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Apr. 4th, 2009

Writer's Block: Jackpot

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your newfound riches?
Get my unemployed butt out of debt. I got laid off in Dec. and can not my a job for my old self. They look at me crazy when I go job hunting. I never anything from my resumes. I am sure I got laid off because of age more than economy. It was just a good time for them to do it. They kept ofher folks with less senority and did not give me a legit excuse. Just said they did not have a place for me. And did not say anything till I got up in their face. I did not become ugly , was just where they had to tell me something.
And then take care of my children, if there was anything left.

Apr. 3rd, 2009

Thinking of My Past and Looking for My Future


     Once upon a time there was a family of four living in Greenwood, SC.  The mother and father both worked in a Cotton Mill. John Abney owned this Cotton Mill. The cotton mill made cloth out of cotton. The parents worked in the Cloth Room. There were departments that made the cloth from cotton balls, spinning room, weave room. etc.
The Family lived in a 4 room wood house on a Mill Village called Grendel Mill Village.  The house had two screen porches with a bathroom in the middle in the rear of the house. On the front of the house was also a porch with a nice swing and chairs and a welcome mat.  As you entered the front door, you arrived in a neat living room with a fire place and mantel and tall ceilings. The living room had two windows.  These windows were very tall but did not reach the ceiling.  There was no carpet on the floor just throw rugs. You could enter two bedrooms from this room buy two different doors. The front bedroom was for two sisters, the back bedroom was for the parents. You could enter the kitchen from either bedroom by another door.  The kitchen had a table with four chairs. The stove in the kitchen was a oil stove and the fridge was a ice box. There was one large sink in the kitchen and lots of cabinets. Each room had modest furniture not overly furnished at all. All rooms had small closets.
     In front of this house there were two tall Oak trees and sidewalk and a small dirt yard. In the back of this house was a wooden garage with no door and a grass yard.  In the back of this yard was a big field. The front of the house had three steps up to the house. The back of this house there were seven step up to the screen porched that was off the kitchen. The other screened in porch had no door or steps and was off the back bedroom. There were doors to the bathoom to both the screen in porches and a door from the parents bedroom into this porch. On one side of the house was another house just like this one and on the other side was the back yard of another house that was five rooms.  In the village all of the houses was of three types. You either lived in a four room or five room or you lived in a duplex that had four rooms. Every wooden house was either gray or lite yellow or white.  The village had four churches with four different denominations. There were only white people living in these houses. Across the field were a village owned by MR Abney that black people lived in. These houses were exactly like the white family houses. In this field is where all of the families children played and the black and white children played together but this is the only time you spent together. The children had white schools and black schools.
     The family attended the Grendel Methodist church every Sunday and every Wednesday night. On Sunday night there was a MYF meeting before the night services, the sisters attended this. The family came to the night service also. On Wednesday night there was choir practice and the mother attended this because she loved to sing in the choir.
     The sisters and the parents were born in McCormick, SC and moved to Greenwood when the sisters were five and six. There was no work in McCormick, so the father of this family came to Greenwood to fine work.  Greenwood was twenty six miles from McCormick. When he found work, he went back after the family. 
     Grendel Mill owner rented out houses to families that worked for him at twenty five cents a room.  The owner also had a day care for the children of the families.  He also gave the families a pkg. for the family to attend the YMCA.  In the summer there were activities for the families. 
                                                                                        more on this story later

Writer's Block: The Geneva Conventions & the War on Terror

In 2002, the Bush Administration declared that the detainees of the War on Terror were not eligible for rights under the Geneva Conventions. Do you agree with the Bush Administration's decision? How might you have handled it differently?
No I do not agree with Bush on this and really don't understand, why he was allowed to do this. I know Bush was the President at this time. There is no one , no human being that deserves not to have rights.
I would have went before my Congress and ask "What can we do?"  We are the United States of America, not a people like Saddam or any terroist and we should have thought this through before acting.  Bush should have then went before the United Nations and told them what the Congress and Bush together had planned and ask their opinion also. You just don't take peoples rights away without having a very good reason.
Bush was very red neck and a spoiled brat in a lot that he did.

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