Mosier, Oregon 2014
Jim Grossman, 56, died May 30th, 2022, doing what he loves, kayaking. John Kerry, the godfather of Jimmy’s son Buey, said: “He paddled into a water hole and never came out.” The news hit me hard in the waking hours on the opposite side of the world. I was not able to express my shock and sorrow until my return.
I came to know Jimmy when his father, Sam, introduced us during Kerry’s presidential run in 2013. We teamed up and scoured New Hampshire, giving away 20,000 copies of my magazine that featured the then-Senator John Kerry on the cover. Since the fortuitous campaign, Jim Grossman and I have become life-long friends. He would visit me frequently with his son and daughter in tow: always with a carload of skis, kayaks, and planned activities. Always being the doting, loving, caring, and brilliantly instructive father. Their visits were always magical, and since we shared a love of photography, they were always full of visually collected moments.
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