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.