Don't know if most of you know this or not..but friendships to me are very important..I have had friendships with many people...and most of them are long lasting and strong..some went by the wayside, but then I figure ..they weren't friends to begin with and I don't miss them..I have had one friend that I have known since before my first son was born..and he turned 43 in October..I think I met Maryann C. about 2 years before D. was born..so that's 45 years..she lives In Ohio and haven't seen her since before my daughter was born and she is 34..but we write, email and send Christmas cards..Shady Lane has been a friend for about 32 years...David O...over 30 years..and my friend Brian in New Mexico I have known for about 37 years...I cherish and hold them close to my heart...I love many of them more than most of my family..they have never disappointed me..ever..and I hope I have never disappointed them...so ..what's this about?..My friendship with these two people I am going to ask favors for..
First friend...Bubba Kolar..he's the spawn of one of those friends..I am sure I have mentioned Edda Kolar..she's the one when I first came to West every one told her.."You have to meet Jackie, she says fuck more than you do."...and people would tell me.."You have to meet Edda Kolar,she says fuck more than you do."...So one day I'm sitting up at the Capital Bar stowing beer in my tummy cooler when someone drapes their arm around my shoulder and this deep voice (almost as deep as mine) says:"So, are you this Jackie I have been hearing all about, that says fuck all the time?"...I grinned and said:"You must be the infamous Edda Kolar."...and we have been friends every since..she was my landlord for over 10 years and if not for her I would have been homeless...She let me stay rent free in my little house until my social security came in..and then let me but the house by making rent payments...Bubba is her baby...well, 23 year old baby..He's the one that goes by the name Bratprince...Any how...he has a blog..I think he started in June/July..he only did 2 posts and quit as no one commented..sort of discouraging I'm sure...Babs and Sooner,Tex,Nitwit,Leo and Kevin were my first commenters..So..what I'm asking you to do is maybe drop by his blog and check him out..he's a pagan like me..is funny..and so smart he's scary..when he was 7-8-9 years old he was reading Shakespeare..I gave him all my books by Milton, Shakespeare,Plato, etc..he read them all...Still does..his blog address is lettersfromtartarus.blogspot.com...
just stop by and encourage him so he will keep at it..as he has lots of funny stuff to say...thanks..
Now for my second favor..as most of you know
our friend Babs is living in a homeless
shelter in Dallas...She is doing fine by
talked to her Saturday..she got to spend Thanksgiving with her Dad and step brothers family..which is cool..So we are bullshitting, making fun of people etc, and I asked her if
she had an address as I wanted to send her something for Christmas..she gave me the
address and then I asked her what she wanted me to send her as I didn't know what she needed or could use..She said a Sonic gift card...She
will go to Sonic and sit in her car nursing a coke or ordering something for lunch, but she will sit there for 3-4 hours and it would be nice if she had some gift cards to use so they won't make her go someplace else..So..my favor?...send Babs a Sonic gift card..I'm sure they start at about $5 and go up...I am going
to go today or tomorrow and send her one...the address is:
C/O Center of Hope
4815 Cass Street