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Sunday, September 24, 2006
Very Sad News
This morning I received the email I knew would come someday yet prayed it wouldn't. A wonderful, sweet, kind, caring, intelligent and gentle man has died.

Last September we had our 30th class reunion this very weekend. A good friend told me that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier in the year and had been given 6 weeks to live. Yet, here he was, hale and hearty and cancer free. I don't know why but, I had a shiver of dread go through me. I have known people who live long lives after being successfully treated for stomach cancer, so I should have been optimistic. But I wasn't.

Earlier this year I got word that his cancer was back. Yesterday I had thoughts of this wonderful man come into my head for no apparent reason. I thought about sending another card. Now I know it will be a card of condolences to his wife and family. For yesterday the world lost a very special man;

Bill Huskisson, may you rest in peace. I will always think of you with love as you were one of the first people in Hinsdale to accept me when I was the new kid in school. An outsider (and a strange one at that) in a world of very tight cliques, I was not someone who most people would bother with. But you did.

We never did run in the same circles but you still made it a point to be a friend. After we grew up and married, you encouraged me to encourage my son to follow his dream of being a coach as you followed that same dream. Jamie continues to follow that dream and I thank you for easing my mind.

Good-bye dear friend. I will see you on the other side.....


Bill Huskisson, Sept. 2005
posted by Teri Springer @ 11:19 AM  
  • At 6:55 AM, Blogger kathy said…

    the picture speaks volumes..laughing eyes, warm smile. I'm sorry this had to happen.

  • At 6:10 PM, Blogger teri springer said…

    Thanks Kathy. You are right. I got a great shot that really showed Bill as he was. A kind soul in a defensive tackle's body. We've decided our new class motto will be: Suck it up! One of Bill's favorite expressions.


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About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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