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Big Jim.. #149706
12/08/2017 12:39 PM
12/08/2017 12:39 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 65,193
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline OP
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Central Florida!
Just noticed it is his birthday today. Rest in peace.


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Re: Big Jim.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #149707
12/08/2017 02:31 PM
12/08/2017 02:31 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,462
Worcester, U.K. and Spain
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Worcester, U.K. and Spain
The first TTOLer I met in real life. Sat in his chair at Soggy Dollar enjoying life. Really nice man, sadly gone.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: Jeannius] #149708
12/08/2017 03:50 PM
12/08/2017 03:50 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 15,505
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Indeed. Big Jim is greatly missed.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: Manpot] #149709
12/08/2017 04:10 PM
12/08/2017 04:10 PM
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Posts: 943
Gulf Shores AL
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I met him on Anegada one time - it turned out we had mutual friends out in the CA desert! Really nice guy!!

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #149710
12/08/2017 09:45 PM
12/08/2017 09:45 PM
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Posts: 1,237
New Jersey, USA
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I remember a thread in which people explained how they picked their TTOL screen names. Jim said, "I'm big".

Dan

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: DanS] #149711
12/08/2017 11:17 PM
12/08/2017 11:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 3,925
Buffalo, NY
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cool dude, never got to meet him in person but his chair at the SD reminds me of him every time....his profile pic was a sketch I remember and people would ask how they would find him in the BVI and he said "I look just like my profile".

on another note something I recently noticed about another TTOL member who has passed, Bill Hartzman....
his Facebook is gone. I only noticed because a FB memory came up recently and his comments were completely gone but people in the conversation were addressing him...weird and too bad.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: lauraandrex] #149712
12/09/2017 02:12 PM
12/09/2017 02:12 PM
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Posts: 3,402
Woodstock, GA
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I didn't realize that a FB page would just go away. Too bad as I would visit it every now and then as I really liked Bill and Di.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: RickinAtlanta] #149713
12/09/2017 04:19 PM
12/09/2017 04:19 PM
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Posts: 3,925
Buffalo, NY
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I don't think they do. I believe someone has to physically delete the account. One of my friends grandmother passed away last year and the husband (not her grandfather) deleted the whole account for reasons unknown. She was devastated that all of her comments and pics were gone. But of course people have their reasons and if a close relative felt the need to so then I guess we will never know.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: lauraandrex] #149714
12/14/2017 07:01 PM
12/14/2017 07:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,074
Maryland
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Yes, I have a couple of Facebook friends that have passed away, but their accounts are still active... for example saildoggie's account is still there.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: lauraandrex] #149715
12/16/2017 07:53 PM
12/16/2017 07:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 161
Plano, TX
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I donít have my own Facebook page but use Geneís daily. I had one friend who couldnít understand how he was answering things correctly. Turned awfully red when I told her it was me. We have never laughed so hard. Gene had so many closed groups that I enjoy and they would probably never let me in. Thatís why I keep it and not bother with one for me.

Re: Big Jim.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #159331
04/20/2018 10:58 PM
04/20/2018 10:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,346
Arlington, TX USA
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I met big jim a couple times down there. first was at soggy dollar. Just hung out. second time was on Anegada. We had heard that it's a great walk to the Cow Wreck. So, with a single water bottle, we headed out on the road. Little did we know everyone meant the beach. about a tenth of the way there, we were out of water and feeling like it was the march of death. Along drives a jeep and passes us. I look at the drive and think to myself, "is that Big Jim?"

Well, 10 minutes later, the jeep drove back up and i hear a "Jack, is that you? Want a ride?"

Big Jim had saved the lives of my crew and me! Had a great time hanging out in the Cow Wreck with him and his personal tour of Anegada.

Great times with a great guy! RIP Jim. I'm sure you are the big guy reading a book close to shore in Heaven!


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