Bill was a member here and one of the first people on other boards to take me under wing when i started collecting a few years back
Bill touched the lives of many people from all over the world and always took the time to teach and answer questions no matter how small or how complex they could end up being. I recall many hours of video chatting with him, where he would show some of his vast collection. If my little one happened by and took an interest in what Bill had to show he would pack it up and mail them to her..
His kindness rekindled a faith in humanity that was (and at times still is) greatly lacking. last year he passed away suddenly and we created an award in his honor. i give this award out to members who are nominated by others, or who i feel have influenced me or my family in some way.
For example you sir... you have always been kind, shared your information with anyone who was willing to listen, and have always brought up topics that have brought up conversations with my kids that have lasted for hours..
Post by Philatarium on Aug 21, 2014 17:10:20 GMT -5
First, and most importantly, how great it is that you commemorate someone who had such a positive impact on your experience with philately, for you and your family! There are a few people like that in the hobby, but we definitely need more of them.
(And, as I know you and others know, there are other boards where sequestering one's knowledge or using it to belittle another's question seems to be a form of sport.)
Second, I don't know if I'm a deserving recipient of the award, and I'm wondering if you've got me confused with another "Philatarium" somewhere , but I'll graciously and gratefully accept. It's a very nice way of building community on this board. Thank you, sincerely, very much.
Finally, if I can ever get a round tuit, I might end up being a scan bomber on here someday. Lots of scans, lots of stamps to show!
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