When I first started to collect marbles I contacted as many people as I could, Jim being one of them. We corresponded on and off for quite a while, he even made me an ‘honorary’ member of his ‘National Marbles Club’.
In 1991 Julia and myself went to the ‘Rolley Hole’ marbles at Standing Stone Park, Tennessee this was the first time I had met Jim and his wife Helen.
In 1993 we visited the ‘Nationals’ in Wildwood NJ, Jim and Helen were there as chaperones too the players from Drexel Hill. He had just had an article about him and his collection published in an in-flight magazine and he gave me a copy.