Let’s see if I can kick start this blog again.  This post seems like an appropriate reminder for this time of year.  We have much to be grateful for.



They buried Jessie’s older brother today

he just finished turning five

she never had a toy, tv, or internet

yet she’s grateful to be alive

her brother taught her one through ten

by counting her fragile ribs

now she smiles when her stomach growls

as Mama feeds the newborn in the crib

Jessie runs barefoot down a dirt road

in a tattered dress of white

with baby fed, Mama has only one concern

will Jessie eat tonight


According to the United Nations World Food Programme statistics, approximately 3.1 million children under the age of five die each year from hunger or poor nutrition.


Hola everybody.  Hope all of you are well.

It has been several weeks since I stopped by. The health of daughter’s mother has taken a turn for  the worse.  Bad news appears to arrive every week. It has been busy comfortingCatherine and her mother.

My eye surgery is scheduled for Thursday January 12th.  I wanted to touch base with everyone before my long winter vacation.  I will be around for the next week harassing you with comments and Chimpism.

It feels good to be back.

Have a good one.  Be well.






106 thoughts on “Jessie

  1. Hey😀
    Great post – so true and sad..
    You and your family have been on my mind.. I wondered about your eye surgery – happy it’s coming up.. and prayers for your daughter.. all of life is precious.. hang in there my friend

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  2. Dont loose hope, everything will be fine Andrew ! : )

    Sorry to know about your painful situations ! But This is life. Where there is darkness…..there come a light…..for sure !

    Stay strong !

    love to you and your family

    have a wonderful day
    and don’t forget to smile : )

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  3. This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing ❤

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through some troubling times. I hope things take a turn for the better. Take care.

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