Costa Mesa, Ca.
December 31, 2019
Dear Family & Friends:
During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth.
He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:*
I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me
a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than a light and safer than the known way.”
As we approach the New Year, I take comfort in these words, and look forward to the future with great hope, promise and anticipation for the good things to come.
I wish all of you God’s richest blessings, and I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2020.
*quoting from the poem “Gate of the Year” by Minnie Louise Haskins
And, continued good health, happiness and prosperity to you and your family, Bill.
Let’s keep enjoying the adventure of life!
Best wishes for 2020.
Yes, Bill, and all the Burkes and your friends, who have loyally and solidly supported you all these many years. May the blessing of good health dog you and them throughout 2020.
Thanks for the message — and very best wishes to you, Sharon and your family.
Have a great New Year and keep us posted on upcoming adventures!
Sydney and Noel Reynolds
And Bill thank you for such positive and encouraging comments as we go into the New Year, with so many concerns facing all of us. Encouraging to see, That some of us can still see the light potential, instead of just the darkness. Happy new year Bill
Bill, a happy, blessed and healthy New Year to you, Sharon and all your family. John and Kathy Berchild
Happy New Year, Bill!
Appreciate the words of wisdom~~~ oh to be able to slip them into everyone’s reading files.
Blessings, Bill as we ease into 2020. Every year, I look forward to rereading the words of King George VI. Let’s build some fabulous memories for this new year.
Here’s wishing you and your family a safe and happy 2020!!!!
Bruce and Melissa Eckhoff
Words of wisdom for sure, Bill. Best to you and yours in the coming years. Thank you for sharing your adventures and keeping us all young.
Happy New Year to you Bill and your family..it is one of your Canadian followers here..I apologize for taking several days to respond to your message,but I was quite ill with some sort of bug, that had me taken out of action for about a week.
I am planning to watch your video of your canoe trip this weekend.
Thank you once again, for sharing with us, your incredible adventurous journey at sea level.
Wishing you continued health going into this next decade.