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THE FIRST 48 HOURS

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The first 48 hours are critical in any new endeavor. Whether finding a kidnap victim, solving a crime…or moving into a new crib, the first 48 hours really count. With that in mind, I’m happy to report Bill is settling into his new digs like a Seminole wind blowing like a long-lost friend.

This is one of his favorite jams 

Bill’s a pretty deep cat. The first time turning me on to this,  he went into great detail about the details of his native, American Indian heritage. Bill provided more history in two hours than ever learned in four years of high school.

Ever since the days of old
Men would search for wealth untold
They’d dig for silver and for gold
And leave the empty holes;
And way down south in the Everglades
Where the black water rolls and the saw grass waves
The eagles fly and the otters play
In the land of the Seminole;

Chorus
So blow, blow Seminole wind
Blow like you’re never gonna blow again
I’m callin’ to you like a long-lost friend
But I know who you are;
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy (pronounced: Meh-can-o-pee)
Blow across the home of the Seminole
The alligators and the gull

Progress came and took its toll
And in the name of flood control
They made their plans and they drained the land
Now the Glades are goin’ dry
And the last time I walked in the swamp
I stood up on a cypress stump
I listened close and I heard the ghost
Of Oseola cry

So blow, blow Seminole wind
Blow like you’re never gonna blow again
I’m callin’ to you like a long-lost friend
But I know who you are
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy (pronounced: Meh-can-o-pee)
Blow across the home of the Seminole
The alligators and the gull.

Seeing as how it was a righteous Indian Summer Day, the song fits well. We took a stroll/roll outside his new digs. Upon spotting this brand new van, he said;
“PRAISE GOD TIM! Let’s go…you drive”

Ah’…that would be “no” Bill. I just got off parole.

Maybe next time dude. It’s time for dinner…

Note the two orange juices…he’s already got em’ trained. Then, Pam & Chris rolled in….

After did-din, it was time to break out the guitar in his room so we could get our praise on…
We went on for 45 minutes or so….this was his expression after playing “Awake O’ Israel”

That’s a look of post-praise satiation.

You can visit Bill @

The Oaks at Woodfield

5370 East Baldwin Road

Grand Blanc, MI 48439

810-606-9950

Room 206

Basically he’s near the corner of Saginaw & E. Baldwin Roads off exit 106 heading north on I-75

Peace

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5 Comments

  1. Anita says:

    Bill’s HAPPY … this is wonderful!

    He deserves this very nice place, and it makes my heart happy to know he is there, and will be taken well and good care of.

    Great follow-up blog post Tim … you’re a blessing in Bill’s life, as he is also a blessing to you.

    Blessings to you Bill,
    Love & Hugs,
    Anita

  2. Rose says:

    This is fantastic Tim!! It was a beautiful Indian summer day, I’m so glad he was able to go out and enjoy the fresh air! We’ll be heading up today to see him. I’m grateful for all you’re doing including the Worship music, we may sing a couple songs but I make a joyful noise. He still loves it. :). God Bless You Tim

  3. Tammy says:

    Beautiful I am so glad this looks like it is going to work. I will be visiting next week. It is a long drive, but so worth it to see him in this nice setting and seeing the twinkle back in his eye.

  4. Jim Balogh says:

    He does look happy my friend. Are there more residents now?
    Keep up the good work my friend.

    • Tim Hurley says:

      Good Q Jimmy. Here’s how it works in this state. A new facility is initially allowed to move in five (5) residents. Then they come in and go through it with a fine tooth comb inspection. If they pass, then The Oaks is given a green light to move em’ in. Trilogy operates 74 places in the 5 state, great-lake region. So it’s not like they’re rookies. Everything is top drawer. I asked a staff member if they has a room for the Hurls.

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