At one of the August Birthday Festivals (probably ‘03) I had the completely bonkers experience of sitting in front of Jimmy and Wanda during the auction. I had no idea who they were, but after overhearing bits of conversation one of my parents turned and asked if they knew Lucy personally, and they introduced themselves. They were insanely generous with their time, it didn’t even phase them that I had lots of questions and wanted pictures and autographs. It’s still very surreal to me to have not only been in their presence, but to have been given their time so generously (all while sitting in the venue Lucy had sat in so many times growing up).
That weekend is full of so many cherished memories, but getting to speak with Jimmy and Wanda will forever be my highlight.
I am very saddened to hear of his passing, between my in person experience and following him on Facebook it seems like he was a very lovely man. My condolences to his family.