Jim came to Custer Washington in the 2nd grade. Jim and Les Jenson were my best friends through school. We were always together and never missed birthday parties and even had the same girlfriends. Jim and I sang in the 7th, 8th and 9th grade choirs and a special boys octet. We competed with other schools at Western Washington University in the octet as will as other special events. JIm and I both sang tenor.
After high school, we each went our own ways and lost track of each other. We met up later in Army Reserve summer camp at Ft. Lewis and have kept close ever since. We resumed our relationship and vacationed in Mexico and other places together. Jim visted us in central Oregon and us in Wenatchee.
We both loved and owned horses which was another shared interest. Living in Central Oregon just made us plan visits better.
I will miss my good friend Jim, but will see him someday in a better place