26th May, 2016. The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted.

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Jodah 6 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow, Manatita, Surabhi, and everyone else involved.. what a tremendous tribute to an amazing human being, Bill Holland. This is a wonderful and comprehensive celebration of his 100th Mailbag. A most impressive hub.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you, Bro. Your contribution is also very beautiful ...Gratitude ...I truly appreciate your most loving response for Bill, for Surabhi, for Ruby, Marlene, Eric, Brenda, me ... Much Love, Jodah.


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

I have tears in my eyes. I have no words. This is one of the kindest things ever done for me and I can't thank you enough, dear friends. My goodness, I am humbled and speechless.

Love...that's what it's all about. I don't know how else to summarize life. We either love or we don't truly exist. To all of you, I send my love.

Thank you and blessings to you always.

bill


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fpherj48 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

manatita.....You have given us a work of truth, beauty & gratitude for our awesome brother bill.

Every now & then throughout life's journey, we meet "the special, the unique, the extraordinary," individual. Someone who has risen from a fall and carried with him the keys to inner peace, in order to share with his fellow-humans what truly matters in this world. A man who is blessed with the gift of communication in the form of deep, meaningful messages.

A man who earns our attention and holds our interests, long enough and profoundly enough to INSPIRE. A man of powerful words, hidden behind humility and offered out of simple love.

Frankly, It does not get better than this. Here's to your tribute, to the man we admire, his life, his family and his gifts. Peace, Paula


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Bill you made me cry too. Surabhi was the first with her video. Sure I guided her somewhat, but she was the producer and sends her deepest Love. I always try to offer my Heart and for you an extra effort, Bro.

Now Paula, you express this so well! So touching! So immensely happy and proud by what you are saying for Bill. Bill you are so right, it is a Love victory, a victory for LOVE. May the Supreme Itself bless us all. Much Love and Gratitude.


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

To those who contributed, thank you so much. To those who read this and commented, thank you so much. I am a happy old man today.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you... Gratitude ...my Friend.


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Surabhi Kaura 6 months ago from Toronto, Canada

You know Billy Sir, Manatita is a very loving Soul. He says, “Selfless service expands the Heart.” Aren’t we all blessed to have a Friend like him? I am sure you feel the same way, as I do. I have taken a long break from HubPages due to my higher studies, but my spirit is always with you all.

When I first read this hub, I could see Love, Beauty and Light. These three jewels are captured so gracefully by Jodah, Ruby, Marlene, Eric, Brenda, and of course, by Manatita.

Billy Sir, I read your hub the other day about your life and Dad, and was moved into tears. I was truly touched by the tapestry of emotions. Hugs. I salute you for keeping the spirit alive even in the crucial times. That takes guts or I should use the word ‘courage’ to evince the adequate thought.

Our Beloved Manatita and rest of the writers did not leave any stone unturned in paying such a beautiful tribute to a great writer, William Dale Holland. This is the essence of life; giving and receiving and vice-versa. My Love and reverence to those who took their precious time to read this noble piece. It’s straight from the Heart, and one that is full of Gratitude. Let’s give a big round of applause to this Hub, and most of all, to Billy Sir for crossing a milestone. Thank you.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

What can I say, My sweet? Today is Billybuc's day and so I feel honoured to be a part of it; to read his writings, his soulfully self-giving advice; his sublime devotion to his parents and an inseparable Love and bond with his wife Beverly and family, plus, plus ...his connections and unparalelled ability to relate to Hubbers here. Gratitude Surabhi; Salutations Bill...Salutations!!


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois

I am sitting here with tears in my eye's. Your tribute is so beautiful. You were able to tell his story in such depth, especially as a baby who suffered due to lack of attention. God bless Bill. He is a dear friend who encourages everyone to spread their wing's. He's the reason many write on HP. Thank you Manatita my poetic friend...


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Vellur 6 months ago from Dubai

A wonderful tribute to Bill who is a great friend and an amazing person. He helps other writers take wings and fly and shares his knowledge for others to benefit.


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word55 6 months ago from Chicago

It's The Billybuc Display, Starring William D. Holland. Writer Manitita, Contributors: Surabhi, and Jodah (John Hansen) part of audience: word55. I appreciate all of you for putting this together. Bill, a senior hubber here deserves the honor of a sharing man that lives in peace and tranquility with followers of many kinds. He is witty, creative and loving but that's not all... What more can you ask for though. This is a hub well done and admired. Such beauty a team like y'all can do. Congrats to all of you. I love you good people. Good to come back and see such teamwork working at high efficiency.


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AliciaC 6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

You have created an absolutely wonderful tribute to Bill, Manatita! Congratulations to you and the other contributors.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Vellur, yes I totally support your view. Thank you so much!

word55, I like that. Teamwork. God, in a manner of speaking, is a Team. He is the Life-tree and we are His branches. But back to Billy, a great Soul and a great friend. My Gratitude for your noble contribution.

Alicia, I thank you wholeheartedly. All my love, my dear one.

Ah, Ruby, my Sweet. God bless your noble Heart ...your Spirit...all my Love, my Dear one.


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Venkatachari M 6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

This is an excellent tribute to our dearest friend, Bill Holland (Billy the Kid). I adore him so much from my first visit to his hubs. He is really a great soul and a good teacher and mentor. This is an apt description of all his great qualities. I appreciate you Manatita, Surabhi Kaura and all others who contributed their pieces in it.

And hats off to you, my dear Billybuc.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Truly appreciated and from the Heart, my brother venkatachari M. Gratitude...


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MarleneB 6 months ago from Northern California, USA

As writers, words are our greatest tools to show how much we love and care for someone, and so my dear Manatita I have to say, you have chosen exquisite words to offer a beautiful tribute to one of our beloved HubFriends. Bill most certainly deserves the greatest kindness we can show him. Honestly, my life has been forever changed just for knowing him. He deserves all the best that life can give him for the unlimited love he shows to his readers... his students. I will be a fan forever! God bless you, Bill. May you live forever in His Grace.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Marlene. God bless your endeavours...may they work well for you. I really appreciate your support for Bill here, and indeed, I did not expect any less from such a noble Soul such as your good self. Much Love.


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

You all are too kind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...I am moved beyond words.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Gratitude ...Bill. You show your gracefulness once more. Thank you.


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MsDora 6 months ago from The Caribbean

Manatita, can you ever top this? Perhaps you do in your tributes to your guru, but this is really special. You show genuine interest in and respect for Billybuc and his writings. You, along with all the contributors are beautiful souls! Glad to be associated with you all.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

How sweet of you to say so, Dee. I spent a lot of time on this one, because I wanted it to be special. Again, it's a touching, loving and beautiful story of a good man and his family. In some ways it is my best tribute, because I'm actually becoming personal, going into the life and attributes of the individual.

Interestingly, that's how I started writing tributes, but I had not used this style for a while. How is mom? Much Love, Dee.


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Frank Atanacio 6 months ago from Shelton

great hub and such a good person manaitita


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Yes, yes, my Friend Frank. Thank you so much!


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annart 6 months ago from SW England

This is a great accolade to Bill who is one of the best writers on HP. He is a mentor, an advisor and a friend to so many here. His writing soars and his passion for it is plain to see.

Love John's poem too!

Bill was obviously delighted with this, as of course he would be!

Well done!

Ann


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Ann. Much appreciated. I'm sure John would love this comment to him also. Have a great weekend!


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Jodah 6 months ago from Queensland Australia

Yes, I do. Thank you, Ann.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Ha ha, Bro. You're here. Nice!


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annart 6 months ago from SW England

Thank you. You too.


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Tarunponders 6 months ago from Roorkee, India

Hi Surabhi,

This is a great tribute for a great man. Thanks for filling it up with the soulful music from the movie Bombay - Very nicely done. I feel so fortunate to have met Bill and John right when I am starting out here at HP. It already feels like a family here. Nice to learn that you are from Punjab. Look forward to reading more of you.

Three cheers to Bill and everybody else who contributed here.


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Surabhi Kaura 6 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Hi Tarun,

Appreciated. The entire hub is filled with beauty. Yes, there are many great writers here, and yes, it feels like a home. I am glad to know you. I'll be back here in August and would love to catch up.

Well, I was born in Punjab and raised in Toronto.

Your feedback is much appreciated. Dhanyavaad :)


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aviannovice 6 months ago from Stillwater, OK

This was a fabulous story about the man that we all know and love, who has touched our lives in every way that he can.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, my Sweet Deb. As always, much Love to you ...much.


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bravewarrior 5 months ago from Central Florida

This is the most fantastic tribute I've ever read. Bill has been a friend to me from the start. He's a man of honor, understanding, compassion, patience, wisdom, and love. Eric summed up Bill, the man, perfectly.

Thank you for so beautifully honoring Bill, whom so many of us call friend.

I love you, Bill!


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

So sorry, Shauna. Just going through this Hub again and found your heart-felt comment. Of course you are very, very dear to me, and I'm sure to Bill also. I do not know why I did not write to you. Things sometimes get's lost. Much Love to you and gratitude for your kind sentiments and love for Bill.

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