Archive for December, 2014

“Human Interest Stories: Go Tell It On The Mountain”

December 26, 2014

This day has been very placid. With the quietude now sounds most inviting. Time to yourself to reflect think plan on this most wonderful day. What better time to have something intangible. In November the city of Buffalo broadcasted a Christmas Mass to be sent around the world, to have it sent to the forty seven stations within the United States. This video is done in its entirety by the NBC stations and their affiliates. It is brought into each living room so people may have this unique rare opportunity. How amazing. Speaking of a tremendous ingenuity. My brother’s wife Ellen sent me a card two years ago. I have held on to this. I mentioned it in another blog and then wondered and contemplated over it. Let it go then started to research. The more I found the more research I would do. It is a baby and his name is Cole and underneath the smiling photo is printed Claudia and Jay Douglass and brother Reid. Then I googled these names and found that Reid had lymphoma. There is an article in the S.C. Herald newspaper dated 2011. and another one dated the same year at a later date. My Uncle Bobby was Claudia’s father. Uncle Bobby was my father’s brother. One of them, his other brother was named Maury. I tried to find Uncle Bobby repeatedly as well. He worked for RCA when he was very young. Then I went on facebook to see what I could find. To my utter amazement I found Claudia Douglass and clicked a friend request. Saw photos of Uncle Bobby, Reid and Cole and Jay Douglass. I am so astounded by this. It is the very best Christmas ever. Again something intangible which is splendid. Speaking of that word my son, Andre met with his publisher tonight. Got an advance of $100 for his book. Wonderful. He is working diligently on it. Is working on the second half and will soon combine to first and that part together. Waiting and patience does indeed have its rewards

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“Human Interest Stories: Connecting The Dots”

December 20, 2014

Seems very mild weather days currently. Cold frigid times ahead as Christmas is arriving. Missing Midnight Mass again this year yet it is a guarantee that this will occur next year and many more years to come. After that the perfect day is going for a brief hardy breakfast then the best of all watching the sunrise. A wonderful scenic picture of reality. Can’t sleep again joints are a bother. This happens when persons has arthritis. It is worse in colder times of the year. Having arthritic pain isn’t a picnic in the park either. Some can deal with it better than others. It is based on the frame of mind. Some who have broken or worse yet fractured bones when young may have rheumatism or rheumatoid arthritis. The joints muscles are inflamed in a rheumatoid hurtful way that it becomes unbearable to concentrate on anything. So it is well documented. However sometimes it is up to the person individually how a person can react to the situation. Meaning their human will to let things dwell or let go and simply meditate or relax and this is done in a certain and their own way. Everyone is different. Middle names of individuals in families may occur as sir names that aren’t familiar to everyone. Such as Whitfield. Another is Anderson. Some people don’t even have middle names. Some only have first and last ones. Know a great deal about my mother’s side of the family. Namely: Florence Whitfield Timothy: Peter Gustav Timothy: Michael W. Jecko: Wilbur and Martha Jecko who had a son named Steven who was an Episcopal Minister. He and I played as children together according to my mother. Grace Elizabeth Anderson was my grandmother whom I never met however saw a photo of her. I was named after her and my sister Christine had my grandmother’s name as her middle name. My sister Anne has my mother’s mother name as her middle. Now as of my father’s side I know practically nothing. Been trying occasionally to find out names. The only names are my Uncle Bobby which I found out that his first name is Gilbert and his second name is Bob. His sir name is Davis. His daughter is Claudia. Her married name is Douglass. Her husband is listed as Jay. They have two sons named Reid and Cole. For the life of me that is all I know of my father’s side. Saw an article in the SC newspaper that Reid has a form of cancer which was of the childhood kind. Haven’t heard of anything else. It seems important to reiterate these facts because it is appropriate to this topic. Wouldn’t mention it otherwise. My parents were as distance and cold as they ever were for no apparent reason. It is very important for children to have some connection. Unfortunately this wasn’t done. It really seems to be absent in a personality to a degree. This is my way of viewing the outcome. Speaking of overcoming something or of conquering. My fear of crossing streets or busy streets. My son and myself walked to Burger King tonight. It was across the street from the Mall. It was great. Took us 20 minutes both ways. So I will do that again maybe walking to the Mall in the near future. The best part there wasn’t any freaking out on my part. Very proud of myself.

“Human Interest Stories: Stipulations”

December 14, 2014

A very foggy day yesterday and it is continuing! Actually very cool! Been connecting with people the more the better! Call me a people person which is favorable and the ultimate compliment! Believe this is the first blog this month, just been carrying on with many other things and endlessly thinking. There unfortunately are stipulations to everything you to do in life. Some are understandable and some aren’t. The way to get around something is money in most cases. However when health is involved all the amount of money will never cure diseases because of the drug companies making money hand over fist! This is a very sad fact in the American culture. The US makes it so difficult to live or in most cases just to survive if you are on a fixed income! Without being redundant just take a brief glance at other countries speaking of the commonwealth countries that are scattered throughout the world. Maybe it wouldn’t be so very difficult to make ends meet if states would be more attuned to the US government and not so backward status quo. Thinking that their state shows affluence and is of a political nature. Speaking from experience, I have found and finding that the Midwest and Deep South is of a cold nature. I recall that when I moved to Maryland that a welcome wagon packet which was quite large in nature was delivered by the postman to our address. This was welcoming us to the neighborhood and in our sense to this state. I have never found that to be true in the states of Oh., Ind., and Wi. Oh I might add that Ala. was in the same category. It secretly baffled me at their conduct.