So long, Bill.
Bill went in the hospital two weeks ago. He thought it might be pneumonia.
Turned out to be something worse.
Last Wednesday he let it be known he wanted to be baptized. Thursday I talked with him about it.
Friday I went back. He confirmed his wish. So I baptized him while he lay in bed at Veteran's Hospital.
Bill liked being baptized. He smiled and said, "It's so easy!"
The next day I got a call from a neighbor. Bill was dead. Having made his peace, he simply let go.