Remembering James Brown

Started by @andrew Premium Supporter

@andrew Premium Supporter

Notebook.ai's banner is black this week in memory of my incredibly loving and brilliant father, James Brown, who passed away last night after a long struggle with cancer.

His support and encouragement and guidance was instrumental for releasing Notebook.ai originally and growing it with you all this past year. He lived an incredibly full 75 years doing everything from riding bulls in rodeos, backpacking around Europe, serving as a therapist in a prison, milking cows on a farm, serving in the military, to teaching English at Missouri Southern State University. His mom was the first person in his family to attend high school, and he was the first person to attend (and graduate, with multiple Masters degrees and a PhD!) college. In fact, in the 90s he tried to help implement a writing assistance application not too dissimilar from Notebook.ai at the university he was working at; although it didn't take off, he had a lot of valuable feedback and suggestions that helped me from his experience.

He was warm-hearted, passionate, genuine, thoughtful, and an extremely good person, and has shaped and molded me over the years into the man I am now. He was very proud of me, this website, and the success we've all achieved together.

In times like this when we feel powerless, I wanted at least to provide a memorial toward the impact he's had in his life. It's small, but I wanted to join his memory with my passion and the community of other writers here. He will forever be remembered.

 

James Brown
1942 - 2018

@Natasha

I'm sorry for your loss Andrew.
I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
There are no words I can say or write that can convey my sadness right now.

@Three Spooky Ravens

I never know what to say when people lose loved ones. "I'm sorry" doesn't seem to cut it.

but @andrew, I am sorry. I'm sorry you lost your dad.

Lyssa

I'm incredibly sorry to hear this news about your father. He seemed like a fantastic person, and he will be in our hearts. I send you my condolences @andrew

@Paperok

Sorry for your loss! I may not know you but i'll have you in my prayers.

@RompingSphinx

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a remarkable person to have known - may he rest in peace.

@GoldenxDays

I've only been on notebook.ai for a little while, but I am so sorry for your loss! Best wishes for your family. <3

@BookAddict

There are no words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

@MissMia Premium Supporter

I'm so sorry. I understand how hard it is to loose someone to cancer. I send my best wishes you and your family.

@Carrots

Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I am so sorry for your loss and I give my best wishes to you and your family ❤️

noop noodle

I'm so sorry for your loss, I send my best wishes to you and your family <3

AlishaDawnCreations

Losing such an important influence and person in your life is never easy and for your loss I am sorry, just remember all that he passed on and in a way he will always be alive and with you :)

@JamHudson Premium Supporter

I'm really sorry about that. I mean, I'll have no way to actually convey that sorrow here, but I want you to know that I am sorry. I would really like to thank him for Notebook and all the hard work he put into it. He gave us the ability to create worlds here, and I think that's really cool. I wish you luck Andrew.

@That_Red_Panda Premium Supporter

Sorry for your loss. He seems like an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers will be toward you and your family. <3