Sunday, November 28, 2004

THE HALF-WAY HOUSE

LIFE AT THE HALF-WAY HOUSE GOES ON......

WEEKENDS ARE BORING TIMES.  THERE IS REALLY NOTHING TO DO THERE. JIMMY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN, EVEN ON WEEKENDS.  MANY TIMES HE DOES NOT HAVE TO WORK, BUT HE WORKS ANYHOW, JUST TO PASS THE TIME.  HE IS UP AT 3AM, AND IN BED AT 7 OR 8 PM.  EVERYONE IN THE HALF-WAY HOUSE HAS A JOB.  THEY MUST GO TO THEIR JOB BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, SO JIMMY IS IN FACT LUCKY THAT HE WORKS INSIDE THE HALF-WAY HOUSE ITSELF.......

THIS HALF-WAY HOUSE IS UNUSUAL...IT IS LOCATED IN A VERY BARREN AREA...AWAY FROM EVERYTHING........WHEN WE PULLED UP ON THANKSGIVING, I THOUGHT IT RESEMBLED THE BARRACKS IN THE ARMY.  THIS HALF-WAY HOUSE IS VERY STRICT...

NO T.V'S ARE ALLOWED, AS IN THE PRISON, INMATES HAD THEIR OWN TV WITH HEADPHONES, IF THEY WANTED.  IN THIS HALF-WAY HOUSE, RESIDENTS ARE ALLOWED C.D. PLAYERS, CASSETTE PLAYERS, AND WALKMANS....

LAST WEEK, SOME RESIDENTS FOUND A WAY TO STEAL THE CHANGE FROM THE PAY-PHONES.  SO NEW PHONES WERE INSTALLED.  TO SHOW YOU THE MENTALITY OF THESE CRIMINALS, THEY ARE NEAR TO GOING HOME, AND YET JEOPARDIZE THAT, JUST TO BEAT THE SYSTEM, AND COMMIT ANOTHER CRIME....AND OF COURSE THEY WERE SENT BACK TO PRISON.

SO LIKE I SAID, LIFE IS BORING AND MUNDANE THERE....JIMMY COOKS, AND COOKS, AND COOKS....TODAY IT'S HAMBURGERS AND FRENCH FRIES....SOMETIMES EGG SALAD....IMAGINE SLICING 100 EGGS!

AND SO MY HUSBAND, WHO HAS A GENIUS IQ, HAS BEEN PUT IN THE KITCHEN COOKING!....JIMMY HAS BEEN TESTED THROUGH-OUT HIS LIFE, AND HIS IQ IS OF GENIUS MENTALITY......NOW IN THE KITCHEN, HE IS ALLOWED TO WORK OFF HIS INTENSE ENERGY....HE ALSO HAS A VERY CREATIVE SIDE TO HIM, SO HE LIKES COOKING................AND SO, JIMMY EXCELS IN WHATEVER HE DOES!..........ON THANKSGIVING DAY, SOME OF HIS CO-WORKERS, WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS, CAME OVER TO ME TO MEET ME.  THEY TOLD ME HOW MUCH THEY LIKED JIMMY, AND HOW NICE IT IS TO WORK WITH HIM.  ONE EVEN SAID HE WISHED JIMMY WAS NOT A RESIDENT HERE, BUT A FULL-TIME WORKER....!

TOMORROW IS MONDAY, AND WE WILL START HOPING THAT PAROLE WILL CALL HIM SOON.....ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE WAITING FOR PAROLE, HIS WEEK-END FURLOUGHS MAY START IN A FEW WEEKS..........EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW IS UP IN THE AIR!...........AND WHAT AN UNUSUAL TIME FOR ALL THIS TO HAPPEN....DURING THE HOLIDAYS!

WELL, THANKS FOR READING MY JOURNAL AND MAY YOU ALL HAVE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON WHILE YOUR HUSBANDS AND LOVED ONES ARE AWAY.................LOVE,  FRAN

3 comments:

maozmon said...

Ive read your journal; I hope you & Jimmy are together again soon. But,How can you put yourself in the same category as those who did not choose to be with someone who broke the law?  You chose this; and there is nothing unfair about it, for either your or your husband.  What did you expect to happen?  Maybe you should be guiding others not to make the same mistakes you and your husband made, not romanticizing it, or embellishing on it.....

sugar1337 said...

It is probably best to count down the time by keeping busy.  I hope he is able to home for the holidays!  :)

nanchr5 said...

Dear Fran, I enjoy your writing, I look forward in reading your articles. You stay calm and take care. You will be rich, before you know it. Don't sell these stories, Until you get the right price. You and Jimmy will need the money. When he gets out.

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