My tribute to William (Bill)
Known by some gaming league members as 'silent Bill'
August 17th will be his 3rd birthday since he left us. It is so hard to believe it has been 3 years... so much has happened and so many changes, but one thing that never changes is that William is missed so much!
Bill and I met August 4th, 2003. We had 5 wonderful years together. We enjoyed so many things; camping, outings, and our BIG Event Every year was working at the Big Flea Market in Hastings, Minnesota. We spent most of the year making our craft items to display and sell at the Flea market. We would camp on site since it was about 60 miles from our home to the flea market, so this was our BIG ADVENTURE that we looked forward too every July. (Usually turned out to be the hottest week of the year too lol). He took so much pride and invested so much time on his craft projects and he loved selling them; it gave him such a feeling of accomplishment.
We also ran a store front in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin the rest of the year. (the only month we actually made money at it was the month I had to clear out our inventory after he passed away) - but it was “our place” and we could go there - at
usually spent playing board games with other store owners, while
waiting for more customers.
When Bill and I joined the gaming leagues, we had 2 computers, and on 1 of them the keyboard had broken, so he insisted on using that one, so I was like "whatever you want lol". So to talk he had to access the “on screen keyboard” and use the mouse to type, which he wasn’t too fond of, so he would usually say “good luck” and “good game” but other than that, he didn’t say much. This gave him the nick name “silent Bill”.
I remember Cat and Dar and Pauline (gaming league members) putting Bill up to some pranks to play on me. I am a night owl, so they would have him do things to me; from painting my toenails with acrylic paint, to banging pots and pans in my ears to wake me up (which usually only got me to glare at him before going back to sleep lol).
(by the way Cat and Dar, I still remember! I am still plotting my revenge lol)
Bill is truly missed!
1967 - February 15th, 2008
Forever in our hearts and minds!
Holly (pictured right) - This was taken one night when I was staying at my parents house (between homes) and my nephew in-law had dished up ice cream and dropped one on the floor. I am so glad he got a picture of it. She snatched that ice cream cone up and was hiding (doesn’t she just look guilty? lol). That was my baby girl! Miss you Holly!
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