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#21 caravanman

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:10 AM

Bill, you were the first person to respond to my very first posting on AU !  Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Oh no Mr. Bill!

Seriously though I hope you recover quickly.

The forum just isn't the same without your knowledge.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

According to Bill's sister...

 

Bill's health is improving and he thanks everyone for the well wishes.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:38 AM

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:39 AM

:)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:05 AM

Bill is improving with physical therapy and hopeful of being moved to an assisted living home where he can see the Amtrak rails.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

Great to hear your getting better Bill!
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

Good to hear!:) At least he can see the rails, it would be better if he could ride the rails!:)

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Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

Aloha

 

Hope he can also hear the Horn that kind of music will help get better

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:24 PM

:) Great News!


 
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

That is GREAT news. Bill is a great resource and also a great person!



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

That's it!  Bill is the inspiration for a new form of assisted living: specially-equipped train cars!  There'll be a therapy area at one end of the car, wheelchair-accessible showers, a new rank of rail staff certified as caregivers and nursing assistants, and an on-board nurse available at all times.  Regular train passengers from other cars can be treated by the staff medical personnel for an additional fee.  Walkers have extra sets of wheels on side legs to make them extra stable as the train jostles.  And resident medical records will be kept at hospitals at all stops along the line, just in case immediate care is needed.  A superb concept, Bill!  You of course should get a cut for making it all possible.  Even better, you should have a paid position as senior rail staff mentor.

 

I'm glad to make your virtual acquaintance, Bill, and very best wishes to you for your continued recovery.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:29 PM

Bill,

 

I hope you make up all the ground - and more - involved in your "setback" so you can give us more detail than euphemism on what happened and how you're doing, just as you would give us the appreciated factual details on steam and other railroading.

 

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Here's Bill topside aboard Metra at AU's first Gathering, with J1-3235 (Mike), AlanB, and (I think) Trogdor (Robert); part of the gang remaining after the shop tour and lunch to make the Sunday afternoon run out to Elgin.  WhoozPhoto, 10-14-07.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

I just heard from Bill's sister.  She said Bill will be moving into his new apartment this weekend.  I assume that will be his assisted living apartment.  I view this as positive news.  :)

 

Thanks Patrick for posting that great photo.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

:cool: Great News! And I agree, Good Pic Patrick! :hi: (One Question: you show a date of 10-14-10 on the Pic but wasn't the 2010 Gathering in St. Louis??(My First Gathering)


 
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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

One Question: you show a date of 10-14-10 on the Pic but wasn't the 2010 Gathering in St. Louis??(My First Gathering)

 

Good eye, my mistake, corrected in original post.  Amtrak Unlimited's First Annual Gathering (some people were skeptical then about the "annual" bit!) was held at Chicago, in October, 2007.  Here's Bill in the group shot taken after getting off the bus and before walking to wait for the Sunday shop tour...

 

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Bill Haithcoat is at left on the ground.  OMG was I ever FAT back then!!  It was seeing such pics of myself that made me work - successfully - back to my normal weight.  WhoozPic, 10-14-07.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

It certainly is good to hear that Bill is doing so much better. I'm praying for a full & quick recovery!


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

It is so weird seeing Alan with a flip phone.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

It is so weird seeing Alan with a flip phone.

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

It is so weird seeing Alan with a flip phone.


Until the current iPhone 3GS, every cell phone that I had ever owned was a Motorola flip phone. I even had a hands free device for my first Motorola flip phone before it was fashionable to have a hands free device. It was this huge, clunky thing that I slipped my phone into and then donned a wired headset. Cost me like $200 IIRC, and it was money well spent!
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