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Sunday, September 27, 2020


We just had a blood drive entitled 

Only 6 donated but they are heroes to me.

Each day is Christmas Day
if we choose to
give more than we take.

The ghost of Mark Twain reminds me that

"The best way to cheer yourself up
is to try to cheer someone else up."

We both still miss Midnight.

He snickers:
"A man who carries a cat
by the tail learns something
he can learn in no other way!"

Need a Hometown Hero?

Mark suggests to be one yourself:

"Kindness is the language
that the deaf can hear
and the blind can see."

Have a great new week.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Am I Silly?


On my blood runs to Beaumont and all around Louisiana, 

I am currently listening to Robert Rossmann's wonderful narration.

Is that silly of me?

As the ghost of Mark Twain says: "Son, he makes you sound good!"

He misses "Bambino" as he calls Midnight.  

Me, too. 

Maybe a miracle will happen and we will be reunited soon.

Monday, September 21, 2020



Once more I have nowhere to go. 

If I survive, apartment hunting will be even more impossible than before if that is possible. 

To say I am unsettled is an understatement.

I may not be able to post for awhile.

To all of you who gave to me thru PayPal ... thank you is too anemic a phrase ... you gave me hope.

Say a prayer for me and the others in Lake Charles.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Thank you to all who are still giving!


THANK YOU is too anemic a phrase to express my feeling for your wonderful gifts. 

Though I face dark obstacles still, I know I will now have a chance to overcome them with friends like you.

You have given me one last gift --


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Two of my coworkers are ill with Covid

Life is getting more hectic with two less workers!

I want to thank those of you who are continuing to give via PayPay. 

Those gifts make me feel less alone and heard by friends.

I have been put on two more waiting lists for an apartment. 

A month is the earliest I will know anything. 

Midnight's fate is in the balance.

Thank all of you for caring!


Friday, September 11, 2020



I have until Sept. 30th to find an apartment or I will most likely lose Midnight. 

Say a prayer, guys. I will check back when I can. 

Thanks to all of you who are still giving -- 

apartments are expensive due the severe lack of them!

Thanks to all of you ... I do not feel quite so alone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


All of you who are giving are making my OUCH! easier to  bear.

I may not be around for a few days as Lifeshare is shifting my drives so that I will not have access to this computer.

Those of you who give are helping me to sleep easier on my hard cot. THANK YOU!

Sunday, September 6, 2020


My city is not.

My apartment is destroyed. Everything gone. Power is out city wise.

No internet. I move from temp place to sleep to temp place but lose it within days.

Midnight is with a friend until the end of September ... but after that ....

Hours at work are limited, and with returning workers will be less.

My company tries to help. My friend/supervisor tries to help but he has family and job obligations.

There are no apartments to rent yet, and the rent will be steep -- supply and demand.

I know everyone is having a harder time than they appear, but if any of you could help with PayPal, it would be deeply appreciated.

My email is in my blogger profile.  Say a  prayer for me and Midnight.

Like Han said to Chewie in EMPIRE: "I don't know how we're going to get out of this one?"

If you recall, Han didn't.

This is from a company computer from out of state.  

I will return when I can or if I can.