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Who was Jim?

Discussion in 'Jim's Cafe' started by shania, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. shania

    shania Well-Known Member

    The question occasionally comes up, especially from new members - Who was Jim, that our café threads are named after?

    Jim (his username was jimk) was a long-time member here since 2008, as well as a moderator, who was the one that usually started the café thread every morning. He was a retired accountant in his sixties and would often mention his autistic son Johnny (affectionately called "Zoomies") who lived with him. He loved technology and enjoyed music and collecting movies. Even though he had gone through some very difficult times, he loved life and was committed to SF and helping others.

    He passed unexpectedly from natural causes in April, 2014.

    The daily threads were originally called the Café. After he passed it became Jim's Café, in his honor.

    We remember and miss you, Jim.
  2. Baicha

    Baicha Well-Known Member

    It never occurred to me that 'Jim' was an actual person. A lovely way to remember someone who was obviously a lovely man!
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Jim was amazing, I cannot put into words how awesome he was, may he rest in peace.
    Debzy, Mremptyinside, Lost and 8 others like this.
  4. nico_justnico

    nico_justnico Sf Spacemonkey

    I never had the honor of meeting him, but he sounds like a wonderful person
    Debzy, Mremptyinside, Old geb and 4 others like this.
  5. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Jim was wonderful...he really cared about people. It's really great that we continue to honor him with Jim's Café.
  6. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Alumni

    I had the pleasure of meeting him once. It turned out that we only lived about a mile from each other. He was a gentle, loving soul and I hope he has found the peace he so desired.
    MarvelFan, Debzy, Old geb and 8 others like this.
  7. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    He sounded a really nice person. Respect to all the people who posted here.
    Debzy, Dawn, PaladinofKnights and 2 others like this.
  8. Aj q8

    Aj q8 Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful thing to do ..it melts my heart
  9. meaningless-vessel

    meaningless-vessel Well-Known Member

    I sure miss chatting music with the guy. He's now watching over us all and keeping an eye from the sky. He'd be thinking of you guys
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  10. PaladinofKnights

    PaladinofKnights SF Supporter

    Yo never knew it. Rest In Peace man. Woulda like to meet ya. We'll keep the forum runnin for ya.
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  11. Old geb

    Old geb Public Access

    Sounds like an amazing man, I really wish I could have met him
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  12. Kereviz

    Kereviz Member

    May his soul rests in peace. He seems to be an amazing guy. Is there any way to acces his own "the Café" posts? I wonder them :)
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  13. shania

    shania Well-Known Member

    Hi @Kereviz -

    That's a great question! I did a little digging and at first glance it appeared that the answer was no. But I tried another way and found them!

    You can read them by first clicking on this: @jimk

    Select 'profile page' and from there you can look through his posts, including the café ones; it looks like everything was saved :)
  14. extraterrestrialone

    extraterrestrialone assembled words SF Supporter

    In awe I think. Don't know what else to say.
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  15. Kereviz

    Kereviz Member

    Thank you very much :)
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  16. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Jim was a friend to many met him on another forum uggg miss you Jim
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  17. FrainBart

    FrainBart Staff Alumni

    Jim was a very caring guy, always had a kind and supportive thing to say. He honesttly was a bright spot in a few of my darker days. Always hearing about him and his son was amazing, and even years on he still brings some light to my dark days.
  18. LonelyHiker

    LonelyHiker Waitering for Godot

    He sounds like an amazing guy, the sort of person we should all aspire to be.
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  19. VioletDawn

    VioletDawn SF Supporter

    Wow. The initial post is both sad and beautiful at the same time. Sounds like he was a wonderful person.
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  20. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    This post is beautiful. Jim was an amazing person and one of my closest friends here. I haven't been here in a while but so glad to see his memory being kept alive!