About Me (John’s Daughter)

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Stephanie Hill

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Greetings! My name is Stephanie. My parents were John & Luella Hill. They were married for 46 years and I am their only child.  My parents were the most supportive, loving parents any kid could hope to have.  My father was my hero and my mother still continues to be my hero each and everyday.  I recently moved to New Mexico six weeks ago to be with my mother and help her to manage all that we have to deal with.  I moved here from Minnesota because family comes first.  That is a lesson and value my father always instilled in me – he always told me, “that no matter what, family always comes first”.


Upon the passing of my father in January of this year, I moved to New Mexico to be with my Mom and help her go through the terrible grieving process we have ahead of us. At first, I began looking for a new traditional job in the same field I had before I moved, because I loved working with students, young and old.  I worked in Special Education and in circulation at the local public library. I still am searching for another job to a lesser degree these days, but I am seeing just how beneficial it is for me to be home with my Mom as we have good days and bad days.  Therefore, I recently started looking for ways to earn revenue at home – a legitimate way, because there are plenty of scams out there. I finally found a legitimate way and that is working as an affiliate marketer.  To learn more about affiliate marketing you may visit Legitimate Online Opportunity.  Please view my affiliate disclaimer.

If you have any questions for me, just post them here or send email to stephaniehill@acrossadeadlyfield.com or find me through any of the above social media sites.


32 Comments

  1. Russ

    I remember seeing your father at the Origins Convention some years ago. He was lovely to everyone and it was nice to see him recognized for the excellence of his game designs. I was moved when I heard about his passing, but rest assured, many appreciated him and we share in your loss.

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Russ:

      Thank you for stopping by this tribute site to my father. I have glad you got a chance to see my father at the Origins Convention. He was always very charming and lovely to everyone he met. He enjoyed meeting other wargamers and enjoyed sharing his passion for wargames. I hope you continue to revisit this site. Many thanks for your support.

      Sincerely
      Stephanie (AKA John’s Daughter)

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  2. Kristie

    I am so sorry for your loss. I never lost a parent, but I have lost a spouse and a nephew. I know how mentally taxing they can be. It is great you are helping your mom through this situation. I hope someone is there for you to talk to.You may not think you need it, but you will need that outlet. Your parents sound like amazing people and I am sure they are so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Stephanie Hill (Post author)

      Hi Kristie:

      Thank you for the kind words. I do appreciate it. My mom and I have each other and we are working through it. I am so sorry about the loss of your spouse and nephew. I never lost a spouse, but I do it must be hard. Be sure to keep in touch and come back and visit soon.

      Stephanie

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  3. Tamara Rasheed

    My father passed away in March of 2004 from prescription drug induced congestive heart failure. It was traumatic and sudden. It took a long time just to get to a point where we could properly recognize that he had passed and move on. My mother was just as lost as the rest of us. I can understand your drive and motivation to share your father’s legacy with the world. It is really moving. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of remembering the good times.

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    1. Stephanie Hill (Post author)

      Hi Tamara:

      That has to be one of the kindest most heart warming comments I have received on my website and I have read many tender and compassionate comments left on my tribute site to my father. I did wish to say how sorry I am for your loss as well in 2004. What you described as far as being a traumatic and sudden loss for both your mother and your family was and is the exact way we are feeling. You are right about it taking a very long time to recover. Not sure if we will ever be able to fully recover. My father also passed away from congestive heart failure and it was rather peculiar in how it happened.

      We are still left with some unanswered questions and think perhaps maybe my father’s passing too was related to an over-prescribed drug use. My father went into the hospital on a Friday because he was unable to urinate – it was an odd thing to occur to someone but he was lucid and making jokes. He went out to a company luncheon that same day before going into the hospital. He seemed fine then. The hospital wanted to keep him overnight after giving him some heavy prescription medications and by Monday he was gone. Like I said, many unanswered questions.

      Thank you again for your wonderful comment.

      Stephanie

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  4. Kellie

    Hello

    This is a fantastic site! Your love for your parents really shows. I applaud you for moving your life to be with your mom. That is an example of what family is all about, to be there for each other in time of need and definitely says a lot about who you are as a person.

    I never thought working online could bring so much joy. I love it for all the reasons you mention here. Congratulations on your affiliate marketing business.

    Wishing you all the best and nothing but success in your online endeavors.

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    1. Stephanie Hill (Post author)

      Hi Kellie:

      Thank you for your very kind words. I appreciate it. I too have enjoyed working online. I like being able to be there to help my mother and take care of her, because there is no way she could have done this by herself.

      Again, your heartfelt words mean so much.

      Sincerely,

      Stephanie

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  5. Tiffany

    How awesome that you created a website to honor your dad John Hill’s legacy. I think its so cool all that he had accomplished in his life as a wargame creator. I read his Wiki and its really fascinating including the creation of Squad Leader. I love reading about people who are passionate about what they do. To that end, I think its befitting for you to create a webspace that documents your father’s life and history. I’m off to read more about Squad Leader and see if its available on Amazon. I’m curious are your mom and you going to re-release any games?

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    1. Stephanie Hill (Post author)

      Hi Tiffany:

      Thank you for checking out my tribute site to my father. I appreciate your kind comments. Squad Leader is available on Amazon. I created a Squad Leader Amazon Store for ease of browsing and shopping.

      As far as re-releasing some of his games, we have been approached by a couple other wargamers that my father worked with about selling the rights to their re-release, but we are going to wait at least one year before we decide on any of those business arrangements as we need the appropriate and respectful amount of time to grieve the loss of my beloved husband, father and grandfather.

      Again, I appreciate your kind remarks.

      Steph

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  6. Ian

    Hey Steph,
    Most of us have the same reasoning for that hustle. I hustle for the family because time is short and should not be wasted at a 9 to 5 that does not pay. You can’t buy back time. Awesome site!
    Ian

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Ian:

      Very well said. You can’t buy back time. I could not agree more. Thank you for visiting my site today.

      Stephanie

      Reply
  7. Johann

    I am fighting back tears with a lump in my throat. What a great tribute. Your site structure and design are impressive. I will be returning to read more. Thanks, and well done. J

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Johann:

      Thank you for the really nice words. I have put much effort and time and dedication into this site. My father meant to the world to me and my mother and all of his family, friends and fans. I am glad you will be returning to read more posts.

      Have a terrific day!

      Stephanie

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  8. Brooke M.

    Hello, Stephanie! I am most apologetic for your loss. I wish you and your mother the best in these very trying times. Your father instilled very wonderful values in you, and as we are all students, we continue to learn each and every day of our lives. I love the website, history is an incredible subject, and what a great tribute to your father. I hope you have a wonder day, best wishes, and have a healthful healing journey with your mother.

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Brooke!

      Thank you for the kind words. My mother and I are indeed going through trying times right now. Our grief will forever be in our hearts. Father’s Day and all other special holidays will never be the same. My family has always been close and my father did indeed instill values in me that will carry on forever.

      Please come back and visit soon.

      Stephanie

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  9. Loes

    Hi Stephanie, nice to read your whereabouts, love your signature 🙂 And your father is right, family first! I wish you so much success with your affiliate business, greetings Loes

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Loes!

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I am glad you liked the signature. I really wonderful person whom I met through my affiliate business showed me how to create the signature. She has a heart of gold. Have a terrific day!
      Steph

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  10. Bruce

    Hi Stephanie,

    A great way to honor your Dad, John Hill.I’m sure some of his talent has rubbed off on you. Good luck! I look forward to future postings on other ADF Resources.

    Bruce

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Bruce:

      Thank you for the kind words. They are appreciated. And yes, my father John Hill was very talented indeed. He designed a number of games like Squad Leader, Johnny Reb and Across A Deadly Field and Battle of Stalingrad

      Thank you again. Please come back and visit soon.

      Stephanie

      Reply
  11. Tina

    Hi Steph, what a great way to honour the memory of your dad, I love the site, keep up the good work

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    1. Stephanie

      Thank you Tina. I appreciate the kind comment. I think it is a nice way to honor him as well. Have a great day.

      Reply
  12. Marvin D Wilson (AKA "The Old Silly"

    Stephanie, what a great idea for a website, and also a way to make money from home so you can be with your Mom in times of need. I love this site and what you are doing. I am a published author and professional editor, too, so that endears your deceased Father to me even more.

    Keep up the good work, and here’s wishing you success and peace.

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Marvin:

      Thank you Marvin for the very kind words and encouragement you provided me through your comment. I miss my Dad very much and I feel this is a way I can not only honor his achievements and successes but also, it is healing for me. When I am working on this site, I feel a connection to him, as if he is standing next to me, telling me how he wants the website to look and where he wants things displayed. My Dad was proud of everything he accomplished in life and I hope he would find an even higher sense of pride in seeing his works memorialized through this website. He worked hard for everything he succeeded in and our family will always treasure that about him.

      Thank you for the warm wishes of success and peace.

      Steph

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  13. Adam

    Stephanie,

    What a wonderful tribute to your Dad! I can see the passion for your family and your Dad with this website. It has a lot of very cool information which will take me many fun sessions to read it all.

    Thank you,

    Adam

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Adam:

      Thank you for stopping by and yes, family has always been a strong passion of mine. My family has always been close and I am happy to see you are able to detect that through my website. Thank you for noticing that. Please feel free to read through as much as you wish. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

      –Stephanie

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  14. Michael

    Nice design on your Website. Not familiar with the game, but you have caught my interest. Great Job!

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    1. Stephanie

      Hi Michael:

      Thank you for the taking time to read over my website and posts. I am glad you decided to visit. Let me know if you have any questions.
      –Stephanie

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  15. Ray Cunningham

    I like your website, it is well developed and I hope it prospers. It looks very nice and has the personal touch. I am very glad you honor your father, his work and his memory. I am sorry for your loss and I do hope your mother will recover soon. I know it takes time and I am thankful you and your mother have each other. I am sure your dad would be so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Stephanie

      Thank you Ray for the kind words. I am so very touched. I really appreciate your concern for my mother too. She is taking it one day at a time. We are both working through the process of grief and it will take time to fully recover, if ever.

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  16. Jason Thomas

    Hello Stephanie, I really like your site it’s coming along a treat. I look forward to seeing it grow and mature.

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    1. Stephanie

      Thank you Jason. It is coming along. It still has a ways to go.

      Reply

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