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Remembering Jim Armstrong
The photograph at left is of Jim Armstrong, taken on Thanksgiving Day of 2001, a few months before he passed away. Click on it to see a fullsize version in a new window.
Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, he was one of my best friends. It was Jim who turned me on to The Grateful Dead just after we graduated from high school, need I say more?
Jim was very out-going. Back in the day, if I had a weekend night free, Jim is the one I'd call to find out what was happening.
As we got older and partied less, Jim's place became the hangout. When visiting him you might bump into the same friend you saw last weekend, or someone from the old southside gang that you hadn't seen in two or even five years.
At one point Jim told me if I ever got in trouble, e.g., for a DUI or something, I could call him for help. Fortunately I am a good kid and never had to take him up on his offer. I wonder how many other people he told to do the same? He had a lot of friends.
Jim is still loved dearly, and greatly missed, by many, including myself!
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Friends' web sites
Interested in log cabins and wood-burning stoves? Visit Dave and Robin's Website on Semi-Rural Living.
Dave Gerow plays Latin music for a radio show entitled Esuche in Hawaii on Kauai Community Radio, KKCR. His show runs every Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Hawaii time. That translates to 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. for people in Denver, and from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Virginia time. Dave says to call on the toll free line to make a request.
Bob Nagel is now CEO of Reymet Federal Credit Union. Bob is a huge fan of classic british rock, specifically the Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks. He got a gang of us tickets for my first Stones show in 1978. I remember seeing Keith Richards playing with a capo in Philly that year, just like it was yesterday -- and I guarantee you that I have not been the same since....
After the Keith-Richards-uses-a-capo-like-the-bluegrass-dudes revelation I had at the Rolling Stones concert in 1978, Steve Parker, aka. sparker, was one of the few friends I had in Virginny who also listened to punk rock back in the 1980s. We are especially fond of the group X.
Randy Fay is now a hobo biker.