A Little Personal – James Sharp -A tribute

I don’t often reblog posts, but there aren’t many of this generation left, and I really liked reading about this man. If you have a few minutes, give a look, you won’t be disappointed.

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I recently went to Detroit to participate in the memorial service for my Uncle, Jim. He was the last of three siblings and died suddenly at the age of ninety-four after a life that included lots of love, some heartbreak, and mostly good health. This post is not about his passing but rather a reminder of the kind of people that his generation represented.

Uncle Jim was a pilot in World War II. He joined the army after Pearl Harbor even though he had a wife and little boy at home. When asked why he joined his response was simple, “I have some talent that should be useful.” He was also only twenty years old. This first photo is Uncle Jim in high school. The dedication on the photo is to his sister, my mother.

Uncle Jim

He was a swimmer, football player, and played a pretty mean game of golf. He married his high school…

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Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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19 Responses to A Little Personal – James Sharp -A tribute

  1. Lovely choice for a reblog, Dan. I enjoyed it too. Hugs.

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  2. Glad that you reblogged it. I commented on John’s blog. However, I had this funny thought in my mind that heroes like Uncle Jim risked their lives for that one image of the enemy area and today we live in a world obsessed with selfies posting on social media. One guy taking pictures for the honor of his country, another guy taking pictures for glamor of his profile. Just a weird thought.

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  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    Thanks for sharing this very interesting tribute. The men of this generation were very special indeed!

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  4. Thank you so much for the reblog, Dan. I know you don’t do it often and I agree this was a very special generation. They are quickly fading away so your reblog is quite special. :-)

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  5. Thanks for this reblog, Dan. It is especially appreciated during this time in our country when we keep looking for people of character. This gentleman had character and was motivated to serve our Country on our behalf. A sincere thanks to him and his family for their sacrifice. :-)

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  6. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Thank you for the reblog, Dan. I really enjoyed reading this. <3

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  7. C.E.Robinson says:

    Nice to read it again, Dan! It was a wonderful tribute to John’s uncle. 💛 Christine

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