Yesterday I went to a party / memorial service for my Uncle Jim, my Dad’s oldest brother. Jim passed away after a three year battle with cancer. He was a husband of 38 years, a father of two, and grandfather. Jim was also a hobbyist. One of his favorite hobbies, if not his favorite, was hydroplanes. He loved everything hydroplanes. A number of years ago he began a relationship with the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent, Washington, where he lived out his childhood dreams by helping to rebuild classic hydroplanes and becoming a part of the hydroplane community.
Jim’s party was at the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum. Drake, Cole, and Birk got a chance to sit in a classic hydroplane, see several others, and meet a living legend in the hydroplane world, Chip Hanauer.
The boys are already talking about how we can’t miss the hydroplane races at Seafair next summer. Uncle Jim would be proud.