Tuesday, February 28, 2006

hello again

I SPOKE WITH JIMMY'S SOCIAL WORKER, TODAY.  IT SEEMS LIKE MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, WE ARE MAKING SOME PROGRESS INTO GETTING THE PHONE THING RESOLVED.  THIS IS AROUND THE 6TH OR MORE CALL TO THE SOCIAL WORKER, AND TODAY I ACTUALLY GOT HER DIRECTLY ON THE PHONE.  I SPOKE WITH HER YESTERDAY, ALSO, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE FOR HER TO GO SEE JIMMY....SHE WAS VERY NICE TO ME ON THE PHONE.

SO WHEN I SPOKE WITH HER TODAY, SHE SAID SHE HAD JUST GONE TO SEE JIMMY, 1/2 HOUR AGO.  SHE EXPLAINED TO HIM WHAT PAPERWORK HAD TO BE FILLED OUT, AS THE WOMAN LAST FRIDAY, HAD SPOKEN TO ME AND EXPLAINED THINGS....THE BIG MYSTERY IS, HOW TO COMMUNICATE THIS TO JIMMY...A MAN IN PRISON...IT SEEMS SO VERY DIFFICULT.

BUT I THINK TODAY, IT GOT STRAIGHTENED OUT.  TODAY HAS BEEN 28 DAYS SINCE I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO JIMMY..........WELL, IT'S THE PHONE COMPANY'S LOSS, AS THEY DIDN'T MAKE THE 700 OR SO DOLLARS....HEE, HEE.....

I ASKED HOW HE WAS....SHE SAID HE WAS HAPPY THAT HE WILL SOON BE ON PAROLE!

I LOVE MY HUSBAND SO.....I JUST CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH!.......HE IS A MOST WONDERFUL MAN, AND INDIVIDUAL, AND I KNOW YOU'RE ALL SICK OF ME PROFESSING MY LOVE TO HIM!

MY DAYS HERE HAVE BEEN QUIET.......VERY QUIET.

I SLEEP UNTIL AROUND 5 OR 6 PM, BECAUSE JIMMY DOESN'T CALL ME TO WAKE ME UP, AS HE HAS FOR 3 YEARS.  THEN, I GET UP. MAKE COFFEE, SHOWER, AND TAKE THE DOG OUT.  THEN I DO ALL THE USUAL HOUSEHOLD CHORES........I GET THE MAIL, AND IT USUALLY HAS 1 OR 2 LETTERS FROM JIMMY....AND THEN, I EVEN COOK FOR THE DOG, EVERYDAY...YES, EVERYDAY........PRINCE EATS SOME DOG FOOD, BUT HE LOVES THINGS LIKE BROWN RICE, SALAD, AND VEGETABLES, LIKE BROCCOLI. I ALSO MAKE HIM STEAK, HAMBURGERS, CHICKEN, OR LIVER......SOMETIMES  A LITTLE SCRAMBLED EGG, OR PLAIN YOGURT............AND HE GETS A MILK BONE BISCUIT EVERYDAY!.....SO THAT'S PRINCE!....SOMETIMES I BOIL HIM SOUP BONES......

I'VE ALSO BEEN WRITING A LOT LATELY.  TOMORROW I WILL GO TO THE POST OFFICE TO MAIL A 15 PAGE MANUSCRIPT I WROTE....A ROMANTIC SHORT-STORY, AN ADVENTURE....IT IS  OVER 6000 WORDS.....I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT!.......IT'S NOT SO MUCH IN THE WRITING IT, BUT IN WRITING SOMETHING THAT "EXCITES THE PEOPLE."  THEN, IN A FEW DAYS , I WILL START ANOTHER PROJECT.  THAT IS TO WRITE ANOTHER SHORT STORY FOR A MAGAZINE , USING 2500 WORDS.  SO , THAT IS HOW I QUIETLY SIT HERE, WAITING FOR MY HUSBAND....I ALSO GOT INVOLVED PLAYING "BOOKWORM," AND PLAY IT FOR 1-2 HOURS/DAY....I LOVE WORD GAMES LIKE THAT.......CHECK IT OUT ON GOOGLE....

WHEN I SIT AND THINK ABOUT THINGS, THE 3 YEARS OF JIMMY'S INCARCERATION HAS CHANGED ME IN SOME WAYS....AND I FEEL FOR THE BETTER.  IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 3 YEARS, I WAS VERY TENSE, AND UPTIGHT...UNDER WAY TOO MUCH STRESS.  NOW, AFTER 3 YEARS, I LEARNED TO PSYCHOLOGICALLY HANDLE IT BETTER.........THAT IS, IN A MORE PEACEFUL, CALMER, WAY.  SIMPLY PUT, I FEEL LIKE THIS IS WHERE GOD WANTS ME AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME IN LIFE.  I WANT NOTHING, AND I WANT FOR NOTHING, EXCEPT MY HUSBAND, THAT IS.  WE HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL, PERFECT LOVE, AND MARRIAGE, DESPITE PRISON WALLS.  THERE IS 50% DIVORCE RATE IN AMERICA, AND YET, WE HAVE THE STRONGEST MARRIAGE.  JIMMY LOVES ME AS NO OTHER MAN CAN.  AND VICE-VERSA........OUR LIFE AND LOVE OUTSHINES ALL OBSTACLES, SUCH AS PRISON WALLS AND CELLS.......

AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT....RIGHT NOW, AS I'M TYPING, MARCH 1ST, IS HERE, AS IT IS MIDNIGHT.  JIMMY WALKED OUT THE FRONT DOOR, ON HIS WAY TO COURT, THEN JAIL, MARCH 28, 2003.  THAT WAS 3 YEARS AGO, AND IT IS STILL GOING ON.......

SOME WOMEN HAVE ASKED ME, "HOW DO YOU GO ON?"  "WHY DO YOU WAIT?"..................THE ANSWER IS, BECAUSE "I LOVE HIM."...................AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR OWN ANSWER WHEN THE TIME COMES..........YOU WILL KNOW IF YOU SHOULD WAIT..........THE ANSWER WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE DEPTHS OF YOUR MIND..........AND HEART.

...............AND NOW, ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE PART 3 OF THE PRISONER'S COMMENTARY.........HIS NAME IS MIKE, BY THE WAY...

PART 3....THIS DOES NOT HOLD TRUE FOR ALL FEDERAL PRISONS.  I'VE SPOKEN TO JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA PRISONERS WHO'VE INDICATED THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN HARDCORE FED JOINTS WHERE YOU ARE NOT PLAYING PING PONG OR POOL.  MARION, FOR EXAMPLE, WITH IT'S 23 HOUR LOCK .  THE FEDS APPEAR NOT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT A PRISONER'S FAMILY TIES WITH IT'S COUNTRY WIDE FACILITIES. 

FROM THE INFORMATION I HAVE READ, IT IS EVIDENT THAT PRISONERS AT GUNATANAMO BAY HAVE IT BAD.  STRIPPED OF ALL CIVILIAN RIGHTS DUE TO THEIR JURISDICTIONAL LOCATION AND SUBJECT TO INTERROGATIONAL TACTICS, NOT EVEN THOUGHT OF BY YOUR TYPICAL HOMETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT.  HOPEFULLY THE PATRIOT ACT WILL BE AMENDED OR EXCISED TO AT LEAST PROVIDE THESE UNACCUSED BUT SUSPECTED PRISONERS SOME BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.  THE ACLU IS CURRENTLY HOT ON THE TRAIL OF THESE ISSUES.  LET'S HOPE AND PRAY FOR THEIR PREVALENCE.  AND LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT THOSE PRISONERS HELD IN JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES."

......to be continued.........next time, we will hear Mike talking about the psychological<SPAN class=spell id=sp-26 title="Click here to replace with: logical, zodiacal, oligarchy, official, officials" style="PADDING-RIGHT: 2px; BACKGROUND-POSITION: left bottom; PADDING-LEFT: 2px; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(http://sdk.webmail.aol.com/sdk/20050527/images/bg_spellingErr.gif); PADDING-BOTTOM: 2px; CURSOR: pointer; COLOR: black; PADDING-TOP: 2px; BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow" _backupTitle="null"> aspects of being incarcerated for years.....

GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE!...........FRAN

3 comments:

sugar1337 said...

I am glad it seems like you have gotten some where with the phone situation.

lv2trnscrb said...

Fran, so glad the phone issue might be resolved soon. I bet you will be so glad to hear Jimmy's voice. In the meantime, it is good to see that you are keeping busy as you wait the days.

betty

mindercella33 said...

Fran, I am so happy that soon you will be able to talk to Jimmy. I know that you are constantly writing to each other, but, nothing takes the place of hearing the voice of the one you love. Take care Fran, I am keeping you both in my prayers. Cyndy