Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Guest Book for a year

Part of the funeral expenses included an online 'guest book' offered for those that wanted to post something. I have eliminated last names due to the fun of internet, but thought what they had to say was worthy of remembering.

Guest Book for James

May 30, 2007
Jim was one of the good guys. Jim always had a smile for you and always tried to make you smile as well. He had the smarts/good fortune of marrying my best friend. If there were ever two people meant to be together, it was Jim and Betsy. The world is going to seem a lot more sepia toned and a lot less Technicolored without him in it.


May 30, 2007
Jim will always be remembered as a "Superman" in my book!


May 30, 2007
Jim was an amiable bear of a man--he could be gruff, but anyone who looked could see great gentleness in his twinkling eyes. He was totally in love with Betsy, yet gave her her space as she gave him his--in short, as close to a perfect a marriage as ever there was. I shall miss seeing him at our gatherings.

May 30, 2007
I can't think of a time I saw Jim when he wasn't smiling. He was a nice guy, and I'll miss him.

May 30, 2007
When I was between jobs at the beginning of 2006, Jim hired me at the store he was managing. This led directly to my current full-time job which I've now held for over a year. So this simple act of kindness to a friend ended up having a much larger impact, for which I continue to be grateful. He will be missed very much.

May 30, 2007
Jim was a kind and generous friend, a great person just to know and be around. He was up to any challenge, always encouraging and supportive. His sense of humor could calm the stormiest waters. Up, up and away, my friend. I'm proud to have known you.

May 30, 2007
My sincere condolences on the loss of my childhood friend, Jimmy. I remember him as a playful, funny, child who loved to aggravate his brothers. I know he will be missed by many.

May 30, 2007
We grieve with thee ...
--Jackie & Carole

May 31, 2007
Jim was a good man who always had a hug, word of encouragement, and big smile to share. I have always enjoyed his sense of humor and good company and he will be greatly missed. And yes, Jim is a Superman in my book.Much Love,
--Cindy S.

June 1, 2007
Growing up I never remember him in a bad mood..He was always smiling... You will be missed by many.

June 3, 2007
I first met Jim when his sister and I started dating. He always made time for his sister. They looked out for one another and helped each other when either needed help. He was good friend to have and I’ll miss him.
--John M.

June 11, 2007
Jim was the best brother in law and was perfectly matched with my sister Betsy , they loved life to the fullest and enjoyed each others interests supporting each other in all they did, they were a match made in heaven . Jim we will miss you for your laugh, smile, jokes , love of life and being part of our family . WE will miss you you were a wonderful person, son, husband ,brother, brother in law and son in law
--chris a.

December 5, 2007
Jim it has been 5 months since you left us here and have become Betsy guardian angel. We miss you each and every day. As the Holiday approaches know that you are in our hearts and will be in our thoughts as we celebrate Christmas this year with Betsy . We love you and miss you - Chris Kim Emily Meredith and Abigail
--chris a.

April 12, 2008
It is almost 11 months and I have to say this is a very lonely world without Jim in it. The loss of his smile, his sparkly eyes as he made a funny comment and the flair he added to a conversation. My heart is broken and I am still missing Jim with each breath.
--love betsy

May 20, 2008
Jim, We have been without you and your wonderful personality for a year. You are loved and missed as a brother in law and uncle by my family, I pray that you are looking over your lovely wonderful wife as she gets through each day without you she misses you, you and her were inseperable and so in love, she misses you daily.
You were a wonderful asset to our family and have left a large space in our hearts. Know that this past year has been hard and you and her are in our hearts. I will be planting a tree for your life this month to honor you as the wonderful life fulfilling person you were. Jim we miss you and love you -your sister in law chris.
--chris a.

May 29, 2008
This will be my last entry to a book I never wanted to open. Jim, as my husband, my friend, my soul mate, brought laughter and gave me love. He helped those in need and didn't think about it. Jim tried hard to reach his dreams and to make best with the simple things we had. Having each other made the rest of the world okay.

Know that I love you always, my husband.

1 comment:

Rach said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I'm sorry you have it yet, what a tribute to your amazing man. :o)