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#101 Shanghai

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 06:16 AM

Thanks Jeb.  I'm certain your visit was a happy occasion for Bill.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:31 AM

An update on our friend Bill:

 

 Bill's health is not improving as well as we all wished it would.  He is being transferred from the rehab facility to a nursing home.

 

Please continue to keep Bill in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Mike


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:18 AM

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:44 AM

Thanks Mike! Everyone who knows and loves Bill will have him in their thoughts and prayers!
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:43 PM

A bit of good news-according to Bill's sister Peggy, for the moment he will remain at the rehab facility. I gather it will be a day by day decision.

 

Thank you all.

 

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:52 PM

:)



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:11 AM

Bill's sister updated me this morning.  About a week ago,Bill took a turn for the worse.  Please pray for Bill and for his family. The next couple of days will be very hard time for them.  


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:00 PM

Thanks Betty! Well be thinking about our friend Bill and sending good thoughts to him and his family!
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:01 PM

Well heck. That doesn't sound so good. We'll keep him in the family in our thoughts and prayers.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:58 AM

Prayers going out to Bill!
Hang in there buddy.
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

Bill, praying for your speedy recovery. We need you back on the forum. I thouroughly enjoyed talking with you in Atlanta about one of our favorite trains, L&N/NC&StL Dixie Flyer.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:02 PM

Bill, if you are able to read this Forum, I havent forgotten you. I still come down to Atlanta each year during April, stay at Crowne Plaza Ravinia, go to the Atlanta Symphony , and visit my several friends in the area. I have checked your Church's bulletin for any updates on your condition; they ask for prayers, and even if my religion is other than Roman Catholic, I hope mine are welcome.

I look forward to the day when we can meet again at MARTA Dunwoody and have a Breakfast together; GBN

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:51 PM

I recently received an update from Bill's sister regarding Bill's condition.  He is still in a nursing home in Atlanta and has been in hospice for 10 months.  He is thin, but his face "looks good.. no wrinkles," according to his sister.  :)

 

He can barely speak above a whisper, so he is unable to speak on the phone.  

 

He welcomes Railfan visitors.  The nursing home may be reached by MARTA, which makes visiting fairly easy.  If anyone that knows Bill will be in Atlanta and would like to visit him, please either contact me or Bill's sister, if you know her. Thank you. 

 

I know we are all thinking about Bill and sending our warm thoughts to him.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

Thanks Penny! Hopefully some of Bill's train friends will get to visit with him!

Those of us that know Bill know what a Prince of a fellow he is!
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:31 PM

Just got word that Bill has passed away earlier this evening. :(


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:37 PM

:( :( :(

Sorry to hear that! :(

Edited by the_traveler, 23 October 2017 - 11:38 PM.

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 23 October 2017 - 11:41 PM

Just got word that Bill has passed away earlier this evening. :(


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Oh no. :( 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:49 PM

Just got word that Bill has passed away earlier this evening. :(


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We'll see you on the other side of the tracks Bill. 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:03 AM

Bill was a friendly man and a great resource on the history of passenger rail who will be missed by many, but it's honestly rather comforting to think he no longer has to worry about his capabilities or the nature of his future.  I understand that each person has a different reaction to death, but having watched a family member cling to a perpetually confused and seemingly meaningless existence I'm actually calmed and heartened to hear that Bill has passed away.  Hopefully his family had the opportunity to make peace with his loss.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:46 AM

:(

DA, I agree. I felt it was a blessing when my husband died after all he had gone through.


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