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Some of this site's regular readers may hav enoticed the conspicuous absence of any new content yesterday. I was all set to post another "Deal of the day" segment when I recieved a phone call from my mother. One of my best friends from my old neighborhood, William Berg, had passed away, way too young at the age of 55. Out of respect to the Berg family, whom I love like my own, I'm not going to go over the details of his passing, but rather take just a breif moment to share a few words about the great man the world lost yesterday.
William was a devoted husband, and father of three great boys first and foremeost, but beyond that, he was a guy who didnt fit ain any one "box" as his list of talents and accomplishents was a lenghty one, a successful businessman, a proud veteran, a music lover, a wine enthusiast, an authority on vintage British cars, the list goes on...suffice it to say that he was a true bon vivant and a modern day Rennaisance man. The type of person so full of life, he could light up a room just by walking in, and turn any gathering of people into a celebration. A friend who was always willing to help you work through your roughest days with an attentive ear, and was the first to cheer you on on your best ones.
Why am I talking about this on a beard care blog, you might ask? Well, to be honest, I may not have even started this page if not for my friend William...always one to offer an encouraging word, he more than once gave me advice that I took to heart, not the least of which was to pursue my writing passions, while he didn't tell me to go out and start reviewing beard-care products, he did make me feel like I was capable of writing things that people wanted to read, and without a big push like that from a trusted friend, I don't know if I would have ever had the nerve to start a thing like this. For that, I feel that I must at least deficate a few paragraphs on this page to him.
I just spoke to William the other day, and as always we talked about how It's been too long since we've hung out, and as always discussed plans of meeting up in one of our home bases in either California or Arizona...it's gut-wrenching to believe that you'll always have time to do such things, until you no longer do...but either way, I truly am going to miss my brother.
Chances are, if you're reading this, you never met William (although I'm sure some of our mutual friends stop by the site from time to time), but even so, if you feel in the spirit of giving, a Supportful page has been set up for donations to his widow and three young sons. Please don't feel obligated either way, as that is not what he would have wanted, but if you are willing and able, follow the link below to donate.
Regular V&T beard related content will return later today...but in the meantime, to all of my readers out there, give a call to one of your good friends today, not for anything...just to say hi...