I think it would be safe to say that Jim Brown was and is my friend. You see, I inherited his family and his home. I only met Jim once before he died. But he made an impact on me then, and he still makes an impact on me today.
Jim was an avid, longsuffering Cleveland sports fan like me. Also, I hear Jim’s voice on videos, and I see his pictures in our home. At Christmas time a prominent picture of Jim smiling widely adorned his parent’s wall by the front door. In a way I felt like Jim was part of the family gathering and having fun along with us.
Jim was not a perfect man, but a passionate one. He was not skilled in outdoor things, but he more than made up for that by his computer genius. Jim was the main computer guru in the city school system where we live. Dee said that his goal was to retire early, and start up his own computer or software business.
The main things Jim and I have in common are our relationships. We both have Dee and Joseph as a wife and a son, and Christ as our Savior. He was a proud husband and father. You can see it in his pictures and videos with Dee and Joseph. His smile and fun-loving nature were evident. And his journals give vivid evidence of his tenderness toward Christ.
Yes, I am very glad and proud to call Jim Brown my friend!
See you next time,