Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Quantum Quack, Aug 11, 2016.
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Sadly, yes, it is true, Quantum Quack.
We were informed by Billy T's wife that Billy passed away on the 5th of August.
The Sciforums community was blessed with his contributions over the years and will sadly miss him. My condolences to his family and all those who have and will suffer his loss. R.I.P Billy T Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
Oh my gosh, no. I'm sitting here stunned. I just loved his posts. He was such a wonderful person. My condolences to his family. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
And now I'm speechless !
Death is said to be an illusion of change. It was said by a friend, "We are not just a physical body having a physical experience, we are a spirit having a physical experience." There is one spirit having individual physical bodies. We are all in this together no matter the appearance. Blind nature is not the same as God.
He was the only member with whom I could practice my Portuguese.
In a more serious vein, Billy was a good citizen. He lived in Baltimore (Maryland's largest city, about 50 miles north of Washington DC) in the early 1950s. He participated in the lunch-counter sit-ins that comprised one of the first stirrings of the civil rights movement for African-Americans.
He was at least ten years older than me (b. 1943). I didn't get involved in the civil rights movement until the 1960s.
Hoo-rah! He is missed.
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