Friday, May 13, 2011

Sad days for the James family....and a new show added....

I put this post off, because I really didn't know how to start it.  And I'm still not sure that I do.  My heart is breaking for the entire James family, after suffering the loss of the Patriarch of their family.....Bill James aka PawPaw, on May 11th.  This day also held another significance... it was also the day, seven years ago, that his grandson, Casey, was spared after a horrible motorcycle accident.  The news broke when Debra posted this heartfelt message on twitter:

And later the same day, Casey also posted on twitter:

If you would like to donate, the family has requested they be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.  You can make that donation in Casey's name, by going HERE

If you would like to send flowers, you can do so by sending them to Whites Funeral Home  101 NE 4th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
The funeral home also has a website, and Bill James is listed on their obituaries list, and the write-up about him is HERE

I know he will be missed by many, but mostly by the James Family.  I hope they find strength to move forward with their lives, remembering all the wisdom, words, and love he shared with them throughout his life.  May God richly bless all the James family at this most difficult time....

I have a couple pictures I'd like to share with all of you.  You can see the love this family has in the group picture.  And I am so glad that he was able to see Casey succeed as a musician/singer.  I know his heart was full of pride for him.

An arrangement has been sent to the Funeral Home, by an anonymous Fan, saying it was from Fans and Friends from around the world.  If you would like to donate a buck or two, just let me know, and I'll take care of it.  But it is not necessary to do so.  Everybody was included.

PawPaw,  may you rest in eternal peace surrounded by the love of God.  You will be missed.....


On a lighter note.....some of Texas Casey Fans have awaited this news, and now it's here!  Casey James is performing at BILLY BOBS TEXAS, in Ft. Worth, Tx!!!  It happens on July 1st 2011, at 10:30pm and the tickets are a mere $16 for reserved seats!!  Tickets go on sale May 23rd at 10am  and you can find out more information at the website above!!  So if you're not from Texas and would like to see Casey on his own home turf, and at this HISTORIC HONKY TONK, this is the time to do it!!! did a nice write up about it as well!!  Click on the link to read all about it!!  There's also an archived bunch of photos you can look thru, from back when we were all voting for Casey every week!!

I hope many many fans get to come and support him in his hometown!!  I knew it would happen pretty soon, because I said awhile back, that everybody who's anybody will play at Billy Bob's at some point, and usually early on in their career!  And we are!!!   This news could not have come at a better time, with all the sadness surrounding the James family.... We have something awesome to look forward to! :)

If you have any questions or comments, please do so in the comments section at the bottom of this post.  Or you can send me a message on Facebook.

Thanks to all of Casey's fans for all the support given during this time in their lives....

Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. Hello Glenda
    Thank you for compiling all this info. Sad times for the James family. Will continue to pray for them.