Thursday, November 10, 2005

HELLO!

JUST STOPPING BY, TO SAY A QUICK "HELLO!"......

...WAITING FOR JIMMY TO COME HOME ON SUNDAY!

...WE'RE GETTING BACK INTO A 'ROUTINE," NOW, WITH HIM COMING HOME EVERY SUNDAY AND MONDAY....IT'S BETTER THAT WAY...LIFE FEELS MORE ORGANIZED...MORE "REAL.".....IT'S JUST LIKE HAVING A HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY FROM HOME, AND THEN COMES HOME ON THE WEEK-END.....

JIMMY AND I GREW UP IN A TIME WHEN IT WAS QUITE POPULAR TO HAVE  A LONG DISTANCE MARRIAGE, AKA "A BI=COASTAL MARRIAGE," WHEN THEY LIVED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CONTINENT, AND THEN CAME TOGETHER ON THE WEEKENDS....WELL, WE DECIDED WE DIDN'T LIKE THAT WAY OF LIFE, WHEN JIMMY CAME TO VEGAS WITH A RETURN PLANE TIX TO JERSEY, BUT HE JUST COULD NOT LEAVE ME, SO HE STAYED IN VEGAS........

ANSWERING 'DIZARRA'S" COMMENT...THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU SAID....JIMMY IS NOW IN A HALF-WAY HOUSE, SO HE IIS ALLOWED TO COME HOME....HOWEVER, GO TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS JOURNAL TO SEE JUST HOW HARD IT WAS FOR ME WHEN HE WAS IN BAYSIDE STATE PRISON....I WISH THERE WAS A BIG BUS TO TAKE ME THERE, AT THE TIME....NO ONE WOULD TAKE ME...SO I DROVE, WITHOUT BARELY EYESIGHT, FOR THE 1 1'2 HOUR TRIP, AT THE BREAK OF DAWN........IF I WAS YOUNGER, AND PHYSICALLY ABLE, I WOULD TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, OR WHATEVER IT TOOK TO SEE JIMMY...I WOULD TAKE BUSES, TAXI'S, AIR PLANES...WHATEVER...JUST TO BE WITH JIMMY...BUT WITH MY EYESIGHT, I JUST COULDN'T DO IT...SO WE STAYED CONNECTED BY PHONE, AND I PAID THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS /MONTH, TO KEEP CONNECTED WITH MY HUSBAND.................HOWEVER, I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN STANDING ON THAT LINE  , GETTING INTO THE PRISON, WITH MASSIVES LINES OF WOMEN AND FAMILY , WHO TRAVELED MANY HOURS, AT UNGODLY TIMES OF THE DAY............

YES, CAN'T FORGET IT, ALTHOUGH I AM CHEERFUL NOW.....

BEEN THERE....DONE THAT....

WILL NEVER FORGET THAT EXPERIENCE...

WILL NEVER FORGET THE STORIES I HEARD FROM THE WOMAN ON THAT PRISON LINE....

THE STORIES I HEARD FROM THOSE WHO LOVED THEIR MAN........

IT WAS, AND STILL IS INCREDIBLE, BECAUSE I T GOES ON, IN EVERY STATE IN OUR COUNTRY...........

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MANY PRISON WIVES AND FAMILIES OUT THERE, WHO ARE TRUELY DEDICATED TO THEIR MAN.........THE FACES ARE A BLUR...THE STORIES ARE THE SAME...........

WITH LOVE...........I CARE FOR YOU, MY "PRISON WIVES"

.........................................FRAN

4 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

who knows, maybe when all is said and done, you will start a ministry for prison wives.

betty

sugar1337 said...

I am glad that the two of yall have the time yall have, and I know that you are grateful too.  :)

derasta said...

You know Fran, I wished I lived closer to you because I would have taken you for all those visits to see Jimmy...anyway, having him come home on sunday and monday is good and you are right...it's like some families who have their husbands drive trucks across the country for a living...they do not have their husbands there all the time either...it's a blessing that at least you see him on sunday and monday...I just will be so happy for you when this is all over with and behind you...you are such a strong woman...one to be admired.

dizarra said...

Yes Fannie, I know EXACTLY what you mean! Your entry brought up memories
in me-good AND bad. I'm going to 'catch up' on your story, and stop reading
backward! lol Thank you so much for nice stuff you said about me, I'm undeserving,
really. {A LOT of folks said that in their last entry] In fact, I should go and write a
blog right now-get my feelings out right there, in my journal. See? You inspired me
to write, thanx. Hope I can the Easy Designer thingy up. Each and every time I
clicked onto it, a page came up telling the 'page had expired' hit reload; I did,
to no avail. I upload a couple of pictures on  my hometown page, let's see
if it works when I'm ready to post them! I put a pix of a real black raven, I wanted
it for my Halloween entry, but of course i couldn't do it that night! Figures, you know?
I just could NOT find the JPG-darn it! I clk 'ed on Properties, with not much luck.
I'm so glad Jimmy comes home on Furlough, at least that's something. I bet
you hate it alone in the hotel too.....email me-whenever! Have a good evening.
~Diane~  http://journals.aol.com/dizarra/StorysFromtheCityTalesFromtheSea/--