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Offline Bjay65

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Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:19:29 PM »
Hi, I'm looking for folks on here who might remember my stepdad, Jim Smith.  He was a moderator on the old site, owned a couple of Eagles and went to some of the get-togethers.  He passed away four years ago.  My mom has since sold off one of his Eagles, but we still have one, and she might be ready to let go of it.  She really needs to.  I think it would help her let it go if it went to someone Jimmie knew from the site.  I am heading out there tomorrow and will have more info about the car this weekend.  Any of Jimmie's buddies on here looking for another Eagle?  Please email me at bjay65@msn.com.  Thanks, Ben Sherr

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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 08:48:54 PM »
I remember him as well as i can for an internet buddy. My kids even graffittied a care package box for his eagle years back. Pretty certain it was a shifter for his wagon.



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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »
Yes!  Jimmie was tickled about that package.  He talked about it a bit the last time I got to see him. 

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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 08:11:23 AM »
I met Jimmy and Caroline(if my memory is correct) in Iowa. Fantastic people. It saddened many of us when we got the bad news. Your best bet would be to put an ad in the classifieds with a bunch of pics. Unfortunately, the site doesn't get as much traffic as it used to. The Facebook page does get a bit of traffic. If you post an ad here, one of the members that use Facebook can put the link on the Facebook page.
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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:59:10 AM »
I remember Jimmy very well. He was in need of end caps for his cargo cover and I had a spare set so I sent them to him and did not want any money for them in return. Just a gift from me to you. Well a couple of days later I received a letter from him with a thank you and a ten dollar bill. That's the type guy he was. We after that emailed back and forth several times till his passing. Great guy and I'm sure not only many others as well as myself miss him.
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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 11:04:48 AM »
I met Jim once at the Cordova, IL AMO back in like 2012 or 2013 something like that. But I mostly remember him from his posts on the forum. Great forum contributor. I hope you can find a worthy owner to his old bird. I remember when he was trying to sell the white woody wagon. I kind of wanted it. I lived in Missouri at the time so it wasn't too far, but now I'm in Utah and not really in a position to purchase a second Eagle.
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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 04:21:47 PM »
Folks, thanks for the replies.  I am leaving as soon as my sister gets here to go out to Mom's in Arkansas.  I will get pics and info on the Eagle and get it posted ASAP.  I really do appreciate all the good memories.  Jimmie was a great guy.

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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 01:16:09 PM »
Back from Mom's.  The Big Blue Bird was at my Uncle's house in Louisiana, about 4 hours away.  Went down Thursday, replaced the battery, cables and starter, fired it up and drove it back to Little Rock.  Car runs great!  At this point, mom is not real keen on letting go of it, and we have a lot to do to get her moved, but I will keep everyone updated on the situation as things change.  Next week I'm going back out to Little Rock and I'm going to attempt to drive the Eagle back to Virginia.  Wish me luck!

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Re: Jim Smith Little Rock, AR
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 09:17:20 PM »
I met Jim and Caroline a few times and visited with him a lot via the Nest.  Yes, many of us were saddened by his passing.  I think of him from time to time with fond memories.
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