By Kay S. Pedrotti
If the old saw is true, Jimmy Gilbert could have been a cat with nine lives – or even the equal of two cats. Physical troubles have plagued his life; several brushes with death still do not worry him.
“Well, I just never let anything much interfere with my life or work,” he said. “I knew God was looking after me.” He and his wife Erin Gilbert have no children but Erin has chronicled Jimmy’s struggles and passed the story on to their nieces and nephews whom they have come to love as their own. The many family photos in their home reflect those feelings.
Erin and Jimmy Gilbert believe they have had a lifetime of blessings, despite Jimmy’s many medical problems.