• A Tribute To Bill Wilder

    From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to All on Sat Sep 19 00:04:32 2020
    "A Tribute To ''Wild Bill'' Wilder"
    In Loving Memory of long time caller Wild Bill Wilder
    Written By Daryl Stout, Webmaster
    Arkansas State Square Dance Federation

    When "Wild Bill" Wilder called a dance, it was such a joy.
    His baritone voice, took the music; of every song, employed.
    Whether it was a pattern call, or singing call done there.
    It was an experience, that many dancers shared.

    He'd weave a pattern like a quilt, with every pattern call.
    With the choreography, he just had a ball.
    Then he took the singing calls, with melodious tone.
    The squares danced to the great voice, that was all his own.

    Whether "Rubber Dolly" there, for his patter choice;
    Or for "Green Green Grass Of Home", with his singing voice.
    Or even with some other record, that he'd pick to play.
    He made every square dance fun, all along the way.

    For over fifty years, he called, with many dancing tips.
    Focused on each call command, from his tone filled lips.
    And the many clubs he served, as caller through the years.
    In Arkansas and elsewhere, yes...he brought good times and cheer.

    Hoedowners, or Twin City Stars, or other clubs that danced.
    Or even on Mount Nebo there, we'd jump at the chance.
    To square up, to what would be, a good time had by all.
    Whether he did patter there, or a singing call.

    He called on special weekends, too, both in and out of state.
    He'd call in mornings, afternoons; evenings, nights, so late.
    A new journey every tip, it really was a treat.
    "Allemande left your corner now!! I'm going to go eat!!"

    He made dancing a fun time, when the squares broke down.
    When "Yang! Yang! Yang!" he would say, echoed all around.
    Laughter then would fill the room, at what just occurred.
    Even though we thought some calls were totally absurd!!

    Even when he taught a class, to bring new dancers in.
    He lovingly instructed, in what meant so much to him.
    First Basic, Mainstream, and then Plus, so many calls to learn.
    But, yellowrocks did there abound; at each tip, and turn.

    For many years, his faithful taw, stood by his side there.
    Barbara meant so much to him, and danced in many squares.
    Both now in The Eternal Square, both sorely will be missed.
    The memories of both of them, would fill a ton of lists.

    While he and his taw are now gone, the memories remain.
    The laughter and the good times there, help to ease the pain.
    If there ever was a list, for a Callers Hall Of Fame;
    ''Wild Bill'' Wilder would surely be, there among the names.

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    From the "My Testimony --To Soar With Jesus Collection".
    Written by Daryl Stout. (C) Copyright 1989, 2020 by Daryl Stout.
    All Rights Reserved. Any abuse or unauthorized usage of this poetry
    will be dealt with at The Judgment Before Jesus Christ. The "Soar
    With Jesus" Eagle Design was created and designed by Dale Larison,
    and it is used by permission. **************************************************************************
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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to All on Thu Aug 19 00:03:15 2021
    "A Tribute To ''Wild Bill'' Wilder"
    In Loving Memory of long time caller Wild Bill Wilder
    Written By Daryl Stout, Webmaster
    Arkansas State Square Dance Federation

    When "Wild Bill" Wilder called a dance, it was such a joy.
    His baritone voice, took the music; of every song, employed.
    Whether it was a pattern call, or singing call done there.
    It was an experience, that many dancers shared.

    He'd weave a pattern like a quilt, with every pattern call.
    With the choreography, he just had a ball.
    Then he took the singing calls, with melodious tone.
    The squares danced to the great voice, that was all his own.

    Whether "Rubber Dolly" there, for his patter choice;
    Or for "Green Green Grass Of Home", with his singing voice.
    Or even with some other record, that he'd pick to play.
    He made every square dance fun, all along the way.

    For over fifty years, he called, with many dancing tips.
    Focused on each call command, from his tone filled lips.
    And the many clubs he served, as caller through the years.
    In Arkansas and elsewhere, yes...he brought good times and cheer.

    Hoedowners, or Twin City Stars, or other clubs that danced.
    Or even on Mount Nebo there, we'd jump at the chance.
    To square up, to what would be, a good time had by all.
    Whether he did patter there, or a singing call.

    He called on special weekends, too, both in and out of state.
    He'd call in mornings, afternoons; evenings, nights, so late.
    A new journey every tip, it really was a treat.
    "Allemande left your corner now!! I'm going to go eat!!"

    He made dancing a fun time, when the squares broke down.
    When "Yang! Yang! Yang!" he would say, echoed all around.
    Laughter then would fill the room, at what just occurred.
    Even though we thought some calls were totally absurd!!

    Even when he taught a class, to bring new dancers in.
    He lovingly instructed, in what meant so much to him.
    First Basic, Mainstream, and then Plus, so many calls to learn.
    But, yellowrocks did there abound; at each tip, and turn.

    For many years, his faithful taw, stood by his side there.
    Barbara meant so much to him, and danced in many squares.
    Both now in The Eternal Square, both sorely will be missed.
    The memories of both of them, would fill a ton of lists.

    While he and his taw are now gone, the memories remain.
    The laughter and the good times there, help to ease the pain.
    If there ever was a list, for a Callers Hall Of Fame;
    ''Wild Bill'' Wilder would surely be, there among the names.

    **************************************************************************
    From the "My Testimony --To Soar With Jesus Collection".
    Written by Daryl Stout. (C) Copyright 1989, 2021 by Daryl Stout.
    All Rights Reserved. Any abuse or unauthorized usage of this poetry
    will be dealt with at The Judgment Before Jesus Christ. The "Soar
    With Jesus" Eagle Design was created and designed by Dale Larison,
    and it is used by permission. **************************************************************************
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas