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  1. Karen Mantooth
    September 3, 2015 @ 3:06 pm

    Wow!! Awesome story! Wonderful young couple who made so many people feel so good about this!! I know they are glad to see that your guitar is back in the strong hands where it belongs, & to know that many more songs will be written & played on it. I am sure Mr. Grammer is watching down & thinking this was such a miraculous thing to happen after so many years!! Good job Wendie & Mike Grauer!!

  2. Clint Ramsden
    September 3, 2015 @ 6:32 am

    Hi Bill how are things with you I seen that guitar u played with 50 years ago it sure was nice of this guy from the pawn shop to get it back to you .love the story.Any way here is my story I have been a fan of yours for more then 40 years, I have never got to see you,but I have always got your 8 track tapes and casettes, I’m 62 years young and I would like to see you and get back stage ticketts to talk to u. I have had lung cancer, I beat it so far But I don’t know how long I will have on this ole world, I would like to go and see you in Edmonton ,Canada when you come there.

  3. Wendie
    August 16, 2015 @ 6:34 pm

    Bill, it was a pleasure meeting you! Thank you for your kindness and generosity towards us and making our anniversary all the more memorable! We are grateful for the small role we were able to play in your guitar reunion story. 🙂

  4. Marcella Reed
    August 12, 2015 @ 9:13 pm

    What a wonderful event this had to be for you. GOD is still watching over you and Loves you. HE knew your desire to have that guitar back someday
    and HE made this all come together. HE IS SO GOOD. GOD BLESS Marcella Reed – Terre Haute, Indiana

  5. Lorna Troyer-Carefoot
    August 12, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    What a WONDERFUL heartfelt story; Just proves there are still a few decent people in this crazy world! It truly makes me sick when I hear of all these young kids being shot & killed (NO DOUBT over drug deals gone bad)! Makes me wonder what their home life is like, that soo many kids wander the streets & turn to drugs ‘hoping’ to ease their pain & rejection! I don’t mean to insinuate that ALL families are twisted/mixed up; parents separated can destroy a family & kids are left to ‘fend for themselves’!! Obviously, this young couple had a great upbringing & knew ‘right from wrong’>>that TRULY this guitar had a history & that it DIDN’T belong to them!
    I’m sure Bill you will treasure it for many years to come & the story you told on the Oprey will renew peoples Faith in Humanity~~GOD BLESS THIS YOUNG COUPLE & YOU ALSO, BILL

  6. Earl Ewy
    August 11, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

    If this old guitar could talk. There has to be a song there Bill.

  7. Bill Dugger
    August 11, 2015 @ 2:13 am

    Bill you know that is a very nice story and it also shows that is a few people in this world that are not selfish. As you said when he found out it was your guitar he could havekept quite and sold it for a BIG profit, bit he did not.
    Also keep up the FANTASTIC WORK ON the County’s Family Reunion

  8. Ron Snyder
    August 10, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

    Thank you so much for that story. Wish I had been there. In this day and age we need more stories like that.

  9. Lou Knighton
    August 10, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

    That is one awesome story about your guitar. I had to work all weekend and couldn’t listen to find out your news. Since I work nights the first thing did when I got up Monday was go to your webb page for the news. Great story! Great Bill!

  10. jeff840
    August 10, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    I heard this on both Opry shows Sat and I thought it was such a beautiful thing. Glad the guitar is home and that there are still some kind souls in the world- including you, Bill.