Mr. Leon Wilkerson, The Lynyrd Skynyrd Family.
Your service to Young Americans, in your life and style. What was and continues thru your Legacy. You show Americans ,The Free World, The FreeBirds.
The public and the news what real was & is. Vietnam.Then & now more your songs Stand True.
DO A LITTLE DANCE
GIVE THE KIDS A CHANCE,
your daughter, befriending me for a few precious and unforgetable days in 1991-1995, Looking in my eyes asking me 'Are you going to die like Allen ?", holding back her tears, I Said to her NO. ALLEN WAS NOT AS FORTUNATE AS ME, BECAUSE HIS INJURY WAS WORSE THAN MINE. WE WALKED & Rolled around the yard, and every time I saw her she would hug me and smile, she was an example of The GOOD in you and your wife.
You were always a smile to the people,as for me, I was shown the Loveingkindness, asking me if I had a place to stay,I really did'nt but that 1976 Pontiac Gran Prix in your yard/condo was a Pleasure, the invites from all, by the food a gift of Love. As did Pappy and Mother VanZant, gave t-shirts hats, invited me in to eat. I was blessed to be a part of the Tribute Tour,and more,1987-2001. The Famous Tribute Tour,& Video some changes were happening in the Times. Roll4Rock was in Jaxs Beach, and West side, Crestview,'55 pearl white Chevy was still parked in the backyard, all over I was treated like a bother by You & Your Families.
I recieved a gift of Love, that I needed then more than I seemed to. The rare time,to be and see thru the actions of you all as individuals, everyday people, Pure & Simple.
Families thankful and Happy to be Together, invite me into your homes' in 1991 to do and try to see/learn all I could, Leon as did Johnny Gary And Dale, that it was not a game, nor to be taken lightly. I am Humbled after all the years & memories. After all the trials.
I Thank GOD for His People, Brothers, Sisters all. For GOD & Family,& Thank Ya'll. Peace.
4-2006 Bill Massey. Again Memories & changes.You were there for Allen & All 'VISION'your Band is heard by GOD,you had one too, maybe someone,someday will let it be heard. Bill 2-1-2011 HERE THERE and BACK on CD.