the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly hidden in plain view in Key West, Birmingham, Alabama and beyond
Received word yesterday from an old Anniston, Alabama Vanderbilt fraternity brother that his 50-year friend and business associate Bill Featheringill (photo), of Birimingham, Alabama, had died yesterday morning. I went to Ramsay High School with Bill. He was my big brother in the fraternity. I wrote this to his friend of 50 years:
Mainly, I wonder why someone as good and uplifting and needed as “Feather” moved on, and someone with as checkered a past as mine is still here, doing things daily that Feather probably would shake his head over.
Bill has been a dear friend to all of us, and it was his sincere desire to keep up with and stay in touch with all of his classmates. He and his wife, Carolyn, have generously shared their home and hospitality with us numerous times. It was Bill’s desire and encouragement that spurred on our last two reunions. We will dearly miss him.
His funeral will be Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at Independent Presbyterian Church. There will be visitation with family prior to the service.
I am attempting to relay this information to all of our classmates with e-mails that we used at the last reunion. Some may be outdated, and I apologize. I have a new computer which deleted much of my updated information. You may want to pass on information to anyone whom you think may be omitted. I do not have emails for everyone.
Let us all hold Carolyn and their daughter, Liz and family, up in prayer as they deal with the unexpected loss of their beloved husband and father. God blesses us all with those we love. In this special season, let us realize our blessings in those who are dear to us.
Love to all,
Comments on yesterday’s Coconut Telegraph at bigpinekey.com, my replies in italics:
[Sloan Department] I know the voices aren’t real, but they have some great ideas.
Hmmm, how could voices that are not real have great ideas? How could a person not inside of Sloan know the voices are not real? Is the person who wrote that Sloan pretending to be someone else ?
[Capt Doom and Gloom] Cannabis Oh, now we have a PC correct name for Grass, Weed, Toke, Junk, and whatever pot heads call this narcotic. Been there gave it up years ago, why, because it is DOPE man, DOPE and never will be anything else. Booze (the Keys Disease) is bad enough, but breathing second hand head exhaust may get us all in the clink faster than 80 proof wawa! Ever try driving 4000 pounds of metal when stoned? DON’T!
Hmmm, ever try driving 4000 pounds of metal when drunk? I hitched a ride of about 1300 miles in August 1999 with a truck driver who smoked one joint after another, and he drove great. If he had been drinking booze, I would have told him to pull over and let me out. If everyone who drinks booze shifted to smoking dope, this would be a far kindler, gentler world. I don’t use either, but I know many people who drink, and many who smoke marijuana .
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Your Brother’s Keeper
“And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?” Genesis 4:9 King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
|Man Facing Southeast|
|Directed by||Eliseo Subiela|
|Produced by||Luján Pflaum Hugo E. Lauría|
|Screenplay by||Eliseo Subiela|
|Starring||Lorenzo Quinteros Hugo Soto|
|Music by||Pedro Aznar Andrés Boiarsky|
|Cinematography||Ricardo de Angelis|
|Editing by||Luis César d’Angiolillo|
|Distributed by||FilmDallas Pictures (United States) Production Company: Cinequanon Pictures|
|Running time||105 minutes|