We Remember Uncle Billy Bob .....

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Strange Ol' Man, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Strange Ol' Man

    Strange Ol' Man Tele-Holic

    Nov 29, 2012
    United States
    We lost a brother, Uncle and superbly genuine human several years ago .

    Our son is the spitting image of his Uncle Billy and it’s a huge blessing .

    He worked for Case for many years .
    Love you Uncle Billy Bob .

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  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Oct 21, 2014
    My condolences for your loss of your Uncle Billy. I rejoice for the blessing of your son. It's amazing how people can seemingly come to life again through their children. Look at Merle Haggard's sons...or Hank III...almost spooky. Even nephews like your son...Lucky Tubb comes to mind too. There's a few tunes on his album Damn the Luck where you'd swear it was his Uncle Ernest singing...

    And I have loved that tele ever since the you posted it a few years ago. I don't know if your son plays or not, but that guitar could be a great heirloom if he treasures that sort of thing. Did you make it originally for your Uncle Billy?

    On the farm where I grew up in a small town in southwest Michigan, we had a 1960 John Deere 3010 diesel, a 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee and a 1941 Farmall Model B, but the farmer up the road who did a lot of work with us had a Case 730, 830 and 930. I got to drive the 830 and 930 a few times when we were putting up hay. Great tractors. Miss those days.

    Here's a picture of Mini Me on the Farmall back in the day:

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  3. shallbe

    shallbe TDPRI Member

    Sep 8, 2020
    Gulf Coast, AL
    That is a beautiful tribute. Well done!
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  4. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 18, 2012
    In the woods
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