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Billy Shears

Postby Peter » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:59 pm

I have only today discovered that dear Joe has passed away. He had been suffering from cancer for quite some time, but only last week he seemed to be facing the future with a good degree of confidence. Joe had been responsible for a lot of the articles in Lezioni Gratuite, writing principally about verbs.

At least we know he is at peace now.

God bless you, Joe. It was a privilege to have known you.
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Re: Billy Shears

Postby jade » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:49 am

hello Peter. I haven't been here for a long while and just saw the terrible news! I don't know what to say, don't think I had ever spoken with Billy Shears, or if I had, very rarely. I only think it is so sad to know someone from here is forever gone. RIP Billy Shears.

It seems nowadays nobody is even here, this is also sad, I truly miss the time when I was new here and everyone tried to help me. Where is everyone and nobody learns Italian anymore?

Sono triste e delusa, ma ancora spero che tu stia bene.

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Re: Billy Shears

Postby speak_travel_italian » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:48 am

Non lo conoscevo, ma questa comunità online è molto bella. Anche io mando un caro saluto a Billy in cielo!
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Re: Billy Shears

Postby Peter » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:19 pm

jade wrote:hello Peter. I haven't been here for a long while and just saw the terrible news! I don't know what to say, don't think I had ever spoken with Billy Shears, or if I had, very rarely. I only think it is so sad to know someone from here is forever gone. RIP Billy Shears.

It seems nowadays nobody is even here, this is also sad, I truly miss the time when I was new here and everyone tried to help me. Where is everyone and nobody learns Italian anymore?

Sono triste e delusa, ma ancora spero che tu stia bene.


Ciao Jade,

Yes, it's very sad. Joe (for that was his real name) had only contacted me a few days before to say he was going back into hospital; he sounded pretty upbeat and was looking forward to getting back into working on the Verbs section in Lezionil Gratuite. I guess the cancer was worse than even he thought.

As to what's happening here, it's really no different to many other such forums. The blame lies directly with social media - Facebook, Twitter etc. People these days seems to think they can learn a language via Facebook, which is a pretty bizarre way of thinking in my humble opinion!!

Ma, sì, io e Maggie stiamo bene, grazie, e spero che anche tu e la tua famiglia stanno bene. Stammi bene.
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Re: Billy Shears

Postby Peter » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:29 pm

speak_travel_italian wrote:Non lo conoscevo, ma questa comunità online è molto bella. Anche io mando un caro saluto a Billy in cielo!


Cara Giulia, grazie per le parole. Mi manca molto Billy, era sempre molto positivo. Non ne dubito tu sai che Billy Shears è stato un nickname. Joe, il suo vero nome, è stato un grande tifoso dei Beatles, e Billy Shears è stato il leader del immaginario Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart Clubs Band.
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