Aloha Peter, Great story and you tell it so well. Hope everybody is doing good and I miss you all and Kauai also and hope to get back there one of these days soon if nohing else for a vacation. Tell Deb Aloha from me. Aloha,Wildog
I should also add, as Kokua did, Jimmy was honored this year at the 32nd Annual PineTree's Longboard Surfing Classic here in Hanalei, Kaua'i. Charlie Cowden, who for many years has run and sponsored this contest along with Bobby Coch's who at one time owned Kai Kane Surf Shop in Hanalei and Mark Sausen, who shapes boards here. Charlie, wanted to honor the passing of Jimmy and put him on the back of the PineTree's T-shirt this year.
Carol, Jimmy's sister and her husband Jamie, were very gracious in contributing a very neat photo of Jimmy to go on the back of the T-shirt. For many years, you could always count on seeing Jimmy up in the Lifeguard Tower at Sunset Beach, always ready for the challenge, in doing his job.
Very beautiful Junior Champ!
Wiakiki - Tally Ho gave me a dollar in 1960 - said welcome to America Midget - I learnt from him and the people who knew him.
Lots of stage presence - learnt in the ring - certain he wrestled in Australia earlier - good fun!!!!!!
Jimmy (World Champion) inherited the 1970's - hard time - so many challenges.
If you think about it - so many values were being tested.
So hard to make it all work!!