Wednesday, May 3, 2006

THE FLOW OF THOUGHT

TODAY I ONCE AGAIN WENT TO THE POST OFFICE, AND MAILED JIMMY 4 ENVELOPES.  HE NEEDS TO RECEIVE THE DOCUMENTS I SENT HIM BY TOMORROW, SO GOING DIRECTLY TO THE POST OFFICE IS THE FASTEST....HE WILL BE GOING TO RENEW HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE , HOPEFULLY ON FRIDAY...SO, I SENT HIM ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS.  BEING THE WIFE OF A PRISONER, IS A VERY IMPORTANT JOB...SHE DDDOES THINGS TO KEEP HER MARRIAGE INTACT, ALTHOUGH IT IS FROM A DISTANCE.....I LOVE MY HUSBAND SO MUCH, THAT I LOVE DOING ANYTHING FOR HIM.  "QUICK AND EFFECIENT," IS WHAT HE CALLS ME!

JIMMY IS HALF-WAY THROUGH "THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THR UNIVERSE."  I'M ONLY ON PAGE 30, SO I'D BETTER CATCH UP TO HIM, SO WE CAN DISCUSS IT ON THE PHONE!

TWO NIGHTS AGO, LARRY KING HAD ON HIS SHOW, THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, JAMES BAKER AND HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW.  HIS GRAND CHILD , WHO WAS 7 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME, HAD DROWNED IN A SWIMMING POOL. DURING A PARTY AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE, AND IT WAS DUE TO "ENTRAPMENT."  MOST PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF ENTRAPMENT, AND THAT IS WHY I'VE CHOSEN TO WRITE ABOUT IT HERE...TO HELP IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, AND MAYBE HELP TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER TRAGEDIES FROM HAPPENING.....

I WAS AWARE OF THIS, A LONG TIME AGO, HAVING LIVED IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AND LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, WHERE JUST ABOUT EVERYONE HAS A SWIMMING POOL AND JACUZZI.  ,,,ON THE BOTTOM OF POOLS, AND SPAS, ARE DRAINS, WHICH HAVE A TREMENDOUS SUCTION...A SUCTION THAT WOULD TAKE HUNDREDS OF LBS. OF WEIGHT TO TRY AND REMOVE THE PERSON WHO IS CAUGHT THERE......SO, A PERSON'S BODY PART, SUCH AS ARM, OR HAIR, OR JEWELRY...OR IN THE CASE OF JAMES BAKER'S GRAND CHILD , HER BUTTOCKS...GETS STUCK THERE, DUE TO THE SUCTION, AND THEY DROWN, UNABLE TO ESCAPE. 

IT WAS TERRIBLE TO SEE THE FOOTAGE AND PICTURES  OF THIS SWEET, INNOCENT CHILD...JUST A LITTLE ANGEL, AS HER GRAND-FATHER SAID..SO ALIVE ONE MINUTE, AND GONE THE NEXT......SHE WAS ONE OF A SET OF TWINS, AND ONE OF 5 CHILDREN....IT WAS DISTRESSING FOR ME TO SEE THE MOTHER'S FACE, EXPLAINING EVERYTHING ON TV......THE MOTHER DID A FINE JOB, BUT NOTHING CAN TAKE AWAY THE LOOK OF DEPRESSION IN THAT WOMAN'S FACE.

AND SO...I WRITE THIS, BECAUSE THIS DRWNINGS OF CHILDREN CAN BE PREVENTED...THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO BE MADE AWARE, THAT CHILDREN AND SWIMMING POOLS JUST DON'T MIX

JAMES BAKER IS TRYING TO GET LEGISLATION PASSED ABOUT THIS.......THAT CAPS FOR THE DRAINS BE MANDATORY IN ALL STATES...THE PROTECTIVE CAPS ONLY COST AROUND $65.00, (which of course is nothing when it comes to the cost of a child's life)

HE SAID THAT LAWS ABOUT THIS WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO BE PASSED.

SO, WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO, TO HELP PROTECT OUR CHILDREN IN AMERICA, AND PREVENT FURTHER UNNECESSARY DROWNINGS?

HE SAYS 3 THINGS........1.. IF YOU HAVE A POOL OR JACUZZI, OR HAVING ONE BUILT, MAKE SURE IT HAS A PROTECTIVE CAP ON THE DRAINS.  2.MAKE SURE ALL SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS ARE ENCLOSED WITH LOCKED, CHILD-PROOF GATES (FENCES), AND 3...MAKE SURE YOUR SWIMMING POOL HAS AN EMERGENCY SHUT OFF VALVE, IN CASE SOME ONE GETS CAUGHT IN ENTRAPMENT.

IF YOU HAVE A SWIMMING POOL/SPA, PLEASE ACT RESPONSIBLY, AND DO THE RIGHT THING...PLEASE PREVENT ONE MORE TRAGEDY FROM HAPPENING............AND OF COURS, SUPERVISE AND WATCH YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES..............IN OR OUT OF THE POOL.

AND SO, THIS LEADS ME TO A VERY SAD STORY...A FEW NIGHTS AGO, HERE IN JERSEY, 2 CHILDREN DROWNED...THEY WERE TWINS, IN THEIR BACKYARD POOL....THEY WERE 4 YEARS OLD..........IT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWSPAPERS, AND ON THE NEWS........IT IS A VERY, VERY TERRIBLE THING.

THE FATHER OF THOSE CHILDREN WHO DROWNED , WAS A RESIDENT IN LOGAN HALL ...A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM JIMMY'S ROOM.

AND NOW, I WILL ASK YOU TO PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR THE 2 CHILDREN, THE MOTHER AND FATHER...AND THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS..........IT IS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY........PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE, WHO NEED AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF PRAYER AT THIS TIME........THEY NEED AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT, AND STRENGTH, WHICH ONLY GOD ABOVE CAN PROVIDE AT THIS TIME..........

I'VE ASKED YOU ALL IN THE PAST TO SAY SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR PRISONER'S WHO ARE GOING THROUGH AN ESPECIALLY TOUGH TIME...SO, ONCE AGAIN, I'M ASKING YOU.......HOW MANY MORE BURDENS CAN THIS FAMILY TAKE?.....A HUSBAND IN PRISON, AND NOW THE LOSS OF THEIR 2 SMALL CHILDREN............

 

DEAR GOD/ALLAH,............."DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE BLESS THIS FAMILY, AND GUIDE THEM AT THIS TIME....TO GIVE THEM PEACE OF MIND DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME...TO GIVE THEM STRENGTH AND HELP EASE THEIR BURDEN.......TO SHED SOME GLIMMER OF HOPE, AND TO KNOW THAT THEIR LITTLE 4 YEAR OLD TWINS ARE IN HEAVEN WITH YOU...TO KNOW THAT THEIR LITTLE ANGELIC CHILDREN, ARE NEXT TO YOU, WITH HAPPY, SMILING FACES....PLEASE HELP THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ...WE REMAIN IN PRAYER TO YOU, AND HOPE THAT ONE DAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER WITH YOU, IN YOUR GLORIOUS KINGDOM"....

FRAN AND JIMMY

3 comments:

piperacharmed1 said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family that lost the children...no parent should ever have to go through that pain.

Tracie

am4039 said...

I sure am praying

mindercella33 said...

My God. They are in my prayers Fran. What a terrible tragedy.
                         Cyndy, Mendota, Il.