One of the things that constantly amazes me is the impact Jim Stacy has had on so many people; and the things he has inspired. Of course there is his tremendous personal courage, the fact he has maintained a wicked sense of humor and remains so supportive of his fans; but there are also lighter things as well.
Jim has inspired a lot of fan fiction. In fact, a baby picture of Jim as a toddler inspired Mary Hardwick (our beloved SouthernFrau) to write her wonderful “Brat Pack” stories; brilliant bits of fiction about a very young, very mischievous, tell-it-as-it-is little Johnny and his older brother, Squat. The stories are priceless.
In turn, Jim’s inspiration for Mary’s story became an even bigger inspiration for Mary’s mother, Caroline. So much so, Caroline surprised Mary with a wonderful gift.
Let me introduce you to one more thing Jim has inspired: Baby Johnny, complete with red shirt, conchos and leather pants; and those absolutely wonderful blue eyes.
Who wouldn’t be inspired to cuddle up with Baby Johnny?