To Mr. Bill Bodenhamer,
I am so sorry for your loss and emphasize with you. I have been reading your commentaries for a long time and always enjoy reading them. Please don’t stop writing! It will help you through the tough times. Yes, you will miss your dear, sweet wife and there will be times when you will be so lonely you cannot stand it, but pick up the phone and call a friend. Wake them up! They are not doing anything anyway. Keep active and keep writing. You have a reader here, and so many more people who enjoy reading your stories. We want to know what happened in these little towns back when you were younger; what stores and businesses were here back through the decades, the movers and shakers that helped form these little towns, and the funny stuff too. You have a lot of stories to share. These young kids and young adults today may not seem interested in history today, but tomorrow they will be digging for it. It would be nice for them to find out who Bill Bodenhamer was and learn how things use to be in their home town. After all, I use to one of those kids and now I am finding your articles and reading them. Keep having coffee with your coffee hounds. There is nothing like hearing a bunch of farmers and ranchers getting together for coffee and talking about the good old days.
Kids need to see you, overhear you, and remember when, too.
Kathleen F. Roe
1224 Park Place
Quincy, IL 62301