Four generations of my Whitley family in the USA … I am so privileged, and tonight I received a phone call on my cell from +1303319493@ … My brother Kevin! Still excites me 40 years later to talk across the Atlantic!
Thursday 7 November 2013: 7 years 2 months on …
Physical: Advantage CBD / Mental: Deuce
This morning I woke up to read the following on face book, posted by my American host brother Kevin Whitley:
Day 6. I am thankful for Bill’s boys…my brothers…4 by birth, and another courtesy of the Rotary Student Exchange program. Brothers who have loved me enough to be honest when I need to hear hard truths, and loved me enough to help carry me when I’m not sure I can walk any further. Brothers who love to swap memories, and share that “look” when we all know what is coming next. Brothers who still have my back, and trust me to have theirs. Brothers by blood, and brothers in Christ. I love you guys…Blake Whitley, Colin, Brett, Pat Whitley, and Ed Lunnon.
I am humbled, honoured, grateful, thankful, appreciative and indebted to Rotary International and to the people of Sulphur, Oklahoma – especially the Whitleys – for the memories in my adventure novel : The Volumes of Life!
Here’s where it all started: