What Toe and Roo find most cool/loveable about Uncle J:
He lives "at the ocean" in California with Mickey Mouse and off-season vacationing snowbird Santa (apparently they are all great buddies and cruise together on the PCH in a blue Porsche convertable with the top down).
Uncle Jimbo tells the best eating stories. He travels all over the world for his job and always recounts how, for example, he had roasted guinea pig in Ecuador (but mistakenly forgot to eat the best part--the head) or went on a restaurant crawl through Greece with the minister of Greek education, or had trouble keeping down his lobster knuckle croissant during his cruise aboard the luxury liner used for UC's "Semester at Sea." Uncle Jimbo is not remiss in taking pictures of his food either, FYI. This is the sign of true kinship.
Uncle Jimbo always brings candy. Almond Roca candy, to be exact, in a mammoth 10 pound coffee can-like vat I have never seen for sale anywhere (Santa must have a special North Pole Costco he gets it from for Jimbo).
Uncle Jimbo always brings toys (most always model hot rod cars and exotic stuffies).
Uncle Jimbo always has a crispy couple of dollars ready when you nonchalantly present him with your half empty "jar of coins and monies."
Uncle Jimbo doesn't care if you are sick. He visits anyway, even if you accidentally puke on his Argyle sweater or pee on his shoe, he's there, playing Xbox Chicken Little while you sit on his lap and breathe pestilence all over him. When he gets sick later, he blames it on all his airline travel so's not to hurt your feelings.
Uncle Jimbo has the patience of a saint--even if you ask him 100 times to read you Harry the Dirty Dog, he will stay 5 hrs at your house during his one single week home to MN and read you Harry the Dirty Dog, with great enthusiasm.
Even though Uncle Jimbo lives far away, and we only get to see him about twice a year, he is always just a phonecall or email or letter away, even if all Toe wants to say is, "Uncle Jim, I really like rootbeer bubbles! Do you like rootbeer bubbles?" while Roo stands in the background screaming, "Junkle Jim! Junkle Jim!"
It's only been a day, Uncle Jimbo, and we miss you already.