James (Jim) H.'s Latest Interactions
Thanks you guys for the comments on Rob. He was a good friend to all that knew him. Wheather playing cards, touch football or hockey he gave his best. Playing hockey one night I tried to check him off the puck, but only bounced off his strong elbow and went sprawling. He stopped, came over and quietly said "you okay?" And helped me up. I've not forgotten that thought of kindness from him. We had a party at someone's house New Years Eve and somebody told a joke. Was'nt all that funny I recall but Rob laughed at it like it was the funniest joke he'd ever heard. That quiet guy made the rest of us smile as well.
Rest In Peace Rob.
Happy Birthday Walt - hope you have a good day and are staying safe. We need to talk again sometime? Hope weather in Ca. Is not a hot as it is here in Az. Whew! ????take care.
I last spoke to and saw Jack and family at their homecoming reception in Ann Arbor, Mi. upon his return from Vietnam. I was honored to be in in the color guard as part of a Coast Guard contingent at that reception in 1973. His service and duty to country were so commendable. He was not only a good friend all during high school, but a brother in arms during the war. As Deane, Art and Carl have mentioned sentiments I can only concur. Jack had the “intestinal fortitude “ to play goalie for the “Wolverines” hockey team. Chris Parker, Wally Rose, Phil Crittenden, Marc Eckerle, Art West, Deane Nelson, Steve Touzalin, Dave Netzel, Dexter Means, my brother Harry, and probably half dozen other friends I have failed to mention made up a group of guys who played hockey in all kinds of conditions - least of which was the keeping our friendships. Jack “the scab” Butcher was the best. Rest well, you done good!