Sometimes you meet people in your life that leave a mark. Jim Matheson was one of those rare people.
I first met Jim about 2 years ago (late 2014) at an aged care facility in Murgon, Queensland when I was visiting my mother in-law.
Jim was an interesting man, he told me a little of his past and after an hour long conversation, I knew that I would want to talk to Jim again on my next visit.
What I also discovered was that Jim didn’t mind having his photo taken, so the first photo of Jim was taken, the first photo of many, he liked that!
I had the photo printed and took it back to Jim on my next visit. I think he liked it . . .
Jim had a great sense of humor, very dry but funny. We usually had a good laugh during our conversations.
I lost count on the amount of visits Jim and I had, but they were always good. Good conversation and the odd photo here and there.
Jim enjoyed posing for me and having his photo taken, I was able to print off a lot of photos of Jim on the spot with a portable printer. He would walk around with the photos and show people!
Whenever we went to Murgon, I always tried to look up Jim.
Jim died in January 2017 . . . I was sad to hear of his passing . . . but I do have many fond memories of Jim and his dog Dutchess.
Jim, thank you for being a friend, I will miss your smiling face . . .
I will share some of Jim’s photos here.