Sunday, August 29, 2010


Haven’t posted in a few days… not sure how to keep the blog going. I have Danielle thoughts all day every day and want to tell story after story. I am compelled to keep people interested in her life - she meant so much to so many.

I have many people writing me that they don’t have the words… that they do not exist. I think they do exist. They are hard and confusing… like algebra.

Gus and I could not have made it this far without words, friends and safety.

Our relationship was 50% humor and 50% unexplained phenomenon.

All I can think to do is recall our lives together as it comes.

At the moment I cannot stop thinking about 1991 around 12:30AM down at the Memphis Queen Line River Boats. She showed up around that time to help sell Photos and load up the gear.

We had sold photos to people leaving a late night cruise on the Mississippi river. There were display boards and extension cords to put away. I did the heavy work and Danielle would roll up the power cords.

I was on the dock when she yelled out “ SOME IDIOT PARKED ON THE EXTENSION CORD”… I looked over at her just as she said “NEVERMIND!!!”

It was she that had parked on the cord.

That moment stayed with us for 19 years.


  1. i laughed out loud..i may have LOLed if i did that sorta thing, which i dont....kisses

  2. This is the best kind of memory to have (and share). Incredibly funny and deeply human. Keep 'em coming!

  3. OMG that's hysterical! HA thanks for the smile :)

  4. I could so picture Danielle as you told that story Jamie. Such a great story to tell. She brought such happiness to so many, I am glad you are sharing those priceless moments with us. Thank you Jamie.

  5. That was priceless Danielle! Love it!!

  6. In 1991 I was still pretending to be a student at what was then Memphis State. Didn't make it down to the Queen Line till '95. I remember one of those summers before I worked there or knew you guys went to go see The Six Million Dollar Band on the Show Boat. You were taking pictures from the other side of the rail, one foot barely on the dock, one foot nonchalantly on the stanchion holding the dock off the cobblestones, nothing but Wolf River Harbor underneath you. I remember thinking, wow, that guys kind of crazy.

  7. "They are hard and confusing... like algebra."

    Exactly. I've thought about you and Gus and Hopper so much over the past several weeks.

    This is a great memory! Keep them coming. I think others are compelled to keep interested in Danielle's life, too.

  8. Well I flunked algebra, but I'm usually good with words. I still don't really know what to say. I think about you and your family every day.

  9. I just read this and laughed so hard lemonade came out of my nose.