An historical archive of the year of the great flood.

Today Teague and Dene and our team worked with heavy equipment to create at least one lane passage at all washouts on Balarat. We can now drive down to Jamestown.

The Boulder County Rescue team extracted Joey from the collapsed home today. About 40 of us gathered in front of his home as they brought Joey out. The rescue team stepped back. We gathered. An invitation was made for anyone that wanted to say something, to step forward. Several did. I remember Joey was the first person I met in Jamestown. His warmth and unique character was one of the reasons I built a home here.

About 15 people, men and women stepped forward taking hold of the straps. There wasn’t enough room for everyone to step forward to lift Joey, so we doubled up, the group expanding out, shoulder to shoulder. Joey was surrounded by those that love him, hands on shoulders as we carried Joey to the hearse located 100 feet up the road.

Matt, began singing, “this little light of mine… let it shine, let it shine, let it shine..”

Joey is a thread of this community, his thread remains with us, we miss him.

It’s been a long day.

Tomorrow is a new day…

Be present in each moment, impact a life today, shine your divine light as Joey did in your unique way, touch someone with your awareness, let them know you see them.

We saw Joey. We are grateful for having the privilege to have his light shine into our awareness.





Comments on: "Tribute to our departed friend" (5)

  1. Rest in peace my friend.

  2. Chef Garbo said:

    we love you Joey. I think of you leading the Jimtown parade with an orchestra of gahzoos. Rest well my friend. I’m gonna miss you.

  3. Anne K said:

    Kazoos! What an inspiration for Joey’s service. Thanks, Chef!

  4. Joey has always been the patriarch of Jamestown and now he will be the Patron Saint in my mind. I will always remember the twinkle in his eye, the warm hug and the fun on the front porch of the mercantile…he is and was an inspiration to us all.

  5. Jim Babcock said:

    I am truly privileged to count Joe as a friend for 35 years. Joe loved til he loved his life away. He was never hesitant or embarrassed to show his care and compassion for others. He was also the most enthusiastic drunkstick musician I’ve ever known. Watching Joe uninhibitedly enjoy music was highly contagious. I’m sure Anne and Buddy will let me know when and where his memorial will be. I think Joe would want us to have fun and help the Jamestown community at the same time. I’m going to miss you so much.

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