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standing with Bill Pope


I’ve admittedly struggled with the sense of posting about Bill Pope today.

it’s the one year anniversary that we lost Bill and his son Bryce to a treacherous curve on a darkened road here in Alpharetta. my last communication with him that very evening was a series of brief text messages (probably in the hands of Bryce, and dictated by Bill). I distinctly recall being in the moment, with Bill. that’s important, to me.

I like what I wrote last year: taken aback by Bill Pope. and, I think I’ll stand with that, and add only a few additional thoughts…

I don’t know that Bill’s reputation will grow in legend. but, it certainly will by inspiration, if not Bryce’s great promise. Bill and Jane did a great job with that one.

some men are good at trying to make a point. others can make a difference. my thinking is that Bill made it a point to make a difference.

I miss you Bill. you were my friend. and, man, you were a really good friend like only a man’s man can be. a stalwart, and true.

I keep hoping I’ll round a corner, and there you’ll be, hands in trouser pockets, with shoulders rolled forward standing in those saddle shoes with a silly grin on your face – and, a  look in those eyes dancing with naught but the promise of adventure.

my “red-headed-Errol-Flynn-like-friend”, Bill Pope.

peace to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork


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