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Re: “LRPD: Fire death a homicide

I only recently discovered that Mr. Sjodin had passed away. I am still in shock even tho I have not seen him since we were in college. He was my first college boyfriend. I can tell you for a fact that he liked women. After we broke up a few months later he dated one of my friends. I transfered to another school after that and we did not stay in touch. He had some friends that were gay. We were music majors, we hung out with musicians, drama students and tho it was less prevailent, you could not be in one of those departments without having friends who were gay. We also did not parade up and down the streets and shout to the world I'm gay or I am a drag queen. My sex life is my business and none of yours. I never knew Jim to be gay. I can tell you that as a voice teacher kids come in and out all the time. If they are very close to the teacher they may come over for advice and refuge if they are upset with a parent. What I can tell you may help explain why Jim never married. He was raised without his father by a mother who was extreme introvert. She worked, kept house and raised a boy with no siblings and he was her whole life. Music was Jim's whole life. Tho I am sure some where in there he loved her to the best of his ability, he did not show much respect for her. She was not educated and Jim was quite intelligent. Once I sat down to play his piano, while he was getting ready for a concert. His mother wanted to hear me play. He came running out of his room, he very sternly said "don't touch my piano." His mother patted my arm as if to say I'm sorry he did not mean to be rude. I have only known a handfull of people in my life that were as gifted and multi tallented as Jim Sjodin. But when it came to personal relationships.......his home life growing up did not prepare him for marriage and family. Music was his gift and singing was his mistress.
I hope you are singing with the angels Jim, hope you have seen your dad, and I know your heavenly father has wrapped his loving arms around you and you no longer bear the scars and pains of this old world.

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Posted by Nancy Roach McReynolds on 09/07/2012 at 5:07 PM


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