William (Bill) Edwards

Profile Updated: July 26, 2020
Residing In: Marietta, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Lynn
Occupation: Financial Coaching - Teaching Legacy Journey yearly; retired Accenture consultant; retired ATT/BellSouth
Children: Jonathan Edwards - LTC, US Army
Shannon Edwards - fashion designer see -
URL http://shannonlynnette.com/
Military Service: US Army - Captain MI (ASA) (1969-72 Germany)  
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At the Pig 'N whistle was a big burly bouncer that was interrupting our adventures in looking for girls outside of our car. Previously during the week, we had captured a 6ft black rat snake. I wrapped this snake around my arm as we drove to the Pig 'N Whistle one night. Out of our car, doing our thing - sure enough, here comes the bouncer. He got within 3 ft of me as i uncovered the hidden snake wrapped around my arm. One look at the snake & he began to stammer as he walked backwards, telling us he was calling the police. Payback was fun !

Randy Driggers(64) and I drove from Macon back to school - Auburn, Ala. - about 100 miles. In route his car alternator failed outside of Columbus, Ga. Soon it was night running the engine on battery power & no head lights to conserve energy. Going through Phoenix City, Al we were compelled to stop at a light. Beyond belief, police were behind us and car died (wouldn't go). The police got out the patrol car & helped us push start the car through the traffic light, thus we coasted & restarted the engine. We assured them we could make it, even as the weak battery was barely able to move the car. Somehow we managed several lights and made it through the city. Once outside the city, we turned the car lights off again. From the passenger seat with the window down (very cold night), I held a flashlight outside to see the road as we drove the back farm road to Auburn. However it provided some limited light & eventually we coasted into Auburn, Al. We were true tigers.

After Auburn Graduation, commissioning into the US Army - ready for who knows what - I sure didnt. As we (my wife & I) had no clue of the world events & southeast Asia. We didnt watch ABC; NBC, Lyndon Johnson speeches nor Walter Cronkite.

Hobbies: sailing; snow skiing very high in the Alps; NM; Ca; Nevada

How it happened : Just after we were married, then by Gods grace I was "ordered" no less by US Army to West Germany instead of Vietnam. In Europe we joined in with the Germans by learning fast aggressive "spirited" driving. Consequently in 1971, we bought a 1970 Porsche 911T and drove it all over most of Europe...or at least where our security clearance would allow. Events such as Monte-Carlo Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 and German Grand Prix - Nurburgring F1 were just a few. I even extended in the US Army to continue for a while.

Today: Financial Coach/Instructor/facilitator - advising/instructing to prepare for future by managing money without stress.

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church & Ga Disaster Recovery Team - Lots of hurricanes; floods & experiences since early 2000's.... Recent was Hurricane Michael in Bainbridge Ga - cutting tress and opening driveways for access

Today related to HS and just afterward, my favorite thought:
"we were veterans before it became popular."

School Story:

Girls were always top priority. After my HS car - a '59 VW was sold, i worked 3 solid years part time to buy with cash - '66 Cutlass Olds 442, Hurst shift 4 speed, dual exhaust.

Sitting on hood of the car at Pig N' Whistle we met a car load of girls. One became my wife. Sold the '66 Olds car to buy an engagement ring. We were married in Feb '69 before going on active duty - US Army Security Agency.

Children are now grown & we are empty nesters - go figure.

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Aug 07, 2020 at 9:39 PM

Posted on: Jul 26, 2020 at 12:32 AM

how are yall these days. How is your brother ? I have not seen Johnny Hendley since Bobby's funeral. Johnny bugged out, thus no conversation. He lives up north of Atlanta off Intersate 85, near Decula or Winder.
Never saw Angie again. I hear she moved to SC.
Do you have many Grandchildren ?? we have 7 these days. As we started late, they are young --oldest is 15.

cheers

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has anyone sen Stan ? Or is he now off the grid ?

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My wife Lynn driving Porsche 911 in North Ga Mountains -- concentration as she has the "hammer down"
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entire family. The little guy on far left is our future celebrity. At the time of the picture he was "out of sorts"
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hanging Christmas lights. Not an approved OSHA setup
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Posted on: Feb 21, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Hi Terry, as you are the only one i know in Macon who will probably attend the 55th reunion, just a brief comment to wish yall the best as we can not attend due to another engagement tour. I havent seen Johnny Hendley (your neighbor ) since Bobby Morgan passed away back in early 2001. Thus i doubt Johnny will attend either as i see he is not registered on this site. Hope to see you at another time. Cheers

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Nov 29, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Hi Stan - Bill edwards here. Remember our HS days in VW and double dating. Remember our famous trip down new I-75 to daytona. Almost ran out of gas in my VW at the southern boarder of Ga. Going off the Interstate we found gas and continued. As i remember it, your VW was very new, while mine was older 1959.

cheers

-bill e.

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Jun 15, 2018 at 12:43 PM
Jun 15, 2018 at 12:41 PM

we are now back into my original dream formed in High School - cars ... fast and furious. Lynn and i last Sunday (6/10/2018) were at Road Atlanta driving laps at unbelievable speeds and then up through North Ga mountains on tour. Here is a picture of us at the top of the Dragons Tail ...
We also are into Disaster Relief. Latest was Houston flood. Also part of Ga Disaster relief efforts with a chainsaw certification - crazy but a real rush.

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entire family. The little guy on far left is our future celebrity. At the time of the picture he was "out of sorts"
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Military photo - taken for the records