Reflections From The Front Porch: On Saying Goodbye

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  1. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 2 years ago

    Bill has written an heartfelt article that I am sure all his fans want to read. It is excellent, of course. … ng-Goodbye

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are very kind, Pamela. Thank you for this and for all you do for this community of writers.

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

      Hello Bill!
      This was a heartfelt read, especially your association with Pixie and Frank.
      I am so grateful to know you and I truly value your friendship. HubPages has given long lasting memories, for which I am thankful.
      We will be in touch, always. Thank you so much.
      Thanks Pamela, for sharing this in the forum.
      My best wishes to both of you.

      1. billybuc profile image86
        billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Chitrangada Sharan, one of my true regrets is that I will not be able to meet, in person, some of my best online friends, such as yourself. I would love to be able to sit with you, as friends do, and get to know you better.

        Thank you for your friendship!

    3. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Pamela!
      And to you Bill. What a great story of love, friendship, and connection, with a cherished pet, and a cherished old friend. Had me in tears. Shh..don’t tell anyone. A fond farewell to you.

      1. billybuc profile image86
        billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I won't tell anyone, but I am touched by your admission.  My best to you always, my friend. Thank you!

  2. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 2 years ago

    Hi Bill,

    Your circle of friends has widened since the days of Pixie being your furry companion and friend.  Sorry for your loss of Frank, and may your best friend rest in peace.  I can feel the warmth of your memories in this post, and thank Pamela for sharing it.

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Peggy! I take friendships very seriously, and I relish the ones I have, including you, one of my best online friends.  May our friendship last for many years to come.

  3. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    This was wonderful article to say goodbye to HubPages and your friends here that have been part of your life for, what is it,12 years.
    It has been a pleasure being one of those and I have learned a lot from you and become a much better writer.
    Good luck in this next exciting phase of your life, Bill. We will keep in touch.
    Thanks for sharing,Pamela.

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John, you are a treasure, and I greatly appreciate your friendship.  We will keep in touch for sure. i Plan on being a productive writer for many years to come, as I'm sure you will be.

  4. MariaMontgomery profile image91
    MariaMontgomeryposted 2 years ago

    Thank you, Pamela, for sharing this. Thank you Bill, for this beautiful article. Although I have followed you here on HP for years, I feel as if I am just lately getting to know you a bit, as there was a long period of time I didn't log on or even check my HP account. I regret that now, but as you said, we move on. Best of luck to you, and please do check in with us now and then. I'll watch for your posts on Facebook, too.

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Maria, no regrets.  We are friends now and into the future, and that is a nice thought as this chilly day unfolds.  Thank you for your friendship, and I will catch you down the Road of Life sooner rather than later.

  5. Carb Diva profile image94
    Carb Divaposted 2 years ago

    Pamela, thank you for sharing this and Bill, thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories. I know you and I are not saying goodbye to each other, but my heart is heavy nonetheless. You will be missed here.

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know, Linda, but it is time.  We will stay in touch, and that is a blessing for sure, and if I ever really need a Linda fix, I know how to find your house. smile

    2. surovi99 profile image83
      surovi99posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I loved your article, Bill, saying goodbye from the front of your old porch. I liked also the reflections of those who you loved so much during your childhood: your Dad, Pixie and Frank who eventually you had to part with. Now here you are parting goodbyes with us for a better, prospective future. I wish you all the best on your new journey. Like I said before, you will be missed.

      Thank you, Pamela, for sharing Bill's work with us.

      1. billybuc profile image86
        billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so very much, Rosina!  I'm sure this is not goodbye, but just a slightly different direction in my literary travels.  I will still see you from time to time.

  6. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for creating this forum discussion, Pamela.

    Mr. Bill, this is so heartfelt. Sir, I really don't have any words to express my emotions. I can just say that it's always hard to say Goodbye. I know it's equally hard for you as well. I wish you all the best smile

    Blessings always!!

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Misbah, you have been a bright light on HP this past year, and it has been my honor to watch you grow as a writer and watch you flourish as a human being. Thank you for that.

      Blessings and love always


  7. AliciaC profile image94
    AliciaCposted 2 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute to Pixie and Frank! I enjoyed reading the article very much. Thank you for sharing it, Pamela.

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Linda, thank you for your lovely words, and thank you for your friendship these past years.  If you ever make it down to Washington, you better let me know. I'm buying you lunch!

  8. boxelderred profile image89
    boxelderredposted 2 years ago

    Bill - fitting, I suppose, that one of your last efforts on here would bring tears to this old man’s eyes.  Trite and cliche, perhaps, but true nevertheless.  It’s a happy story about beginnings and endings, and it marks this particular sad ending, so I guess that’s part of what moved me.  But also it’s true that my tears weren’t just sadness coming to the surface.  There is good in all that’s past, there is yet more good to come for you.  Look forward to hearing (perhaps in person, one day) about some paragraphs in your next chapter…so happy for you, my friend, even though we will miss you.  Best.  gmc

    1. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Greg, thank you! I think there are some tears worth shedding in all of us. I was reading this to Bev and I actually teared up, and I'm the one who wrote the damned thing. LOL  I really do appreciate your kind words, and I appreciate you.  You are a good man!

  9. bdegiulio profile image96
    bdegiulioposted 2 years ago

    Wonderful tribute to Pixie and Frank.  I remember you writing about Frank a few years ago when he passed.  I’m sure he was a great friend to you and a wonderful human being, as are you.  And as far as our four-legged friends, they are the best.  Every kid should have a dog growing up.

  10. trusouldj profile image81
    trusouldjposted 2 years ago

    Amazing post. Sorry I didn't get to know him 10 years ago. But I'll be reading his old stories from now on. Simply beautiful.

  11. vidsagster profile image86
    vidsagsterposted 2 years ago

    Thanks Bill for this goodbye article. I enjoyed reading it. A very fitting tribute to your dear friend Frank and adorable pixie. Sad though we are that this series is going to end, we are nevertheless happy that we can look forward to reading many more  in your new website. I value your friendship and have learnt a lot from you. Glad that we will continue our interaction on Facebook. Wish you the very best in your future endeavours, dear friend. Stay blessed. Thanks Pamela for sharing.


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