Rebuilding this lost thread, my apologies ahead of time for bringing it back to the top.
It is with a saddened heart, that I have to bring the news of our Friend's health, and imminent completion of his last bit of time here with us.
Jim has been battling Cancer for over a year now. In the last week, he has been forced to bed, and is loosing all abilities.
His Wife Helen has informed me as of last night, he's mostly asleep, only awake in and out.
We have a open thread over at the Danger dogz that all of you are welcome to read, and post in.
Helen (Jim's wife) is trying to keep up with them, and read them to him, as he is able to be alert.
You can also post in this thread as well of course.
Last Sunday the guys got together to Celebrate the 7th year of the Squadron, and to put on a quick display for him in his honor, with his favorite ride.
He really enjoys Mudmoving with the IL2
Sadly he was not able to participate, So DD_Bluebear Compiled it into a video so Helen could show him.
Jim has been around here since 2003, and has always shown a Mature, Honorable, Selfless, Assisting, existence among us, and selflessly Hosting thousands of Hours for the Weekend UBI Coops.
He is also Commander of Danger Dogz, and initially was one of the main instigators of getting that group together.
As many of you know, Once a dog always a dog, even if you move on to another squad, The Danger dogz have been a pound so to speak for many of young pups/strays looking for adoption.
That's just the way Jim wanted it.
Cancer its such a ruthless, self serving killer.
It does however often give us the remaining, a chance to express our love, and thoughts to the poor SOD fighting it.
Unlike the silent killers, Heart Attack, Stroke and so forth.
Leaving us the living, left wondering, and struck with a painful empty void in their hearts.
For being strong enough to fight this beast, and giving us the gift of your remaining time with us.
Your eternal friend
A Bit of Song I sang for you "My Old Freind"