Our own dear Jim Martin (James Ralston Martin – architect) has suddenly and unexpectedly passed in his sleep this past Saturday night, 11 July 2015. He was out in Wyoming visiting his daughter and brand new grandbaby. There are many who plan to come “bury him at the bar” tonight… We’ll sing for him so bring your best voices. He had requested of me the song Life of a Leaf at several music social gatherings and so I may pull that out early in the evening. Sail on to your next adventure, Jim, we’ll see you soon enough.
Jim lived with enthusiasm, adventure, and love,
He has been called Home in Heaven above.
He has left behind family, friends, and dreams.
Sadness fills the air. In due time, happy memories will beam.
Thank you, Jim, for your joy of life, music, nature, and the Sea.
Rest in peace dear friend, in safe harbor you will forever be.