Happy birthday Jack!

On December 7, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt said, “Today is a day that will live in infamy.” It may be a coincidence, but exactly one year later John Clarence Gartside was born. Happy birthday, Jack. Wish you were still with us, but in many ways you are.

If you’re a Facebook member you can wish Jack happy birthday on his Facebook page. Here’s the link:


And in the meantime, here’s a wonderful “tribute tie” video of the Gartside Sparrow by Satoshi Yamamoto

2 thoughts on “Happy birthday Jack!”

  1. I’ll never forget Jack’s birthday party in the early 90’s…some slaoon off of Route 1 up around Saugus. Tiny Tim actually played there that night!

  2. Hi there,
    Thank you very much for finding and uploading my video here. I haven’t met Mr. Jack in person but he’s been my Tying Hero. Sparrow is the magic fly and I always keep one in my vest as my lucky charm item!

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