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Flowers left for William Swofford
Its been awhile since I posted here I generally did so as my Mother (Cheryl) who wasn't very computer knowledgable. She has listed several notes for Bill in particular as she not only considered herself a fan, but a friend of Bill Swofford as well.The reason for her not recently posting anything was in late 2008 she was diagnosed with Uteran cancer, which she battled through the first half of 2009...in July she suffered a series of strokes, and we moved her in to our home and cared for her until her passing in October of 09. She was 54.As her son I know she would have wanted me to add a note here (I can practically hear her yelling at me now for waiting so long), however when she passed I just couldn't...sorrow was part of it, but wrapping up her personal effects (which still is being worked on now nearly a year later) became very consuming. At the beginning of this year 2010 her mother, my grandmother (92 years old) started having issues and became bed ridden. She passed away in early August.As her son I know she would have wanted me to post for her (as she found some solice in some people who were fans, friends and family of Olivers also post here) and it shames me to be doing so at this late a date but as stated I was a little busy caring for both of them.Well since Bill's passing she often stated that she had, had contact with him from the afterlife and that one of the things he was excited about was that we go on. She believed even before she was diagnosed his passing and subsequent communications with here were to prepare her for the rough road ahead (at the time I didn't believe that) and the next life...which is hard to argue consider she has passed now as well.I know since his passing she had not been the same, part of her went with him on that day as she often reminded us she knew something was wrong before reports had even started to filter in of Bill's passing on CBS FM NY or when we found out via AP...now all of her is there, and maybe she has once again found him as he was someone important in her life and took an interest in her as a friend when as a celebrity at that time in his life he didn't have to do. She often credited him as being a beacon of hope when she had none.Rest easy Bill, Mom, and now Grandma.
- Edward
 Added: Sep. 10, 2010

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