Christmas with Matt
As many of you remember December was always a joyful time for Jim and me. The first of December we would look for a noble fir tree to decorate. We wanted to get the tree early for a number of reasons. One so we could enjoy it as long as possible and two we wanted to have it all decorated by December 16th our wedding anniversary.
Jim would sit back in his easy chair and I would bring out ornaments that fans had sent over the years. I also have ornaments from Jim’s Mother and our own decorations. It was always quite a production with Jim being the director. We would have music or a Christmas movie on and go to town on the tree. Jim told me when Pete and he were kids they would go out in the woods in Minnesota and find a tree to cut down for their home. Jim always had the greatest stories. When he was a boy he remembered getting a hunting knife from his Father. Jim’s Dad liked hunting and fishing in Minnesota. The other gift he got from his Mother was three books. Jim always loved to read. Can you believe I have three of Jim’s books he kept from his childhood? One is titled “Indian Tale for Little Folks” by El Comancho copyright 1923-1928, it is a great treasure. My gift this Christmas and every Christmas is the gift of having had Jim in my life.
He was always an inspiration to his family, friends and fans and the love of my life.
P.S. Murry Christmas!
PS Just in time for Christmas we have added some items to the eBay store and also we changed the items for sale on the website. Please look them up and the specials we are offering. Also we are having an auction of one of the last Lithographs signed by both Jim and Buck Taylor. Happy shopping!