It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, September 19, 2011

A very sad day for me..

I just received word this morning that my old friend Bill passed away.  I have spoken of him before.  Bill and his wife Annie were good friends that lived just down the street from Jim and me for many years.  He has been battling stage 4 cancer for a couple of years now.  Bill and Jim were best friends.  When Jim died Bill told me it was like he had lost a brother.  Jim and Bill would sit on the back porch for hours discussing the worries of the world, and how they would solve them.  I would carry them a glass of iced tea every now and then and visit for a minute and then leave them to carry on.

Annie, my heart is broken for you and there are tears on my cheeks as I am typing this.  Bill, may you rest in peace.  Annie, take comfort with me in knowing that two great guys are now sitting on a porch in heaven. 

Red heart  Beth


  1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences to both you and Annie. I wish I was there to give you both a big hug. An online hug for you both.

  2. Blessings and my condolences.
    They are together again, catching up, looking out for their girls. You both have added guardian angels.

    Have a peaceful and loved day/

  3. What a wonderful post for your friends. Much love with you and your friend and prayers also.

    You can just see them know rocking together :)

  4. Sorry to hear this Beth, thinking of you and lifting in prayer

    Hugs Nita

  5. Oh Beth I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy. You and Annie are in my prayers.

  6. Picturing them chatting on a porch together sipping on iced tea made my eyes tear up and I have never met either of them. Prayers for Annie and everyone who loved him.

  7. Oh, Beth, I know you and Annie are hurting. My heart goes out to you both and your families. Life just keeps changing, doesn't it. Nothing is forever. But you have your memories. God bless you and Annie and others of Bill's family. Hugsfrom Bertie

  8. Oh Beth I am so sorry! Your last line of your post is so sweet and I know its true. I know in my heart that Your Husband welcomed his friend home with open arms.
    I will pray for your friend.
    Blessings, Joanne

  9. Thinking of you and your friend Beth, at this sad time

  10. Sorry to hear this sad news my condolences to both you and Annie.
    Big Hugs,

  11. What a shocking thing, Twin, to read this morning. I am so sorry-- and I do know how sad you are as like most of us, have been in that position too. I send my condolences to Annie, God keep His arms around her, and to you in the loss of a dear friend. I remember your talking of him many times through our friendship.


  12. I am so sorry you lost a good friend; the older we get the more often we have to say goodbye.

    On a different note, I can see that you have plenty to occupy you through the winter. happy Reading!

  13. Hello dear Beth!
    Read the sad news to your page.
    My deepest sympathy to you both.
    It warms my heart that you look up to me now and then.
    Thanks, Dad feel much better. He will take the stitches under his eye in the morning.
    Next week he will get a walker, hopes it will be easier for him.
    Take care

  14. So sorry I'm late to post here my friend. I've been off the grid part time these days but it surely not because I don't care. Grace to you. May the love of your many friends be a suave to your heart. God bless you.


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