Sunday, October 23, 2016

RIP Uncle Jim

This blog has lost one of its biggest fans.

My Uncle Jim was a rabid reader of this blog, and a frequent contributor.  It started with one of my earliest blog posts about the closing of Al's Bar in St. Louis Park back in 2009 (hard to believe I've been at this for 17 years).  Since then, he's often penned me a note about what a post meant to him, and how much he appreciated my writing.

He had a huge personality, and a huge heart, and the cliche totally applies that "they just don't make 'em like that anymore."

Rest in peace, Uncle Jim.  Thank you for making this blog, and my life, all the more rich.  

Now move along.  I have a feeling there is a guy with a cocktail and a cribbage board who has been waiting for you.

Give him a hug for me.


Please feel free to include any thoughts you may have. Know, however, that kiddos might be reading this, so please keep the adult language to yourself. I know, for me to ask that language is clean is a stretch...