Wow, that's kind of creepy. I wonder how they knew?
No, Jim was not one for making meetings over in Muskegon. I'd bet he
went to the hamfests in years past. I just didn't take him for a ham
who went out of his way. I mean no disrespect.
The last breakfast we shared I asked him to tell me a story about the
older days. We got talking about Press, N8UG. Those guys sure made
some innovative improvements in our hobby in Newaygo County. And
never a Cadillac or Traverse City hamfest passed without first
starting with an early breakfast in rural Croton. It would have been
fun being a ham back then.
Jim was lots better known for his work with Fremont's Cub Scouts. And
he took his Wood Badge course way, way, way back. I think it was at
Gilwell Field (well, technically they all are, but this Gilwell was
THE Gilwell) when he was stationed in England working with the Air
Force. Still waters run deep. Jim's were extraordinarily deep.
We will sure miss him.