Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jimmy

Jimmy is eight, he is from Lincoln Nebraska.  He visited the museum with his Father and his Grandfather.  Apparently someone asked Jimmy what he wanted to do and he said “Visit a Museum.”

His Father held him up to get a great view of the Telegraph switch...Morse code you know.  Jimmy told me that the Morse Code SOS was brand new when the Titanic went down in 1912.  The radio Operator sent out two distress signals that night. CQD (Come Quick Distress) the old distress code and the new distress code SOS ( Save Our Souls). 

I asked Jimmy if he had a computer  “Yes” he replied “But I would rather read.”   I asked him what he liked to read?  I should have known the answer.  “Encyclopedias.”  His Father quickly added that Jimmy had saved up for his very own set.

I expect that not all kids are like Jimmy, in fact I think he might be one of a kind.  I saw hope that day, hope for our future..hope for history, hope for museums.   I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.  He replied “I want to have a job just like you, working in a museum.”   He thought I had the very best job in the entire world, after all I could look at things all day long that he could only read about in books:)

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26 comments:

  1. Yeah for Jimmy! We need more like him! I think that is a reflection of good parenting!

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  2. May we be blessed with more Jimmys.

    That makes your job worth all the bad times!

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  3. My kind of boy. Might be a budding historian in that one too... :)
    It was indeed a terrific year for coneflowers both wild and domestic. Perhaps all that spring rain.

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  4. Jimmy is my kind of kid! And how fortunate to have a father and grandfather who supports his interests.

    I recently took my mother to The Appalachian Museum in Tennessee just to hear her thoughts and memories from her childhood growing up in the mountains. Wow, memories came flooding back and I learned so much about her family....stories I'd never heard before. ;D

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  5. May there be more Jimmys out there for our sakes and to keep history alive forever ! Great post ! Have a wonderful day !

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  6. What an amazing little guy he is......

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  7. Great chance to "see" through another pair of eyes your unique job. Hope you have more Jimmy's or Janes.

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  8. Refreshing. Was he real? Or animatronic?!

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  9. You Did A Good Job - You Made A Difference... sometimes that "feel good" feeling comes in small unexpected packages. Great story - there probably aren't many out there like Jimmy but what a breath of fresh air for that little person to say what he wanted to do and for grandpa to provide that moment! By the way - you are correct I have a wonderful Far Guy Carving collection and get many comments on it! Thanks Far Guy! Have a great day off Far Side!

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  10. Fine young fella like Jimmy makes all your hard work worthwhile! So glad he has the support of his dad and grandpa and I hope he realizes his dream one day. Thanks for sharing this story.
    Mrs. M. Lane

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  11. What an interesting boy. Meeting people like him is one of the perks of your job.

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  12. He sounds like a very cool kid. (but I can't help thinking he has an old soul)

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  13. Jimmy is definitely a blessing.
    My hubby used to read encyclopedias, too.

    What a great little visitor for you to have. :)

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  14. Jimmy has had some good guidance along the way. He's my kind of guy too. God Bless the Jimmys of the world because they are our future.

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  15. Glad you posted about Jimmy! Visitors to the museum like that family make it all worthwhile! Have a great day off!

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  16. I love hearing stories like this. Especially after all the bad news we've been hearing lately. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. That is one great boy! I know he will succeed in life and must be a joy to have around.

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  18. Interesting timing on that visit, eh? God works in mysterious ways. Just when you think the job is taking too much of a toll, along comes a very bright 8 year old that thinks you have the best job in the world! :)

    Makes ya' wonder!

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  19. Yes, I too was feeling like I would not be able to work another day on Sat. but Sunday was much better. I sure did see more then one smile today.

    So glad someone made you feel very special.

    Have a few more of those great days!!

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  20. Wow - that is one very special kid!

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  21. Jimmy sounds like a real gem, and just what you needed to perk you up there at the museum!

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  22. Don't you wish there were more kids like him?

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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