Bill got a dreaded phone call

Episode 99,  Jan 28, 2022, 08:00 AM

Bill got a phone call that no parent ever wants. It was a police detective calling, and it was about his daughter.

Sometimes, you see a phone call coming in and you just know that something bad has happened.

I remember back several years ago, when my dad was still alive. He was in pretty poor health. He could still walk around, sort of, but it was with a walker, and it was very slowly. I’m the oldest of three sons, and of the three, I live the closest. It’s only about a 5 or 6 minute drive for me to get to my parents’ place, so if something happened, I’d be the one to get that call. Lots of times my phone would ring, and it would be my mom calling, quite upset and worried, because my dad had fallen and she couldn’t get him up. 

And you know, when a call comes in the middle of the night, it’s almost never going to be good news. We’ve had a few of those as well.

For my guest today, Bill, life was good. He and his wife had two children – David, in high school, and Kristin, who had just graduated from college and was about to start a career. 

But then, Bill got a phone call. It was from a woman who identified herself as a police detective.

The phone call was about Bill’s daughter.


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