Beach Walk 729R – Bill Explains How to Be Bionic

My Dad died yesterday. A year ago I filmed this episode with him – and with no more than a minute’s notice, he told us the secrets to his long and happy life. It has not been without struggles and considerable pain, but he knows where to keep his focus, and has surely been rewarded for it. You can learn more about him at

My Beach Walks episodes have been few and far between these past few months as Shane and I have chosen to spend more time with my family. I think you can see why in this episode, and I haven’t even touched on the strengths my mother possesses!

You can see the original post and the very many comments here.

Hawaiian word:
Makua kāne: father

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  1. Celeste from Tennessee says

    Thank you for posting this wonderful video of your great Dad again. Each of us will hear something different we need to hear. He shared his wise & fatherly advice generously and will be so dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, for strength & courage, comfort & love. Aloha Mr. Bill Benton. Thank you for showing us the way and may you rest in peace.

  2. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

    As a regular beechwalks visitor my thoughts are with you at this difficult time


  3. Dear Rox

    I am deeply shocked your father lost his fight against cancer. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

    Its a sad time…but…you had a great father.
    Thats something you can be really glad about.
    he was one of a kind


  4. God Bless… We both have been through trying times as of late. Much Aloha, Tommy Sea.

  5. Rox, so sorry to hear about your dad! I know it was expected, but is no less difficult. Sending hugs and loves your way

  6. I so appreciated the episode that you shared with us last year. It truly touched my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you and your family.

  7. Kimberly from Florida says

    Hello Rox,
    Just wanted to express my sincere sympathy for you and your family at this time. Your dad sounds like an amazing man and no doubt made a wonderful impact on your beautiful personality! What a blessing to have a dad like that! Revelation 21:3,4 and Isaiah 41:10 and Daniel 2:44 have brought me comfort and hope during times of distress… my hope is that you will take a minute to read them. God never intended for any of us to suffer and the bible promises that we will see a day where God’s original purpose for mankind will be fulfilled. You’re going to get through this. Thank-you for your positive contributions to our daily lives. I really enjoy your Beach Walks. Please take care of yourself and know that I will pray for your heart to be kept strong and your peace to be just like a river…

  8. Dear rox,

    My thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  9. Dear Rox,
    Thank you for sharing this video again. Your father is an inspiration and I know that his influence and the impact on the many lives he touched lives on. You have certainly inherited so many of the wonderful qualities he exemplifies! It was so sweet how he called you Roxy in the video and your strong bond is so evident. His love for you and your love for him will never cease.

  10. that was beautiful and watching that made me feel happy! Your father had a nice face and a soothing voice. and great skin what was his secret? Lovely lovely video.