Jimmy From Inverness
Received a late Christmas card last week. Jimmy from Inverness, bus mechanic and world traveler extraordinaire sent us a package full of notes, clippings and curios, as is his wont to do every couple of years. We met Jimmy on a "golden Cirlce" tour in Iceland in 2000, he was notable for his lack of jacket and his scarlet hair. He flew back to Minnesota with us and we let him stay with us a while and I drove him around a bit. He was interested in the Vikings- his people came from the Orkneys- he could have passed for Eric the Red himself.
His letter mentioned the bridge collapse and he hoped we weren't directly involved. And, inside the card, was this post-it:
Merry Christmas to you Jimmy, the pleasure was all ours...