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Archive for August 18, 2010

Death enhanced Holston’s life

By Jon Mark Beilue

In Memory of Jim Holston


Jim Holston

Someone should wear some Christmas musical socks Thursday night at the “Friends of Fogelberg” concert to benefit prostate cancer. Then at the most inopportune time, have them play “Jingle Bells.”

Jim Holston would have liked that. He would laugh out loud. In fact, it happened to him – at a funeral around Christmas one year.

“I think it was during prayer time, but he accidentally hit his foot and his sock started playing ‘Jingle Bells,'” said friend Pam Webb. “Well, he looked around like, ‘Oh, please, who did that?’ Jim relaxed, and dad gum if he didn’t do it again. So typical. He never had lemons, only lemonade.”

The last time – and first time – “Friends of Fogelberg” was at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in October 2008, Holston was the master of ceremonies. (more…)