Jim and his Rubber Tree
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 23, 1951
  • Place of birth:
    Covington, Kentucky, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 25, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Escondido, California, United States
Let the memory of JAMES be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, JAMES PIDGEON, 61, born on July 23, 1951 and passed away on December 25, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 25th December 2016

"This Christmas I have a prayer and two quotes.  God Bless Jim.

            A Christmas Prayer

Lord, creator of all things wonderful,
in the cold and darkness of winter,
You bring light and life to us all
with your gift of the newborn baby Jesus,
He is a bright star in the sky.
He is hope.      Amen.

Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature
and its beauty   --Albert Einstein

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by
the way its animals are treated.    --Mohandas Gandhi"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 23rd July 2016

"For Jim's birthday I thought I would write down the song lyrics we used to sing together.  It seems appropriate at this time.

           "Old Time Rock n' Roll"   by Bob Seger"

            Just take those old records off the shelf
            I'll sit and listen to them by myself
            Today's music ain't got the same soul
            I like that old time rock n' roll.

            Don't try to take me to a disco
            You'll never even get me out on the floor
            In ten minutes, I'll be late for the door
            I like that old time rock n' roll.

            Still like that old time rock n' roll
            That kind of music just soothes the soul
            I reminisce about the days of old
            With that old time rock n' roll.

            Won't go to hear them play a tango
            I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
            There's only one sure way to get me to go
            Start playing old time rock n' roll.

            Call me a relic, call me what you will
            Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill
            Today's music ain't got the same soul
            I like that old time rock n' roll.

            Still like that old time rock n' roll
            That kind of music just soothes the soul
            I reminisce about the days of old
            With that old time rock n' roll.

             God Bless You Jim"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 25th December 2015

"This Christmas I want to put one of Jim's poems here that I recently found in a small notebook at the back of a shelf.  It's not social commentary as he usually wrote about, but a lighter side of him.

                                        Love Is

Love is for the lucky few
Love will rule everything you do
Without it you will turn to sand
With it you will always take a stand

Some will be jealous of you
Some will cheer your heart so true
True love means you passed the test
Those who lust are lost at best

As soul mates we know all this is true
Love is forever for me and you
Be thankful each day for what you've got
Never say why to things that are not

Always be willing to lend a hand
Help mankind to take a stand
Be humble now, take the narrow path
The wide road always makes us crash

Little things in life mean the most
Telling me your deeds don't come close
A smile, a call, or concern if you are all right
May save someone and make life right

Share your gift with all everyday
Loving all who are ready to receive it
It's the only way

    by James H Pidgeon"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 24th July 2015

"On Jim's Birthday here are some quotes:

I feel my fate in what I cannot fear
I learn by going where I have to go...    Theodore Roethke

Teach us...
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest...            St. Ignatius

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility...                    T. S. Eliot

I wanted to put a couple of Jim's poems here but I put them in the "stories" section instead.  His words are provocative and heartfelt.  God Bless His Soul...."

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 25th December 2014

"Oh Holy Night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord! Oh praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim

Oh night divine, Oh night, Oh night divine"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 23rd July 2014

"On Jim's birthday I selected some favorite quotes to share.

   This Self is never born, nor does It die, nor after once having been, does It go into non-being.  This Self is unborn, eternal, changeless, ancient.  It is never destroyed even when the body is destroyed.
                                                                  Bhagavad Gita

   Life is given to us on the definite understanding that we boldly defend it to the last.                                               Charles Dickens

   Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
                                                                    Zen Proverb

   All strength, all healing of every nature is the changing of the vibrations from within, the attuning of the divine within the living tissue of a body to Creative Energies.  This alone is healing.
                                                                    Edgar Cayce

   The wise man is as a guest-house, and he admits all the thoughts that occur to him, whether of joy or of sorrow, with the same welcome, knowing that like Abraham, he may entertain angels unawares.

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 25th December 2013

"On this Christmas Day, I found a poem:
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
If you pay attention, just as you are waking, you may see a brief vision of your loved one and hear their voice as clear as day, or see them in your dream to let you know they are alive and well on the other side of the veil.  Robert Frost said: " In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:  it goes on."  And so, we must live our lives here on earth to the best of our ability with the help of God and our loved ones who have passed over to guide us.  God Bless us all.
I have seen Jim in a brief vision, heard his voice.  Another time I dreamed that Jim came to say "Hi" and then I woke up.  This gives me comfort that he's ok in Heaven and is looking out for me here on earth.
God Bless Jim on this Christmas Day. Amen"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 23rd July 2013

"Today is Jim's earthly birthday.  Our hearts ache and we miss him.  God Bless Jim in Heaven.  Amen"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 15th June 2013

"I live in gratitude to all my family, friends and especially Jim for the time we shared together on this earth. It has not only enriched my soul but has taught me valuable lessons in the emotional expression of the human heart. Love celebrates life.  I thank you for celebrating the fullness of what we were, what we are, and what we are yet to become in Heaven. Amen"

This tribute was added by heidi pidgeon on 19th May 2013

"I had so much to to tell you and I had so many questions to ask you. I wanted you to know and meet your grandchildren. I always thought about you and prayed you would come back to see us one day. I wish things would have turned out different. I want you to know you had three children who loved you so very much. Rest In Peace Dad!! I have alway missed you!!"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 15th April 2013

"We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.   It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.   Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.  God bless Jim and us all, Amen"

This tribute was added by Donna Pidgeon on 11th March 2013

"We give thanks that Jim lived sixty-one years by God's Grace on this earth.
We give thanks that Jim touched so many people's lives in a positive way.
And we give thanks that when our time comes, Jim will be on the other side of the pearly gates welcoming us home. Amen"

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