Bill Holland's last entry is a must read!

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  1. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 2 years ago

    You can learn how to keep in touch with him and his new website.  We love you Bill, Bev, and your pups! https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Wri … llment-400

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And I love you, Peggy!  One last time, thank you for sharing, thank you for caring, and thank you for your friendship.

      Catch you down the road, my friend!

      1. bravewarrior profile image86
        bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Bill, your new site is beautiful! But, I don't see a subscribe button. How can I get notification of new posts/comments?

      2. letstalkabouteduc profile image96
        letstalkabouteducposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Bill, I'll miss the Mailbag. What an achievement to reach 400! I'll miss the sense of community you created at HP. Most of all, though, I'm happy for you, Bev, and the dogs to start this new chapter of your life full of new adventures. Your website looks fantastic. Happy travels!

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Bill, for this awesome series. We have certainly gained a lot from your suggestions. I am sure, you will keep spreading your wisdom, if not here, somewhere else. And, I will be following your work, through the links which you have mentioned.
      I just wish, that HubPages should award some kind of accolade to you for this wonderful series. You were instrumental in keeping the flock together, for so many years. I am not sure about the future of HubPages.
      Goodbye to the Monday mailbags, but no goodbye to you.
      Thank you so much, and thank you Peggy, for sharing this in the forum.
      Best wishes to you both.

      1. billybuc profile image85
        billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Never goodbye, Chitrangada Sharan! It's been a great journey and it will continue in another form and format.  HP's greatest gift to me was in allowing me to be a part of this great community of writers, and in meeting people like you. Thank you!

    3. surovi99 profile image82
      surovi99posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Bill, I will check out your website. I am glad it is still possible to communicate with you through email and facebook. Thanks for the final challenge; I will decide if I will participate.

      It has been nice following all your series. Wish you a great Monday and a prospective future ahead.

      Thank you, Peggy, for sharing Bill's last mailbag.

      1. billybuc profile image85
        billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Rosina! I value each and every one of the friendships I have found at HP.  Best wishes to you, my friend.

    4. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great farewell and opening a door to opportunity to further growth as a friend and follower with your new ventures by simply using the search bar of our browser. I am considering your writing challenge, though haven't posted here at HP but once since 2017. It just may be a seed leading to fruition of something, who knows. Will greatly miss the mailbag and following the chronicles of the pups. Best of Luck on the ventures and hope to see posts on FB as I keep up with the friends from there.

      A suggestion . . . It is not considered promotional to place links to your website and YouTube at your Profile Page About section where you can share info about yourself. The links will not be live, yet the address will be available. And, within the edit feature you can put your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest addresses that the links on your profile page will take one to. 

      Again, best of Luck and Best wishes on this adventure we call Life . . .

      1. billybuc profile image85
        billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you TS! I will take your suggestion about the links. For some reason I had not thought of doing that.  And I do hope you take on the challenge and write something new on HP.  HP needs more writers like you, not fewer, so maybe you can offset the loss of me. smile Best wishes to you in the future, buddy!

    5. Eurofile profile image95
      Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this, Peggy.
      Bill, where do I start? Thank you so much for all the support, advice and encouragement that you have given me and so many others on HubPages. You will be greatly missed. What an achievement to get to 400 mailbags of good sound advice.
      The new website looks great. I look forward to following you all on your travels. Is there a way to subscribe for updates or do I just need to check it out regularly.
      I wish you well on your travels.

  2. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Well, all good things have to come to an end, and the mailbag was certainly one of those.  Bill, yours has been a wonderful journey at HubPages and I am sure all your friends will be following you on Facebook, or your new site, YouTube etc.
    Happy Trails to you, Bev, and the dogs. Have fun traveling and exploring this ‘wonderful world.’ I will do my best to write something for your final challenge.
    Thank you for sharing this, Peggy.

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John, nothing I can right now would adequately express what I'm feeling. It has been an honor to read your works over the years. I miss the porch poems and I'm very disappointed in HP for making the decisions they have made.  But we move forward, always forward, and I know your poetry will live on long after HP has been laid to rest. Thank you for your friendship.

  3. Gianella Labrador profile image84
    Gianella Labradorposted 2 years ago

    wow another reason to write something worthy! Thank you for the challenge Mr, Bill. I have some plans coming, 12 more articles to reach my goal of 50 by April. Thank you for the challenge!

    God willing and God driven to all your escapades, adventures, and wanders. Keep safe always.

    Thank you for sharing Peggy!

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Gianella, that is wonderful news, and best of luck with those twelve upcoming articles. I will look for your response to my challenge.

      Best wishes to you always, and thank you!

  4. Pamela99 profile image90
    Pamela99posted 2 years ago

    Well Bill, I don't know how to say goodbye as you have been so inspirational for me for so many years on Hubpages. Plus, I consider you a good friend. I believe anyone reading your Mailbag had to learn some things. I has been a wonderful series. Of Course! I will follow you to your new site, so in some way this is not a goodbye. I wish you all the best.

    Thanks for posting the Mailbag Peggy.

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No goodbyes, Peggy!  Friends don't say goodbye, and you are a true friend. I will catch you down the road for sure.  Have a superb week ahead, and thank you for everything.

  5. Gianella Labrador profile image84
    Gianella Labradorposted 2 years ago

    I will always also remember your quote that writing is a living legacy that the society needs more than ever. It isn't about making money, it's more of a purpose in life. We mirror the society, we tell stories, describe all of them in the most creative or hurtful truth possible, we transcribe what we see, what we hear, what we smell, what we feel, and what our guts tell us, even same for others as if we are their interpreters. Yes, writing articles and making books can make you money, but it's more than rewarding and fulfilling to have a legacy, to have an impact on others, to make a difference, impose a change on people's lives, and that whatever has written will be passed on to various generations and that it will always be remembered.

    In ancient times, people have to remember everything as they have to chant it and pass it on to their succeeding generations, writing was not introduced to them yet. But today, I took importance of how much writing and taking down notes can do to make our lives easier and transparent. Transparent I mean, when our memories gets sometimes rather filtered. Sometimes what we remember is slightly different from what has happened especially if we have conditions. It's better to have written evidence than regret it later. As people may think we are making things up when it's the other way around.

    Great advice and a reminder that I needed. I was reminded of what was my dream and goal as a writer I should be as I age. Thank you Mr. Bill.

    God Bless you on your new journey and chapter in Life.

    All the best. Take lots of videos and pictures. Treasure them. But don't forget to enjoy the moment too while you're at it.

    Regards smile

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Gianellla, you described this thing called writing perfectly. I could not do a better job of summarizing what it is we writers do.  Beautiful choice of words, my young friend.  Yes, you will do just fine in keeping this legacy alive, and I thank you for your dedication to the craft.

  6. bdegiulio profile image96
    bdegiulioposted 2 years ago

    A great way to end this amazing series you created that has touched all of us.  I have already checked out your new website and I am impressed and will be following your adventures closely.  My wife wants to do what you and Bev are going to be doing, traveling the country in an RV, so I will be paying close attention to how it goes.  And I fully expect a visit when that RV rolls into New England.

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Heck, Bill, if you and your wife are going to do it, we can meet in the middle. LOL  Thanks my friend. You have been loyal to this series since Day One, and I greatly appreciate it.  I will see you on the highways and byways sooner rather than later.

  7. Misbah786 profile image85
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

    Sir, a lovely final installment of mailbag. I really enjoyed reading it, and I really like your blog website. Following your blog as well as your YouTube channel. The photos you've posted on your website are absolutely stunning. I'd miss you on Monday, but why say goodbye when I can now follow you on your website? I just want to read something from you, so whether it's on or off HP doesn't matter; what matters is that you're still around. Sir, May God continue to bless you abundantly. Ameen! By the way, I really liked that photo with the 'Aww' caption on your blog; I really liked it and said Aww... All I want for you is to be blessed, healthy, and to smile. I am not going to say a Goodbye! smile
    Many blessings and love to you and your family.

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Misbah, I will be following you, and watching you grow as a writer, so look over your shoulder from time to time and give me a wave. smile  Hugs and blessings to you always, young lady. Thank you for the memories.

  8. AliciaC profile image94
    AliciaCposted 2 years ago

    Best wishes for the future, Bill. I hope you enjoy writing on your new website!

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Linda!  I'll see you in BC one of these days.

  9. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 2 years ago

    Thanks Bill for another great read.And Thanks for all your motivation and taking time to read my articles.I would really miss you at HP. and best of luck in your new journey.

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate that very much, Ravi! Best of luck on HP. I hope you find everything you want in your writing career.  You are well on your way.

  10. Venkatachari M profile image86
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago

    Bill, my Brother!

    I liked this final mailbag expressing your love towards us. I am one of those who got much guidance through your mailbags. I always loved your feelings and emotions as revealed throughout your writings.

    I am happy that I am not going to miss you as I am a friend of yours on Facebook. I keep on looking at your timeline always.

    Wish you a happy journey through those new endeavors. And, wish you both a happy, long life

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are a good man, Venkatachari M, and a fine friend. I am honored to call you a friend, and I look forward to many more years of our mutual friendship and admiration. Thank you, sir!

  11. boxelderred profile image90
    boxelderredposted 2 years ago

    Bill - the Mailbag and Monday morning coffee were perfect go-togethers.  I'll have to fill that new gap elsewise now, and I've not yet decided how.  In any case, your weekly presence here on HP will be missed, of course.  Different is not all bad.  Your next chapter will be exciting and fun for you and Bev...and this one can and should remain a fond memory of another day gone by.  We will miss you, my friend.  Be well, and keep up the good work in your next venture.

    1. billybuc profile image85
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are a good man, Greg, and I appreciate you. I am glad we have become friends, and I guarantee we will sit down, in person, and have a great visit one of these days.

      Catch you down the road, buddy!

 
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