Sunday, January 15, 2006

JIMMY'S PAROLE DATE

HI EVERYBODY!.....I CAN'T KEEP IT A SECRET ANY LONGER!....JIMMY'S PAROLE DATE IS MARCH 6, 2006...YES. HE WILL BE COMING HOME ON THAT DAY, AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED.  AS OF TOMORROW, THAT IS 7 WEEKS AWAY.  WE SPOKE 2 TIMES ON THE PHONE TODAY, AND JIMMY IS VERY EXCITED, AND SAYS IT WILL BE A LONG 7 WEEKS.  HE BELIEVES THAT HE WILL BE STAYING AT "CRAF."  HE SAID HE WILL APPLY TO BE TRANSFERRED UPSTAIRS, WHERE THE CELLS ARE LARGER, AND HE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE LAW LIBRARY.  ALSO I CAN SEND HIM PAPERBACK BOOKS THERE (WHERE HE IS NOW, IN THE 8X9FT CELL, THERE IS A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF READING MATERIAL...LIKE YOU ARE LUCKY IF YOU CAN GET A NOVEL TO READ)..............ON TUESDAY, I WILL GO TO THE POST OFFICE, TO MAIL SEVERAL MANILLA ENVELOPES FULL OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES OPF INTEREST TO JIMMY THAT I CUT OUT, AND COMPUTER PRINT-OUTS OF THINGS HE WILL LIKE TO READ....I ALSO HAVE ALWAYS PRINTED OUT THIS JOURNAL, AND SEND IT TO HIM.  HE THEN SHARES IT WITH THE OTHER INMATES...........I MUST HAVE AROUND 8 THINGS TO MAIL HIM.

WE NOW DECDED TO MAKE THIS TIME PASS AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, AND SO WE WILL DO LITTLE PROJECTS TO MAKE IT GO QUICKER....THE "KEY" IS TO "DIVERT" YOUR MIND.  AND SO, JIMMY ASKED ME TO LOOK FOR 2 PAPERBACK BOOKS ON AMAZON, THAT I CAN SEND HIM....ONE IS A BOOK ON LATIN, SO HE CAN SPEND HIS TIME REVIEWING LATIN.  JIMMY AND I BOTH KNOW LATIN, AND WE WERE "A" STUDENTS IN IT, IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.  I KNOW IT SOUNDS A LITTLE "DRY" TO MOST, BUT WE BOTH LIKE IT........HE ALSO ASKED ME TO PICK  A NOVEL HE MIGHT LIKE....THEN WE CAME UP WITH "THE DAVINCI CODE."..........JIMMY 'THINKS" A LOT.  SO HE HAS TOLD ME ALL THE THINGS WE WILL DO WHEN HE GETS BACK.  FOR EXAMPLE, HE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ME TO CENTRAL PARK , AND TAKE A ROMANTIC HORSE-DRIVEN CARRIAGE RIDE THROUGH CENTRAL PARK. (I DID THIS IN SEVILLE, SPAIN),  THEN STOP FOR LUNCH AT "TAVERN ON THE GREEN."  AND THEN DO A LITTLE SHOPPING IN NEW YORK...MACY'S , BLOOMINGDALES, ETC........JIMMY IS A VERY ROMANTIC MAN.........AND IF YOU SAW HIM OUT OF HIS PRISON GARB, YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT I AM SAYING........JIMMY NOT ONLY "CONTROLS THE ROOM", THROUGH HIS PRESENCE, AS WE WALK INTO A RESTAURANT, BUT HE TREATS ME LIKE A PRINCESS..........OF COURSE, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND, JIMMY MUST GET APPROVAL FROM PAROLE BEFORE HE GOES ANYWHERE ......HE ALSO SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO TAKEME SOMEWHERE TO THE BEACH, FOR A FEW DAYS  (ALTHOUGH WE LIVE AT THE BEACH!)........IT WILL BE A ROMANTIC RENDEVOUZ!......WE WILL WATCH THE SUN RISE, AND THE MOONLIT SKY AT NIGHT...WE WILL WATCH THE WAVES AND OCEAN, AND JUST BE ONE WITH NATURE AND GOD.......AND EACH OTHER.

AND SO, I LISTEN TO ALL THE THINGS MY HUSBAND DAY-DREAMS ABOUT 24 HOURS/DAY IN THAT TINY CELL...AND I KNOW THAT ONCE HOME, HE WILL MAKE IT A REALITY....BECAUSE THAT IS JUST HOW JIMMY IS........A WONDERFULLY ROMANTIC MAN!

AS FOR MYSELF, DURING THIS 7 WEEK PERIOD, I HAVE DECIDED TO ONCE AGAIN RESUME WATCHING TV, AND MOVIES ON CABLE, AND ON-DEMAND.  SO, LAST NIGHT I WATCHED "DRACULA, " AND "OCEANS 12."  I KEEP A WRITTEN LIST OF ALL THE MOVIES I SEE, AND THEN I DISCUSS THEM WITH JIMMY FOR A FEW MINUTES ON THE PHONE.........I WAS UP TO 75 MOVIES, IN A FEW MONTHS, BUT STOPPED WHEN ALL THIS STARTED IN DEC. AS I FELT SO ILL THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER........BUT, NOW, I CAN ONCE AGAIN START LIVING AGAIN, AND IT FEELS NICE.....

"JIMMY'S LOVE LETTER TO ME"

FRANCES,  I KISS YOUR EYES, YOUR EARS, YOUR NOSE, YOUR HANDS, YOUR LIPS.  THERE IS NO OTHER WOMAN IN THIS WORLD, OR UNIVERSE, THAT CAN COMPARE TO YOU.  THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME LOVE YOU......"YOUR JIMMY"

"ANOTHER LOVE LETTER"

FRANCES, MY DARLING WIFE......THE DAY WE FIRST TALKED WAS MARCH 1, 2001.  I WAS 59 DAYS OLDER THE DAY WE WED, APRIL 29, 2001.  WE SPENT 709 WONDERFUL DAYS TOGETHER,  BEFORE I CAME TO JAIL.  TODAY (1/2/06), WE HAVE BEEN APART 1000 NIGHTS.   I PROMISE I WILL NEVER SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT OUT OF YOUR EMBRASS.  LOVE, YOUR HUSBAND FOREVER........   (jimmy wrote this letter after someone...maybe an angel, told him in his sleep, that he had been away from me for 1000 nights).

3 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

So excited for you both, Fran! Just keep busy and those seven weeks will go by fast :)

betty

redpoppy007 said...

You can relax and just enjoy your time getting ready..
I would go shopping and plan a nice dinner for you and him.

loverobin32 said...

I know this sounds a little corney but you could make a paper chain, or a jar of candy count. I thought when I 1st heard this that it was only for little ones that their parents was deployed but I decided to give it a try and it was one of the best things I did while the hubby was deployed. (paper chain) you cut paper into links and loop them together (one for each day left) and hang it somewhere you can see everyday. Each day that passes rip one off....(candy count) put any type of candy that you like in a jar but only one for each day left and each day gone eat one out of it. When I 1st made a paper chain it was 5 months worth and I thought that is so depressing but as it got shorter and shorter I got so excited and I vowed to do it everytime the hubby got deployed for longer than a month. Hugggs Robin