Tuesday, April 7, 2009


If you have ever been to the Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay Preserve, you were probably greeted by Willie at the Ranger Station. He always had a friendly smile and greeted visitors in such a way that he made us glad we came.
We would frequently see Willie driving the grounds in his pick-up truck -- always ready to help.

Willie died of cancer earlier this year. We were all devastated to hear the sad news.

The Staff organized a “Celebration of Life” for Willie that was held on Saturday, April 4. The Manager, Terri, presented a program of poignant memories with slides of Willie growing up, Willie with his family and Willie at work at the campground. The Staff reminisced with funny tales of Willie at work, done to the tune of “Chicken Fries” with appropriate actions. The program concluded with personal stories by the members of their encounters with Willie. We all toasted Willie with a taste of Pepsi, his favorite drink, followed by a delicious feast put out by the Staff.

A perfect way to Celebrate the Life of Willie, a friend to us all. We will miss you, Willie

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