Tonight I receive news that my childhood friend James the Antique Man had ended his life.It has been a sad night as I am remembering some things from our childhood in Ottumwa, Iowa and also our many late night chats on Messenger through the years. I was a few years older than James, but our Mother’s were good friends and we went to church together so we spent a lot of time together. I also have memories of other members of his family.
He posted about marbles sometimes and they always brought back memories of playing marbles when I was young. I may have to go buy some old marbles once antiques stores are back in business as they make me think of him.
I am not sure of all that has led to his passing, but I know that he had been struggling with a physical condition that kept him from sleeping.
I will miss my late night chats with James and all the pictures of antiques that he posts.
Please pray for his family as they go through this stressful time.