Saturday, June 30, 2007

The faces of Jim...

What a great story, Meg — and you're tot right about the look. That's a very special picture.

I have this picture hanging above one of my computers... It's a double exposure of him when Anita and I got him a lamb cake for his birthday a couple of years ago.

One exposure is his ferocious looking i'm-gonna-devour-this face, the other is his ever-so-grateful-and-appreciative face. Here it is.

(That's a chocolate-dipped cigarette hanging out of the lamb's mouth. It came with the cake. It was funny at the time.)

Jimmy Honey

James Elenidis, dear and giving friend, beloved son and brother, passed away at the age of 32 on February 6, 2007. This is a place for friends to share stories, photos, memories. I was inspired to start this blog because there are so many good Jim stories floating around in my head and, for me, sharing them keeps his spirit alive.

Like the time we were co-best people at Clay & Devery's wedding. He was excited to have an opportunity to wear his charcoal grey suit, and we were both honored to be involved and to help Clay on his big day. After all the running around and preparing, the ceremony was beautiful, and JH and I finally got to calm down and have a drink.

We all got this special look from Jim--the priceless "we're sharing a moment" look. I'm glad I have a photo of him with this expression. When I miss him most, I can look at this and feel somewhat comforted. He was an amazing friend and partner-in-crime. I'm just glad I was able to be share a friendship with him for 12 years.