James Hawkins was a Flight Attendant for Southwest Airlines in Nashville, TN from 2001 – 2017. He is the Keeper of the Ritual for the Nashville Scholars, having joined the group in 1987. He manages the web site for the Scholars (Officially, the Nashville Scholars of the Three Pipe Problem) or Pipers, or just 3PP. He is the founder of WelcomeHolmes, an online Doyle and Holmes discussion group hosted by Yahoo Groups. Since retiring in June (2017) he is co-editor of the group’s newsletter, Plugs and Dottles.
Hawkins is a native of Texas, and often visited John Bennett Shaw when he was in Santa Fe, NM, from 1967 until Mr. Shaw’s untimely death. Hawkins credits Shaw with his enthusiasm for all things Holmesian.
Hawkins canonically is Little Jimmy Griggs. Poor devil, he had little to be funny about, but he did what he could to hold things together. (VEIL)