Friday, December 4, 2009


I found this to be a good and informative link for those who are suffering with AIDS, or for those who know of someone who is HIV positive or has AIDS.  Please check out the information on this site, and pass along to someone who can benefit from it.  Thanks and Merry CHRISTmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


*****NOTE...Evidently it is a security risk to send a card to just you MUST state a specific person that is wounded at Walter Reed.  Sorry, the info I got must not have been correct.   So, if you KNOW someone or know OF Walter Reed, then you can send a card.  Thanks, Dr. IQ for bringing that to my attention :)

Please send a card to a soldier at Walter Reed...

 c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
 6900 Georgia Ave NW
 Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Judicial Reform Meeting was Very Inspiring

Those of you who didn't get to attend the meeting last night, missed meeting a very important young woman who came from Chilton County to tell her story about almost losing her eye.  She was featured in the Clanton Advertiser on the front page back in 2007,  where she was stalked after a MySpace incident, and then wounded after a ball game in Jemison.  I was so proud of her for telling her story, and she also came with her mom and grandmother, so you missed a three generation family with a story to tell!!  Thank you to those who came, as it was much appreciated to see that THERE IS interest in Judicial Reform!  While most of the attendees were from Chilton County, there were some who came from Autauga County, but not many.  I was quite surprised that more didn't show up from Autauga County, since it was advertised in the Prattville Progress, and also on several sites, including blogs, and Facebook. 

Brandy and I are looking forward to our next meeting, and those who are reading our blogs, stay tuned and we will keep you posted through emails as well!  Our members are growing, and it's very inspiring to hear the many new stories, and know that there ARE people in the 19th Judicial Circuit who are interested in change. 

 To our "guest speaker" who backed out at the last minute, it's ok.  We had invited you to speak, because we believed you could remain "unbiased" and actually inform us of the duties and responsibilities of the Circuit Clerk's office.   We will just look up the Code of Alabama and be informed through the Code.  At least we learned that next time we will be prepared to have a back up speaker. 

To the guests who came, thank you again, and may your hearts not be troubled.  You have many who are "right there with you" and appreciate having you in our growing number of citizens who realize that change is needed and that change is coming.  God Bless!  

Letter to God by Little Girl Who Loses Her Doggie

I received this in email, and thought I would pass it on.  It was very touching, and I hope you get the message out of it.

This is one of the kindest things you may ever see..

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies..' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey &Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.
Love, God

Sunday, November 29, 2009


From Chilton County:  31 South into Prattville.  Go to the 3rd traffic light in Prattville (Rite Aid on right), and turn Right at the light.  GO TO DOWNTOWN PRATTVILLE...Bank Trust is on the left side, before you get into downtown Prattville.  (Main Street). 

From Elmore County:  Cobbs Ford Road into Prattville.  Go to the Walgreens/Community Cars light.  Go straight through the light, and follow Main Street DOWNTOWN (you will pass Winn Dixie on the right, and J&G's Flea & Antique Mall, and Piggly Wiggly on the left)...continue downtown, until you see Bank Trust on the LEFT. 

From Elmore County on Highway 14.  Once you come to the light in Prattville, turn LEFT, and stay in the right hand lane.  Go to the Rite Aid light and turn right.  GO towards DOWNTOWN,  staying on Main Street until  you see Bank Trust on the left.