Wednesday, March 22, 2006

LOGAN HALL, NEWARK, NJ

JIMMY ARRIVED YESTERDAY, AT THE NEW PLACE!  HE IS NOW AT LOGAN HALL, THE HALF-WAY BACK HOUSE.  HE ARRIVED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, AND HAS BEEN CALLING ME EVER SINCE.  HE IS NOW OFFICIALLY ON PAROLE......

HE HAS A SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM...THAT IS, HE SHARES  A ROOM WITH ANOTHER PERSON.  THERE IS AN ORIENTATION PERIOD HE HAS TO GO THROUGH......HE  CAN WALK AROUND, AND THERE IS A SMALL LIBRARY, SO HE IS READING A BOOK.....THERE ARE PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THAT HE ATTENDS.......

SO NOW, WE ARE ON THE COUNTDOWN TILL HE COMES HOME...........180 DAYS TIL HE CAN COME HOME, FOR GOOD........HE TELLS ME ALL THE MEN IN THIS PLACE ARE ON PAROLE...........THIS A NEW PROGRAM THAT JERSEY STARTED.......SO, INSTEAD OF COMING HOME, THESE PAROLEES GO TO HALF-WAY BACK HOMES.......BELIEVE ME, WE COULDN'T BE LUCKIER WITH WINNING THE LOTTERY!.......MAYBE THIS IS A SIGN THAT WE WILL WIN MEGA-MILLIONS SOON, SINCE OUR LUCK HAS BEEN SO GOOD LATELY!............JIMMY TELLS  ME THAT ALTHOUGH THE PLACE IS CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL, AND THAT IN THE TV ROOM THEY HAVE SOMETHING LIKE 7 EXPENSIVE TV'S , FLAT-SCREENS.......WHICH COST AT LEAST $1700.00 EACH.......THE LATEST), AND THAT THERE IS A GAME ROOM WITH POOL TABLES, AND THINGS LIKE THAT, MOST OF THESE MEN ARE UNHAPPY, AND HAVE A CERTAIN ATTITUDE ABOUT THEM, BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, THEY ARE ON PAROLE, AND WANT TO BE HOME, NOT IN ANOTHER INSTITUTION...........WELL, I'M GOING OUT NOW.....I'lL BUY SOME LOTTO TIX.........MAYBE WE CAN STRIKE IT ON THE LOTTO, AS WE STRUCK IT WITH JIMMY'S PAROLE   :)

I'LL TELL YOU MORE , LATER!......................FRAN

3 comments:

sugar1337 said...

I am glad that he is somewhere much better now.

mindercella33 said...

Fran, as I read this entry, I acually began to cry. I still am a little bit. I am so happy for you and Jimmy. After all this time, 180 days is a walk in the park for the two of you. I am so glad they have a family night and that you might be able to spend some time with Jimmy. Also if he can get weekend furloughs, what a blessing that would be. The long, long wait is almost over Fran and you can finally exhale. God bless, Cyndy

lv2trnscrb said...

fantastic, Fran! At least this part went well and on time. 180 days will fly by. Spring will come and go, summer will come and go and then with fall, Jimmy will be home for good!

betty