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Well, we had Bill Parker ring our doorbell this afternoon! Of course, my first thought was to tell him to take a hike, but my husband offered him a place to sleep in our garage tonight. We did have him in for dinner - interesting stories - he knows a little about a lot of things, and we wish him well on his travels. Kind and gentle man.

Lynne Mcilvride Evans

Billy stayed in my studio March 21, 2013 in Utica Ontario. I thought he was either crazy or a 'Holy Fool' when he knocked on my door. I still am not sure but I had a blast. I was laughing so much at his stories I was crying most of the time. I invited the neighbours over too (since I am alone) and we had a very entertaining evening. I think he disarmed us a little and brought in a breath of fresh air into an overly self-protective world.

christine smith

he's currently at our house in Hampton, Ontario - lovely man if not a little awkward. :)

Dave Harrigan

Bill joined our family for Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago. We offered him a bed for the night, breakfast in the morning, and made a lunch for the road.
He stopped in again yesterday, and remembered that dinner. Still on the road, heading north. Incredible courage, not something many people would endeavor. I'm glad there are other kind people, from town to town, who take the time to speak with him.
Bill is harmless, big heart, and very entertaining. Everything he needs is on his bike (approx 240 lbs).
Good luck Bill. Maybe we'll see you again next year.
Dave and Cindy Harrigan, Lucan Ontario

Andrew Bienhaus

Spent the night last night in our Treehouse, with a heater. :-)
Spotted the 1st Binbrook Scout bus out front, and decided Scouts might be good hosts. ;-)


I started my day in an extraordinary way, chatting with Bill Parker. We live in Winterbourne, Ontario. As my girls' school bus pulled away, I noticed him walking the most burdened-with-gear bike I have ever seen (black ice woes this morning). I decided to wait for him to reach my corner and struck up a chat. Wow!
I packed him up as much of a breakfast as he was willing to carry away (cyclists...aways concerned about adding extra weight to the bike!) and off he went! Inspiring!!!

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