Re: JIM EVEN OVERLOOKED BY HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER
Posted by Tom Croteau on August 1, 2014, 11:35 am, in reply to "JIM EVEN OVERLOOKED BY HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER"
I've been to Carthage, Texas and the Jim Reeves Memorial site at least a half dozen times. The town is quaint and a place I thought at one time I would like to live. It's never happened, but after reading that they shunned Jim, it's offensive to me. Every time I go to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, it seems as though Jim's displays are smaller, or at the very least, never updated. It seems as though they don't care about the GREATEST celebrity to claim Carthage as his hometown. So sad. |
I have taken my 4 year old son, whom I raise by myself, to the Memorial twice. It's such a serene feeling for me just to be there, but even more so to share the experience with my child. My little boy already can identify Jim Reeves by name as soon as his voice comes over our system, and when it does, 90% of the time it is a Voicemasters release.
I said all that to say Thanks, Julie and Larry for keeping the great memory of Jim Reeves alive, even though his own hometown, or Nashville, couldn't care less about him.