Friday, March 5, 2004

MARTHA STEWART

I'M SITTING HERE, WORKING ON THE COMPUTER, WITH THE T. V. ON.I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT! THE FACILITY MARTHA STEWART WILL BE GOING TO,IN DANBURY, CONNETICUT.IT IS A MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON,JUST LIKE THE ONE JIMMY IS IN!IT IS A VERY OPEN, SOCIAL TYPE PLACE, NO LOCKED DOORS, NO BARBED WIRE.  EVERYONE WORKS(JIMMY IS THE CLERK FOR THE SCHOOL TEACHER FOR GED).MOST WORK IN THE KITCHEN OR MOPPING FLOORS, ETC.  JIMMY MOPS AROUND HIS OWN BED EVERYDAY (HE IS A CLEANLINESS FREAK, ANYHOW).THERE ARE 75 INMATES SLEEPING IN AN OPENED ROOM, LIKE A DORM.  JIMMY IS LUCKY, AND SHARES A COTTAGE WITH 3 OTHERS. THEY SLEEP IN BUNK BEDS. THEY HAVE "COUNT" 4 TIMES A DAY.THE INMATES GO AND STAND BY THEIR BED.  THEY ARE COUNTED TO MAKE SURE NO ONE HAS ESCAPED.  DOORS ARE KEPT OPENED.  JIMMY GOES OUTSIDE TO WALK , AS MUCH AS HE WANTS.NO LOCKED CELLS.NO BARS.IT IS LIKE A "BOYS SCHOOL".I ALWAYS JOKE WITH JIMMY THAT HE IS IN SCHOOL.IT IS A VERY DISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENT. THEY CAN BUY SNACKS FROM THE CANTEEN,LIKE SOUP, POPCORN,TUNA FISH.THE MEALS ARE VERY SCARCE, AND THE FELLOWS ARE HUNGRY. TODAY, FOR DINNER THEY ATE A SCOOP OF NOODLES, WITH MEAT ON TOP OF IT THAT LOOKED LIKE ALPO DOG FOOD, 2 SLICES OF BREAD, AND FRUIT COCKTAIL...I JUST WANTED TO CRY, CAUSE JIMMY LOVES FOOD.THEY GIVE THEIR SPAGHETTI TO JIMMY, AND JIMMY, WHO IS A GOOD COOK, "FIXES UP" THEIR FOOD FOR THEM...HE RECOOKS IT IN THE MICROWAVE WITH SOME SPICES, ETC.  HE IS LIKE THEIR "DADDY."  HE IS A WISE MAN, OLDER THAN THE MAJORITY, SO EVERYONE COMES TO HIM FOR ADVICE, ETC. JIMMY IS A LEADER, EVEN IN PRISON. YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE THAT TRAIT AWAY FROM HIM.YOU CAN BUY A TV OR RADIO. JIMMY HAS CHOSEN A RADIO WITH HEADPHONES. HE WOULD RATHER READ AND WRITE WHILE IN PRISON, INSTEAD OF GETTING TAKEN UP WATCHING TV(DOESN'T HAVE CABLE, ANYHOW!) .JIMMY LIKES TO LISTEN TO TALK SHOWS. HE TAKES LOTS OF BOOKS OUT OF THE PRISON LIBRARY.MY JIMMY READ ALMOST ALL OF JAMES MICHENERS NOVEL WHILE THERE.AND YOU KNOW HOW BIG THOSE BOOKS ARE!  HE HAS THE"WALL STREET JOURNAL" DELIVERED TO HIM EVERYDAY, ALONG WITH SEVERAL MAGAZINES. HE SPENDS TIME IN THE LAW LIBRARY, HELPING OTHERS. HE IS KNOWN AS "THE JAILHOUSE LAWYER," .HIS INTELLIGENCE IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT TURNS ME ON.  THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A STRONG, POWERFUL, INTELLIGENT MAN!AND THAT IS MY JIMMY!

 

3 comments:

wvgranpappy said...

Good Morning Crystal. Hope you have a GREAT day. Tell Jimmy Hi for me when you talk to him. Thinking of him and Praying for him too..PAPPY

dakotarose2852 said...

You know what I like about this entry? How Jimmy is making the best of a very difficult situation. That tells me that deep down inside, he is a good person. I pray for your continued strength while waiting out this difficult time for you two.
Susan

crystalmoon222 said...

THANK YOU,SUSAN.YES, EVERYONE ALWAYS SAYS "JIMMY MAKES THE BEST OUT OF A BAD SITUATION." PRISON IS NOTHING LIKE THEY PORTRAY ON T.V.(E.G. "OZ").I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT PRISON. THIS IS AN EDUCATION FOR ME.JIMMY IS STRONG AND KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE HIMSELF IN PRISON.I CAN'T BELIEVE 3/28 WILL BE 1 YEAR.