Bob Ellis died. He was the DA for Bill's murder trial.
I remember something unusual.
During the trial I would see this unknown woman sitting in the
court room. She came in alone, and left alone. I finally asked our
court advocate about her one day and she said, "Oh that's Bob Ellis' wife. Whenever Mr. Ellis is in court, she's here too."
After reading in his obituary this week:
"Bob was the master of home improvement projects and was
the envy of many of his wife's friends, a great "honey-do" guy,"
I realize they are examples of 'what goes around comes around.'
She was there for him, and he was there for her.
Since the trial was 18 years ago, I don't remember any of my many
conversations with Bob Ellis, but I do remember how kind and
helpful he was.
He would call me with updates on our case, and always willing to
talk when I called him with my multitude of questions.
Fast forward 18 years later, and I've learned he has passed from this
world. Something tells me he will be terribly missed.
Back in that day I hardly read any of the news articles about it. My
visiting teacher at the time said she was saving them all for me
should the day come that I change my mind. I remember thinking
at the time, 'well that's very nice, but I'll never want them.'
I still have not read them all, but I am thankful to have them should
our posterity be interested someday. And they have my visiting
teacher to thank for that! I just think that was such a creative act of