expecially Ellen. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. It has been along time since Jennie (Rice) Laffoon and myself visited you in North
Carolina, but they are good memories of a fun visit.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Please take care.
When You Are Old
WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face among a crowd of stars.
My deepest condolences to you all.
South Bend, IN
Jacqueline (Jacki) LeKashman Smith(Priscilla & Larry LeKashmans daughter)
We will attend the funeral.
I met Jim many years ago at the humane society, I introduced him to Zoe and Ivy who&s lives he saved by providing medical care and then adopting them (lucky, lucky cats)! Jim was a special,caring compassionate man who was not afraid to show his emotions. His passion and concern for animals made us friends immediately. Even though he was still greiving for his dear Taffy, he saw that Zoe and Ivy desperately needed help and he gave it without reservation.I will miss him and he will always be in my thoughts.If you need any help in caring for Jim&s kitties please let me know.
To Gloria, Bob, and Ellen:
We just wanted to let you know on behalf of all of us how much happiness we have felt in taking care of your family member, James. He was funny, smart, and loved to cook! It was easy to care for him this past month because we wanted to, and to love him as a human being. His heart was golden and we are sad to see him leave everyone. However, we know he will never suffer anymore and that brings joy to our hearts. He will always be remembered for so many things, but I think that what means the most is that he loved so many people and they loved him back. He made a difference in this lifetime and that matters. He will never be forgotten.
With sincere condolences,
THE NURSING COMPANY
Margaret Schwimer, President
Maria Clifton Linda Price
Linda Nettles Ann Cheatem
Sarah Pacific Melissa Bagsby
Kim Birmingham Jen Hittle
My sister Linda, also wanted me to express to the family how sorry she is about Jim.
Our whole family wants the family to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, if they need anything - please contact me.
Drew and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Jim&s death. He was a big part of our lives when we lived in W. Laf. Ted and Mike, my children, always loved when Jim came over. He was always in a good mood and loved to kid around with them. Through Jim, we met all of you. You have our deepest sympathy. We will miss him.
Sincerely, Tish and Drew Snyir
I met Jim when we were in Singles Plus together in the early 1980s. He was one of the nicest guys I ever knew and remained a good friend ever since. His warm smile, welcoming attitude and savvy outlook were always a great lift to my spirit.
Never known to brag, it was all the more surprising to learn of his impressive accomplishments, too late to congratulate him for all his good works. I will miss seeing him around town, and wish he could have stayed with us much longer.
God is welcoming Jim home with open arms and healing the pain he suffered. I know we will all be together again, one day when the old gang is reunited. What a party we&ll all have then!
May God bless and keep you and yours in His grace and peace, forevermore.
Both Margene and I send our deepest condolences. May the sadness of this time be replaced by memories of joy and happiness that Jim and your family shared.
We are so sorry for your lost. Wish we could have met each one of you. May God Bless you.
Wanda and Bobby