Overwhelming kindness……

2 years, 4 months ago 19
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Most mornings Sherelene and I have enjoyed a great breakfast delivered to our room and eaten on the patio, over looking the Caribbean Sea!  This morning Sherelene contacted the chef and had a Birthday Breakfast surprise for me, and she got me, I was really surprised!  The service at the Ritz Carlton is wonderful and they went all out to make this morning extra special!  What a sweetheart my bride she is!!



What a great way to start a day in which I have to face that I’m now 72!!!!  I never dreamed I would live this long, and I’m thrilled to be here, I pray, serving Him!  Let me thank my bride for her 48 years of being the greatest partner ever!  Next week on Valentine’s day we celebrate our 48th Anniversary!  I want to thank my wonderful family for all the love they have shared with me, and my 6 great, wonderful grandchildren, many of whom are not children anymore, and are now true friends!!!!


Next let me thank dear friends like Jack Graham, Jim Haverstock, Jim Begley, Carl Turner, Charles Stanley, and I better stop here before I leave someone very important out!!!!!  So many wonderful friends and you know who you are!!!!  To my brother Homer, who just retired and now we can actually have time to spend time together!!!!


On this, my 72nd year of this life,  I have so much to be thankful for, most of all, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with out whose Grace and Forgiveness this life would be meaningless!


I might make an image or two later today, but for now, I need to recover from that chocolate cake!!!!!!




the pilgrim

19 Responses

  1. Homer aFortney says:

    Happy Birthday Brother!! To celebrate I am going golfing today in your honor! Would rather be in the Islands with you but it is what it is!

  2. Wayne Bennett Jr says:

    Happy Birthday Bill! Have a good day!

  3. PointReyes says:

    Happy Birthday, Bill.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. 🙂

  4. Jim says:

    72 years young. Bill you are an American Classic and I can’t thank you enough for what you have meant to me. HIS Light was a wonderful ideal and I thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it.
    Have a great Birthday and safe travels back to the states and give Sherelene a hug for us.

  5. admin says:

    I agree it was a great thing, God, through us touched a lot of lives, still is!!! I would be happy to deliver that hug!!!!

  6. Diane Oliver says:

    Happy Birthday! Your card awaits you at home. Give my sister a hug❤

  7. David W. says:

    Happy birthday, Bill. May you have many, many more.

  8. Jeff Martyka says:

    Happy Birthday, my friend! I’m enjoying seeing the well-deserved fun you are having.

  9. Jack Graham says:

    Ritz Carlton! Did you hit the lottery?…. no squirrel there!
    anyhow I hope you had a great Bday
    Can’t wait for RTE66 soon
    Flying back in 1 he from Japan after a great workshop!
    Love to all

    • admin says:

      Actually they had Caribbean Squirrel, a little gamey but more meat!!!!!
      ‘m sure you’re safely home now, can’t wait to hit the Mother Road with you!

  10. Dick Ginkowski says:

    Happy birthday (on the day I got my first Social Security check) young man!

    (You don’t want to know how many calories are in that breakfast.)

  11. Kevin Fitzsimons says:

    Happy Birthday a little late Bill. You said you didn’t think you’d live to 72, but you have the top reason people live so long covered in spades. I just read yesterday that the top reason people live a long life is friendships with people you can share life events with. You certainly have that covered with your family and an extensive list of close friends. And, of course, your faith. I hope you have many more years ahead of you.

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