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Thread #115825   Message #2484443
Posted By: GUEST,Margie - Stans Baby Sister
04-Nov-08 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Stan James of Washington (Nov 2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Stan James of Washington has died
Stan couldn't save the world, e'en tho he did what he was born to do, gave merry mirth and love to all he could..a child of the depression. .. wealth wasn't his goal..he did what he did for passion. Guess he didn't need another one. All folk singers are a deeply passionate and insightful group .. Good at survival and improvisation ..

One time he and his brother John.,a great hang-glider, by the way, and also a gifted musician, decided to take mom and me fishing. We walked a long way to some lake; no car. Got a rowboat and it started out well.. then came the rain. I have a memory of   a very tender   and humorous scene .. he couldn't stand mom getting so drenched so he got a   supply of the biggest lily pads he could drag up and protected her with them, then used evergreen branches, on the trek home...must have been around 13 at the time.

Times were tough but I have that sweet memory in my heart forever. Cant remember any fish for supper tho...... he went a round like quicksilver so we didn't get to spend as much time with him as you, his fellow mudcats did...

One of his legacies is the great sense of joy his whole family feels at having a connection with him no matter how   disconnected we were at times due to life's business. Your group has certainly made an impact on me ...such kind and just hearts, to do so much for each other..I would call you a very righteous bunch....thank you for being there.

From the sincere depths of my heart, you have softened the pain.


MARGIE..naillon2 at