Jim: what can I say about you? So many greatful memories I have... First, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Thank you for having been so generous to foreigners wanting the experience of living abroad. I was one of them. In fact I was his first long term exchange student. He hosted me for the period of one year, from 1995 until 1996. For many years, I thought I had realized my childhood dream of living in the U.S.A. in order to learn English, and Jim had made this possible. After, I found out how important were he and my stay there, at his home and surrounded by his family and friends, to my personal and professional foundations. I can affirm I have grown up into an adult over there. I have also had the oportunity to learn how to appreciate countryside life (I am from a big city in Brazil, São Paulo), which I much enjoyed at the fairs, showing lambs, even earned a showmanship award. Back home, I have graduated in Law, become a lawyer, and, most recently, concluded a Doctorate Program in Law. In addition, I have become a Professor. One of the courses I teach is Legal English. Part of this is certainly due to the generosity of Jim, my host father, who will always be in my heart. Even though we were not able to see each other once again in this life, you were, are and will always be part of my life. May you rest in peace and next to the beloved ones. RIP, Jim.