|I'm not sure what to say...
...about Jim that won't be better said by others, other than my uncle defined what I value in people and who I want to be. I find there are so few people in this world to look up to, but for me Jim was that person.
I can honestly say I cherished every second I spent with him and if I can live my life with half the strength, honesty, integrity and insight, then perhaps I too can be a great man. And then maybe I can give to others what he unknowingly gave to me. I got so much from him just being himself. From him I learned that it is possible to walk the walk not just talk the talk and no one is as proud to have an uncle as I am to have had Jim resonate in my life. He will live with me always.
Edward Fletcher 7/10/99