A Message from Olivia Atherton

"if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need" - Cicero

Jim taught me how to see the glass half full (though I am a slow and stubborn learner) with his kindness and acceptance, ever present teaching, appreciation and willingness to listen. 

He was without pretense or arrogance and accepted all who showed sincerity and truth; if you knew Jim consider yourself fortunate.

AI met him and Shoshana and their kids about 15 years ago when I came to paint an area missing a piece of wallpaper - I feel like I never left - and in many ways I have not - leaving my mark on the walls and the gardens - as he has left his 'indelible Jim' mark on me.