Remembering Uncle Bill and Rusty

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by Yangdu, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    As this month slowly slips by, I cannot help thinking about the
    saddest day of my life. March 28 is the day Uncle Bill, my beloved
    husband, and Rusty, our close friend and forum moderator, died,
    within 12 hours of each other.

    Please hold them both in your hearts and minds today so they will
    know that we still love them both and we will not forget them.

    I know that if they are looking down on us, they will see that we are
    continuing to build what Uncle Bill started many years ago. Thank
    you all for your support.
  2. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    A sad day indeed. Thank You for the kind reminder Auntie.
    Especially since it reminded me to sticky the Uncle Bill and Rusty memorial thread into the Cantina.

    Always thinking of you Uncle and Rusty. Please know that we are doing our best.
    A big THANK YOU to all our friends here for your support these many years. We are truly blessed.
  3. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Smoke and good thoughts going up for our friends who have walked west before us. I think of them often.
  4. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    I feel a sense of loss about them, but, really, feel lucky to have had such lights in my life.

    Glad Bill got out of the pain; glad Rusty didn't linger on and on.

    Neat highlights in my memories.

  5. Dirtbiker


    Jul 2, 2010
    I'm too new to have known them but I can see what they wrote/created and can't help but think they were great men.

    Blessings to you on your day of rememberance.
  6. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thank you for the reminder. It's been a few years now, and I still miss them. Strange really, I haven't bought a khukuri since 2005, but I continue to visit this place because of the memories I have of Uncle Bill and Rusty.
  7. bargs


    Jun 26, 2010
    i did not know these two men,but from what i have read,seemed to be fine gentleman,wish i could have known them,miss.yangdu is without a doubt the most polite lady i have ever dealt with online.blessings to her and her family.
  8. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Two men who lived well.
  9. Berkley


    May 5, 1999
    Smoke for Uncle Bill and Rusty.
  10. leebrewer


    Apr 21, 2008
    I will bless all my Khukuri with smoke and sing a song with the fire.
  11. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000

  12. Gorog


    Mar 4, 2011
    As many people here have said before, I will say now: Words don't work. They don't replace both the memory of those who lived in their presence, and lives, of the men who passed on this day, years ago. I won't say anymore than this...because, again, words don't work.
    Peace, Auntie Yangdu, and to all who suffer.
  13. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010
    Two great men with GREAT sense of humor...and GREAT wisdom.
  14. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    Both my elder and younger brother walking west in 12 hours of each other. I doubt that I'll ever be able to put words as to how I, like everyone else, felt that day and ever since... :(
  15. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Jul 30, 2004
    We remember ...


  16. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Thank you all for your continue good thoughs to Uncle Bill and Rusty
  17. DocH


    May 6, 2006
    Greetings Auntie,

    Sandy and I just want to say We are So Glad that We know You, and in a way Know Uncle Bill and Rusty.
    Thank-You for All that You are.

    Ed n Sandy
  18. Shann


    Sep 2, 2004
    I heard from Danny in Japan, and that got me thinking about all I've gained from my time here, and all of the friends that I have never met but share so much with here. I'll never forget Uncle Bill walking a noob through the selection of a khukri and how he said that he found one that was just right for me.
  19. Spectre


    Nov 3, 1998
    I have a WWII and FN FAL. I remember.

  20. akabu


    Jul 11, 2000
    WWII picked for me by Bill with me on All my trips I Remember and a trip with Rusty.

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