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  • Aug 19, 2012 4:33pm

    I have felt really bad about not writing something here. Just didn't know what to say. We spent a lot of time with Jim when he was stationed in London and after that, but due to various things we hadn't managed to see him since 2005.  We did London together, Paris, New York and Washington but we never made it to LA. Sorry. 

    Saw you in your film tonight. It made the UK!

    I/we really miss you mate!

     

    Mike & Debby Moir

  • Aug 7, 2012 9:08pm

    Tony and I met Jim at an early Minnecon and irregularly afterwards at Minnecons, Minneapolis in '73 parties, and various worldcons. He was always interesting and fun. Even when he worked for the State Department and you knew he couldn't talk about most of what he did, he was still great to have a conversation with. When he retired and burst forth into two new careers, it was inspiring!  Even his FaceBook posts were fascinating.

    He was SO cool! He had so many plans!

    @#&*%!! but we miss him!   ... may we all find peace...

    Suford Lewis

  • Jul 1, 2012 6:48pm

    I miss you.  Maggie

    Maggie Flinn

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  • Jun 27, 2012 11:18am

    It was a pleasure to meet you, even under the sad circumstances. We will always remember Jim, and are grateful to have been able to participate in his memorial.  We look forward to the movie.  Take care.

    Terry Garey
    and Dennis Lien

    Terry Garey

  • Jun 26, 2012 9:02pm

    I had hoped to make it out to say good-bye. I wish now I wasn't so manic about deleting the phone messages, it would be nice to hear your cheeri-o.

    The Native Garden I told you I was planning and starting is coming along great. I have the foundation and framework plants in and am tending to them every day. There is a wonderful little chat/reading/thinking area, you suggested was so important, and I added a remembrance stone it says simply STRENGTH.

    I will sort out the boxes of APA's and Fanzines and whatever you left with me and make them available to whomever might want them.  

    miss you

     

     

    Bev Elmshauser

  • Jun 26, 2012 8:08pm

    I got Nazis at the Center of the Earth on June 12th from Redbox and watched it that night. I thought Jim was the best thing in it. That's my humble opinion.

    Roland Trenary

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  • Jun 26, 2012 6:20pm

    I've been meaning to ask you if you gave Jim some starter for Amish Friendship Bread several years ago at Christmas. Jim gave me some and I've been using it ever since. I brought it with me to England, and bake with it every week.

    Giovanna Fregni

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  • Jun 24, 2012 12:00am

    In honor of Jim Young

    Sharon Kahn and Richard Tatge

  • Jun 20, 2012 9:54pm

    Damnit Jim,  you will be missed!

    ken konkol

  • Jun 20, 2012 5:30pm

    In Memory of our cousin, Jimmy Young, who went to live with the Angels. I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel somewhere around this time called "The Face of The Deep", as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. I never saw him again after that time. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!

    Hank Spooner-Christen

  • Jun 18, 2012 2:07pm

    A weeks ago, Jim had a restful day as loved ones read him messages from us all. A week ago tomorrow, he was gone. Gone from this plane, but so near in our hearts. 
    Much love to Denny, Amy, Kelly, and all of Jim's family, friends, and loved ones. This week and every week.

    Geri Sullivan

  • Jun 17, 2012 11:15pm

    I just heard the news about Jim, and I'm shocked and saddened, and can't summon any more words yet.

    Morris Keesan

  • Jun 17, 2012 5:56pm

    I'd like to thank all of you for your words of support. It is comforting to know Jim was so highly regarded and loved by so many. Denny, (Jim's brother), and I can be reached by e-mail at pdyoung@mac.com.
    Pat Young, sister-in-law

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  • Jun 16, 2012 11:44am

     I remember when Jimmy stayed at the family house at 2624 S.Dundee in Tampa,Florida in 1983. He stayed in my room,and slept on the top bunk bed. He worked at that time for the State Department, and had lived for 2 years in Germany. He did tell me about how he wrote some speeches for President Ronald Reagan, but many things he was not allowed to talk about. He also wrote and published a science fiction novel around this time, as well as having played keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands back in his native Minnesota. We mostly talked about the music, and The Beatles and the British Invasion. He told me at that time that he was going to give me his copy of ? and The Mysterians "96 Tears" album, because he knew how much I still love that group, but that never happened. He will be missed by me very much! God rest his soul!

    Hank Spooner-Christen

  • Jun 16, 2012 11:23am

    I only met Jim once, at the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow.  I'd heard there was a Foreign Service Officer who was active in fandom - Kurt Baty introduced us during a reception at the convention.  I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him again, as I've heard many good things about him from the friends we had in common.  He was one of the people whom I think of as a reason for why I joined the Foreign Service.

    I would consider it an honor to submit information about Jim for publication in the State Department Magazine, if someone in the family would help me with putting together information for publication.  I'm sure there are many people in the Department who would appreciate knowing that he's passed away.

    Theresa Renner

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