Texasky I wonder if giving Pam everything money could buy wasn´t just buying some peace for him, at least at times. Money ment so little to Jim, Pam was the one who liked money. I read somewhere (I don´t remember who said it) that giving Pam Themis was not only for the reason to give her the store she wanted but also to keep her occupied and get her financially independent. He already was thinking about leaving her then. It was supposed to be some kind of financial settlement, he wanted her to be taken care of.
We can all talk about what we've heard or seen, but the relationship with Pam was anything but over at the time of Jim's death. In fact, they were getting out of Themis as a business, but there was no intention of Jim leaving her.....at least according to Jim himself.
Here's Jim's letter to his business manager/accountant Bob Greene, written only days before his death.
I've highlighted all the times that Jim talks about himself and Pam as a couple (we, our, etc). Never does he talk only about himself (with the exception of wanting a copy of the band's Partnership Agreement).
Not making any overall claims, but sometimes its best to go to the source himself whenever possible, and the fact that he was talking about himself and Pam continually in this letter....again, written mere days before his death.....and this same letter also makes all these stories about Jim being depressed, despondent, out of his mind drunk, at the time of his death shown to be nothing but unfounded rumours.
Anyway, here's Jim's last known correspondence:Hello Bob, How are you? The weather today has finally turned sunny after a month of grey. Paris is beautiful in the sun, an exciting town, built for human beings. Speaking to Bill [Siddons] a while back, I told him of our desire to stay on here indefinitely. Will that be possible? Could you write & give me an idea of how long we can stay on living at our present rate. A sort of financial statement in general. Also, a copy of The Partnership Agreement if it was ever completed. We've decided to turn the shop [Themis] over to Tom & Judy [Pam's brother-in-law and sister] so they can seek a loan - all but the furnishings & some personal things which we'll keep. Eventually, we'd like to be completely clear of any involvement. Could you help figure out the best way to do this? Incidentally, would you ask Judy for her parents' address & send them $100 for the dog [Sage]. Any luck on the credit cards? We could use them, made out in both our names. What's the problem? And if you'd send our check when you receive this…house bills are catching up. Please send $3,000.00. Give our best to all. Later, Jim.