Very sad news. We were all lucky to have been warmed by his presence.
|The Once and Future SIG Shooter|
So very sad. I will truly miss him.
|34" Scale 5-String|
Ah shit... I feel like I‘m gonna puke!
Obviously didn’t know him beyond what he posted here, but felt I “knew” him a bit through this forum! Also knew his end was coming soon based on his post about hospice care, but not THIS SOON!!! Dammit... RIP “JALLEN”.
You know what else he did with the last few grains in his hour glass? He spent it with us and for us. He behaved selflessly to the end that way. That is what I came to admire about him. I hope he knew/knows how grateful I am to him for that example.
I'm sorry, I'm thinking about the cats again...
|Plowing straight ahead come what may|
"we've gotta roll with the punches, learn to play all of our hunches
Making the best of what ever comes our way
Forget that blind ambition and learn to trust your intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may
And theres a cowboy in the jungle"
Sad to hear this. A wonderful man with great experience which offered great insight.
Cheers to JALLEN.
We don't need no stinkin' badges.
|Back, and |
to the left
I saw this today, Tuesday morning, before dawn leaving for work. I was just busy with life and hadn't checked in all weekend and then some. Like others have said, I felt I knew him, and wanted to meet him at some point, though I knew it was unlikely. So many of the posts here express so much better than I can the depth of Jim's impact on all of us. For me, just his clarity of thought and intellect made his thoughts and opinions (on just about anything) genuinely pleasurable to read. His humor, wisdom, experiences, insightful opinions, even his ethos. It was like crack to me. Clearly it was for others too.
I too am glad he is finally pain free. There is also a joy in knowing of a good, full life, so thoroughly lived. Still, I was far more affected by this news than I previously thought possible.
Jim, you will be sorely missed sir. May God bless you and keep you.
I am very glad to have had the chance to benefit from your presence.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. -Ecclesiastes 9:11
Damn....I just got back from a work trip and I get a notice that I hadn't turned-in my rent, walk in the door and there it is on the counter, my rent check that I had forgotten to turn-in before leaving last week. Now, I log-in to this great community and see this news. One of the wise and great members of this forum has passed. I very much appreciated JAllen's perspective and professional opinion on various subjects. He will be missed and we are diminished.
RIP Jim. We're going to miss you!
I always appreciated his intellect and willingness to share what he was so passionate about. He stood out and was extra-ordinary extraordinary. Prayers of comfort for his family and friends.
May he rest in peace. He was one of the reasons I'm addicted to (mostly lurking) on this great forum.
|Grapes of Wrath|
My condolences to JALLEN's family.
Although we never met, I was always proud to have him as a neighbor in the hill country.
|Not your average |
kind of girl
A life well lived and a life to be remembered by us all. Godspeed Jallen. And prayers for strength for all who held you dear.
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Very sad news, JALLEN will absolutely be missed. Condolences to his family.
|Dirty Boat Guy|
The man went out with his boots on and his dignity well in tact. Fair winds and following seas to a class act.
A penny saved is a government oversight.
The man will be missed. Always enjoyed his perspective. It was a privilege to have been on the board with him.
|You can't go |
Always enjoyed his posts and his steadfast presence on the forum. Rest in peace Jim, you will be truly missed by many.
Life Member NRA
“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve." - Lao Tzu
|Tequila with lime|
Sad to hear. Rest in peace Jim.
Thank you President Trump.
Very sorry to hear this.
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