I am pleased to welcome you to my personal blog, which I started in March 2009. I first became interested in blogging about five years ago, using old "blogger.com", which was cumbersome to use and I never mastered. About a year ago I discovered that Google had bought "blogger.com" and had revised it considerably, making it fun to use, so much so that I have devised at least 15 blogs on various subjects and frequently add posts and Gadgets to them.

Monday, March 30, 2009

James Reeves Johnson

My younger brother, James Reeves "Jimsie" Johnson, died last month after a couple of hard years of declining health. I felt that Jimsie was much more capable than I. He may have felt the same way about me, but I don't know why. Jimsie got his nickname in infancy from his maternal grandmother, Rosa Willis Reeves, because many years before she had lost a son named James and didn't want to be reminded of him. Jimsie followed me through Presbyterian College and had an office job while there. Jimsie got a job in Atlanta and married Ann in the '50s. He had two jobs for a while, reconstructed a house in Decatur, and had three fine children. I'm showing here a picture of Jimsie that I took at the wedding of his son James Reeves Johnson, Jr. "Jim", at Clayton a few years ago.

1 comment:

  1. I had wondered about his nickname. I wish that you had a frontal picture to post.