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.
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  4. nico_justnico

    nico_justnico Sf Spacemonkey Chat Pro

    I never had the honor of meeting him, but he sounds like a wonderful person
  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.
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  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.
  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
  10. PaladinofKnights

    PaladinofKnights Forum Pro 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 New 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 Well-Known Member

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

    Kereviz New Member

    Thank you very much :)
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