Friday, October 17, 2008

The Jims went on a trip

54 years ago Big Jim went on an Alaskan hunt with a friend named Charlie. They lost touch for many years then Jim looked him up and they reconnected a few years back. Charlie and his wife Lynn live in California. This week they were traveling through Washington on their way to Canada so Charlie and Jim decided to meet up in Olympia. This was only the 2nd time they had seen each other since this 1954 trip.
This week. (Jim looks weird because he's trying not to blink)

This is where my Jim lived from 0-3 years of age in Port Townsend, WA. This was their house. They rented this house on 40 acres for $80 / month. Ahhh, the good old days.

And sadly, Olympia is also where Jim's older brother is buried. Joey was Jim and Sandy's first born. He tragically drowned when he was 4 1/2 years old. He would be 46 now.

1 comment:

Alan and Connie said...

I'm so glad that Jim took his dad to meet his friend. Life is too short to ignore the simple things in life that make us happy.