While I did not know Frank James personally (as "in person"), I had corresponded with him on a few occasions, and was well aware of his stroke and his difficulties in recovering from it. A few days ago a sentence I noticed in passing started me wondering, and now I've confirmed that Farmer Frank died as a result of the effects of that stroke in mid-September.
Frank James was one of those men that we don't see much any more, a gentleman. He was willing to take time from his schedule and answer questions for some anonymous Internet nobody like yours truly, and I am more knowledgeable for his doing so. I always enjoyed his blogging, both about guns and about the trials, tribulations and joys of the farming life.
I think the thing that makes me smile about Frank was the post he wrote about buying what I called his "mid-life crisismobile", a new Mustang. I'm glad he got it and was able to enjoy it for a while.
Frank, you left us too damn soon. We're going to miss you.