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  1. Judy Roland
    August 9, 2020 @ 7:39 pm

    I have always wanted to tell you this because it was funny. The first time we went the old opera house downtown your song Quits was popular and this couple from up north was behind us and when you sang Quits the child said IS THAT what we ate for breakfast. No grits up north then. Enjoy you and your music so much. Thank you for your contribution to country music.

  2. Rita Spratt
    August 7, 2020 @ 11:26 pm

    I love reading your posts Bill. Such a wonderful man that has great words of hope & wisdom! Love you Bill ♥️

  3. Patricia McNinch
    August 7, 2020 @ 2:39 pm

    Beautifully said. We all need to take time to smell the roses and watch the sunrises and sunsets and greet our neighbors. We need to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.

  4. Cindy Rankin
    August 7, 2020 @ 7:15 am

    I think this virus has opened alot of people’s eyes Bill they have slowed down & smelled the roses life has been moving to fast so there’s always some good in pretty much everything my heart is very heavy for all the families that lost family members .My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of so many of your Opry friends these past few months it just seems unreal that Jan is gone loved hearing the two of you sing .Was planning on attending your show at the Wheeling jamboree in Dec. was so disappointed when it was cancelled .Take care Bill & stay safe I’ll be watching your reruns on RFD

  5. Jeff Detrow
    August 7, 2020 @ 6:41 am

    Bill, I just love how God made you and the wonderful use you’ve made of it. When you’re sitting out there on that back deck, think a bit on how pleased your Father is with you. I believe He puts us here to connect and to leave footprints. You have left footprints across all our hearts.
    Every time I see you, read you or listen to you, your talent lifts me and your warmth and gratitude inspire me.
    I’ve been a radio DJ for 51 years. I’ve never been on a country station, so I haven’t played a Bill Anderson song, but I just know I have better echoed that warmth and that gratitude, thanks to your footprints.
    Well done!

  6. Bill Staley& Nancy Staley
    August 7, 2020 @ 1:42 am

    I loved this you wrote and may copy it to remind me of friends. My neighbors I do not know but 2. They stay to themselves snf won’t even wave to you. That is young people and they move in and out and gone leave an empty house. You are lucky. It did not use to be this way until a few years ago. Maybe I had better

  7. Martha Brenner
    August 6, 2020 @ 8:11 pm

    How great it was to read your comments. We love you Bill Anderson — we have been married for 56 years, but on our 50th anniversary, we spent it in Nashville at all the shows that we could get in to. I remember texting you in about February that year to see if you would be at the Opry in June around the 7th. You wrote back to tell us we might think about another time because of all the visitors in town on that weekend — JUne Jam or whatever it’s called. Well, we had made a lot arrangements already and got tickets to see you and the Opry so we went ahead to Nashville that weekend of our anniversary, JUNE 7. . we went to the Ryman for shows — Charlie Pride, Jim Ed Brown and YOU! also, another favorite, Ray Price was in town and we saw him twice. The highlight was when we were at the Opry and YOU mentioned on air that Bob & Martha were there celebrating their 50th Anniversary and at the how that night — what happened after that, when we returned home, we had friends here at in Jefferson City tell us that they heard you announce our Anniversary on the air. They only time we told you about our anniversary was when we asked whether you would be at the Opry that weekend and you said to choose another time and we said we would be there anyway. THAT”S HOW GREAT YOU ARE BILL ANDERSON. WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH> WE have seen you every time you come through Central Missouri. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Please take care and enjoy your quiet time through all this crazy time. HUGS to you and yours. BOB & MARTHA BRENNER, Jefferson City, Missouri.

  8. Marie karbula
    August 6, 2020 @ 6:19 pm

    Enjoyed reading this journal. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Faye Hetrick
    August 6, 2020 @ 5:52 pm

    I love your perspective on the good that has come from this. Is there a song about your experience during the virus coming in the near future? Love your music!

  10. Susie Palmer
    August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    Always loved your songs and hope one day to get to one of your concerts. God bless.

  11. Jane Luffman
    August 6, 2020 @ 4:52 pm

    So happy you are doing well in this Pandemic. It will surely pass one day. I expect to hear a song you have written on the blessings that came from Stay At Home issues. We had to search for blessings at times, but we found them. Sometimes in small packages and other times they came in larger packages. But they were ours and are appreciated.
    Take care. PrY all goes well with you and your family and friends. God bless.

  12. Linda Mollette
    August 6, 2020 @ 4:46 pm

    I have been a fan of yours for 54 years and I love you God Bless

  13. Rosalie
    August 6, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

    We love watching you on RFD TV Friday night. We love to hear you sing. Just wish you would sing more. God bless you.

  14. Sonia Burgoyne
    August 6, 2020 @ 5:03 am

    I love you Bill, you are a beautiful soul. I’ve known this since I was 9 years old and went to see you with my Mom. We ended up having dinner with you and you invited us back for your second show! 50 years later I can still remember what I ate that night! It was the first time I had been to a nice restaurant, so I ordered what you ordered, to this day I don’t like blue cheese dressing Thank you for being a special part of my life, even though you have never known how special you were and are to me, and my Mom. My Mom was my best friend, I lost her eight years ago, we shared so much, but remembering that night was one of our favorite conversations!
    Thank you for being so kind, every time I’ve had the chance to see you.
    Bless you Bill, stay safe!

  15. Jerri Mott
    August 5, 2020 @ 5:52 pm

    Wow!! I really needed that. Thank you.

  16. Ed Anderson
    August 5, 2020 @ 5:37 pm

    But the Mets are “still” the same ole Mets, only winning when Degrom pitches.lol

  17. Larry L Stout, Rushville, Indiana
    August 5, 2020 @ 4:10 pm

    Thank you, Bill, for those words. I, too, have been sitting on my porch for the first time and watching the vehicles go by, looking across the bean field across from my house and looking at the beautiful clouds. You will always have a special place in my family’s heart. Mom loved you. You winked at her once when we were on the front seat at the Opry. I wrote you about it prior to her 100th birthday and you sent her a signed 8×10 with a personal message on it. She treasured it until her death one year later, the day after she celebrated her 101st birthday. I was lucky to have her at home with a good mind (better than mine) .. just weak body. Thanks again for all the good memories. Looking for more to come. I have been getting your posts and passing them on to my cousin’s widow who lives near Scottsburg, Indiana, and has gone to see you in recent times.