11 March 2009

BILLY

I can't believe you're gone. I can't believe I let four years go by without visiting. I thought I had forever. I'm sorry you never met my kids; they would've loved their Grandpa Billy. I'm sorry I didn't keep in touch like I should have. I'm sorry I took it for granted that we'd have plenty of time later.

I have so many great memories to hold on to. Summer was always the best! Your corny 50s music while we tanned by the pool. Tequila shots into the wee hours of the morning - me, Ginger, Ana, Linda & you - in your always stocked bar, singing the corny 50s music. Everytime you turned the stereo on, we all rolled our eyes; we knew what was coming! It made me crazy that you chewed with your mouth open! Linda & I would look at each other and laugh. I love the way you said 'tree' for the number three - that cracked me up.

I'm gonna miss you Billy. I love you. And I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to tell you. I'm so happy I got to call you 'friend' - I am better for having known you.

I promise to stay in touch with Linda.

See ya in heaven.

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