The True Story of the Profound Lesson I Learned in 1963 on a Barber’s Chair
Just eight miles south-southwest of where I thought John Wayne fought at the Alamo was a spot in San Antonio where serious thinking and deciphering came into my life.
Slightly west of the halfway point along the street I saw President Kennedy on the day before his assassination–between the San Jose Mission and Kelly Air Force Base–is a region where my father was considered “patron.”
Starting on the Southeast corner of Southwest Military Drive, and heading south for eleven blocks on Commercial Street, was the first of five business pillars of our community.
Three proprietors were the foundation of commerce on Commercial Avenue and gaining the kind of momentum two others, Joe Barry and Mr. Stacey had held for a number of years.
The first was Raymond “Bud” Jones of the “Meal A Minute” 89 cent All-You-Can-Eat -Fish fame. Bud, who passed away in October 2018, opened his legendary restaurant in 1959 at the Military Drive/Commercial southeast corner. Today, this South Side institution still serves the All-You-Can-Eat-Fish for $9.75 with his daughter Cathy and family running it.
Joe Barry owned the Terrell Wells grocery and gas store that eventually became the original VFW Post 8541. My daddy, Walter “Corky” Dennis, would go in to buy a pack of Camels (later on, he graduated to Salem’s) as I would sit in the car and look at the screen on a front door. It was painted yellow and blue with a gingham dressed girl smiling with bread in her hands proclaiming that we should “Reach for Sunbeam Bread.”
Mercy, did I have a crush on that pretty blond haired-blue eyed beauty! I wondered often if she was kin to Dorothy of Kansas and Toto fame. Perhaps a blond cousin?
Later on, when I became at least as good at ‘cipherin’ as Jethro Bodine, I figured her out. I deduced she was the older sister of another girl and her dog– the little tan one on Coppertone signs who was embarrassed about having her panties almost torn off.
Across the street from Terrell Wells Grocery was Stacey’s Barber Shop. With a prominent barber pole on the south front lawn, Mr. and Mrs. Stacey lived on the north half of their shop in a small white wood framed house.
It was a matter of honor, but mostly courage, to sit up high on the board placed on the white arms of the barber chair of Mr. Stacey. I proudly received my trims from the same man who had cut my great grandfather John’s, grandpa Jack’s and father Corky’s hair.
I liked to go there with Daddy. But Mom, not so much. Momma would always make me sit close to the front door as we walked in. It just did not seem quite right for a girl like Momma, to be in a barber shop. There was nothing really wrong with it. Other mothers and even Mrs. Stacey came in. But a guy could not really appreciate the “feel” of the place with women in there.
There seemed to be more laughter and the men could talk about men’s things like “baseball,” or “a missile crisis” when the women were away.
In early December, Dad took me in. Grandpa Dennis was in one of the waiting chairs at the far right end facing the barber chairs on the left.
Without Momma around I could penetrate farther in and get away from the front door where the Porky Pig, Zorro or Superman books were. Sitting between Daddy and Grandpa I could scan the cover of nearby True Detective magazines. Mr. and Mrs. Stacey would never allow anything more manly than that. But to a guy just about to turn eight, True Detective was very mannish. (Note: The word “Macho” had not been invented yet as far as I know).
As each customer walked in, they were passed an 8 x 10 black and white glossy of what was purported to be the “last picture of JFK before he was shot.” One of the barbers had bought it for a dollar at the drug store located next to St. Leo’s Church on South Flores Street during their 1963 Fall Festival and Tamale Sale. Dad let me look at it and I felt important.
“Okay, Jack, you are next,” said one of the barbers. He was talking to Grandpa, who got up and sat down in a man’s size barber’s chair.
I did not notice who just walked in. I was determining if Daddy would let me go next, after Grandpa, instead of him. If so, Mr. Stacey would cut my hair. Then my odds for getting a sucker were better. Some of the other barbers did not always remember to pass out the suckers. Mr. Stacey never forgot, plus he would let me choose the color. I would leave the yellows or browns for the poor kids that were stuck with the other barbers.
Richard Floyd, my step grandfather sat down beside me grinning.
“Paw Paw,” I grinned back. We hugged.
Paw Paw was a tall human being. With only one good eye and a few good teeth, he was not much for the world to see, but to me he walked on water.
“What are you doing, gettin’ your ears lowered, Booger?” He waved his hand from front to back over his head.
“They only charge Paw Paw half price, because I only have half my hair.”
What a treat it was to have two grandfathers and a father in the same barber shop all at the same time.
“Are you ready for your birthday?” Paw Paw asked.
When Grandpa Dennis heard that, he called me up and reached in his wallet. He handed me a dollar bill.
“Grandpa didn’t forget your birthday,” he said. “You tell your daddy to get you something with this.”
Paw Paw saw what was going on and he pulled TWO dollars out of his billfold and handed it to me with Happy Birthday instructions to tell my Mom to get me something with them.
Three whole dollars in a matter of seconds and it was the most money I had up to that point in my life. (Note: That amount in 1963 is worth $25.36 today).
When I sat back down, secretly enjoying the $3 in my pocket, my mind immediately jumped to disenchantment. Suddenly, my brain realized what people meant when they said “bad luck or trouble comes in threes.” And it had nothing to do with the money.
I had been waiting for the third calamity to reveal itself ever since my beloved cockerspaniel Blackie died on November 4th and John F. Kennedy on the 22nd. Within a little over a month’s time, there I was, in the middle of the prohibited end of the barber shop and suddenly going through trauma numero tres!
It was at this moment I discovered that BOTH of my grandfathers had three fingers missing from their left hands.
What was this? Why hadn’t I really noticed their left hands before? Or maybe I did, but it did not register until I saw them both in the same room. Or was it because I was almost eight and noticing more adult things? After all, I had just scanned the covers of two True Detectives.
For at least the next few weeks I was terrified of everything my hands touched. Perhaps this was some kind of omen or family curse? What were the odds? Two grandfathers with the same hands missing three fingers!
Just in time for Christmas, Daddy explained that Paw Paw was only my step-grandfather, so it really did not count—-there was no family curse.
“You do not have to worry about it any more.”
Thank God for Daddy’s explanation. I didn’t know how much longer I could have held out keeping my left hand in my pocket everywhere I went. Each morning when I awoke, I would look to see if those fingers on that hand were still there. Somehow it would sneak out from under the pillow during my sleep.
Definitely, I would not dare do what the other boys were inventing in the cafeteria. By placing a pencil on top of their middle finger and bending the adjacent fingers over the pencil, they could “shoot the bird.”
Not quite understanding what that meant, as far as I was concerned if I shot that bird it was sure to be a recipe for the family curse. I knew that bird had wings for a reason. Around me it was going to just have to fly away. I did not intend to lose my three fingers over a bird.
“Where do you get your ideas for articles? How do you develop and retain dependable sources? How do you sell more? Increase business? Obtain information?”
These are common questions I have received over the years as a “Jack of All Trades” being an investigative reporter, insurance salesman, business executive, trade organization president, writer, detective and corporate facilities manager. The simple answer is to be a good networker.
After making any connection, I always tried to build on it. Sometimes it takes creativity and thoughtfulness, but those are wonderful traits for life anyway. At HEB Food/Drugs, my division had thousands of employees (Partners), service providers, vendors and other resources to keep our stores, offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants and other real estate safe, lawful and in welcoming conditions.
Early on, I would use Rolodex files (labeled: “Sources,” “Engineers,” “Partners,” “Designers,” Electricians,” and others) for individual information on people in each category.
For example, when I visited Austin, Houston, Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley, the Coastal Bend and other regions of Texas, the file for that area would include more than just names, phone numbers, and emails. It was critical to have personal notes to connect and care with individuals I may come in contact with. Examples might be:
Birthplace, Birthday, Anniversaries, Spouse, Children, Other Family, Connections, Hobbies, Interests, Education, and Accomplishments.
Others items to note might include Affiliations, Career and Work History, Goals, Prides, and other interests.
“Is Bobby, Jr. still playing baseball this year? How’s Nancy doing in track? Here’s an autograph of Tim Duncan for your brother. I know he’s big on Spurs basketball,” were some ways to build rapport.
The key was to capture the bits and pieces of hot, vital information about people I met. These appear as phrases such as “Texas State alum,” “loves to fish,” “never eats lunch,” and so on.
Many times I kept a pocket recorder to help remember for when I jotted it down in the hotel room or plane ride later. As technology developed, I kept computer files and spreadsheets instead of manual Rolodexes.
Note: Even today, I do not include confidential information and confidential names on a computer or internet file. My reputation and ability to gather data and news depends on sourcestrusting me.
Resources You Can Count On
It’s all a lot of work, but worth every minute of it. What does all this have to do with resolving an emergency, mitigating a problem, gathering resources, or closing the sale? Just about everything when it’s used at the moment it’s needed.
Who can you depend on for help when your dealing with a hurricane, a sales proposal or news article?
I don’t subscribe to the saying “Networking is a numbers game.” The success doesn’t come from how many people you can meet. What you actually need is to have a list of people and resources you can count on.
One of my greatest mentors was a senior vice president of Facility Alliance at H-E-B, Ralph G. Mehringer. I watched and learned. When he met someone for the first time–a food server, janitor, visitor, new partner, whoever— Ralph was consistent about making them feel like the most important person in the room.
When I lived in an apartment above the Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, a neighbor, Walter Stovell, known as the “Godfather of Houston Street,” totally made eye contact with others–and he kept it. He smiled. He listened.
During conversations, Walter made comments and asked questions that showed he was hearing and listening. One day the current and two ex-mayors of the Alamo City walked by and Walter amazed me with his abilities to engage each one opportunities to express themselves without interruption.
What If You Need a Large List to Increase Sales or Potential Sales?
A sales person may mention to someone for whom has been a good customer, “I was just going through my checks, and I realized I spent over $2000 with you last year. I guess we’re really getting to depend on each other more than I knew.”
A typical question I receive is “where do you get your articles and story ideas?” They are all over, if you network properly.
You can expand networking by simply trading networks with someone else. How big is your network? If you answered infinite, you’re right. You’re only limited by the number of people on earth. Your network is potentially the size of all your contacts, plus all your relatives’ contacts, your friends’ contacts, your business associates’ contacts, and so on.
Suppose you want to introduce a new service you offer. Are you going to limit the list to the names you’ve been able to scrape together? Of course not. You’ll ask me for my list, and if I like the offer I might even ask a few other people for their lists. Instead of a few hundred names, you now have a few thousand.
Always treat anyone’s contacts with the utmost respect. Like tightrope walking, this is a system based on trust. A fall from grace, like a fall from the high wire, can be very hard to recover from.
3 Tips on Selling
🔹 Be Knowledgeable. If you want people to listen to you, you need to be an expert about the product you’re selling, about the market it exists in, and about the way it addresses the needs of your customer.
🔹Establish Rapport. Your primary responsibility is to establish a connection between the needs of the customer and the solutions that your product/service provides. It’s about them, not you. If you’re not paying attention to the customers’ needs, how could you ever accomplish that? Listen to what they’re saying. Ask questions to gain deeper understanding. Seek to build and demonstrate empathy.
🔹Build Relationships. Many people will go to online reviews to learn about your product or service. It’s amazing how much stronger leads are that come from customer referrals. Cultivating customer relationships will give you more leads, and when you listen to compliments and complaints about your offering, it will help you improve for future customers.
One final thought is to use the forever faith 80/20 rule. Twenty percent of your network likely provides 80 percent of the value. What have you done for them lately?
One of our faithful readers sent this to us recently:
“I was in Family Dollar store last night, and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line. One was a big kid, and the other one was a toddler. The bigger one had a pack of glow sticks, and the toddler was screaming for them.
The Mom opened the pack and gave him one which stopped his tears. He walked around with it smiling; but then the bigger boy took it, and the toddler started screaming again. Just as the mom was about to fuss, the older child bent the glow stick and handed it back to the toddler.
As we walked outside at the same time, the toddler noticed that the stick was now glowing; and his brother said, “I had to break it so that you could get the full effect from it.”
I almost ran, because l could hear God saying to me, “I had to break you to show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose.”
That precious child was happy just swinging that “unbroken” glow stick around in the air, because he didn’t understand what it was created to do – which was “glow”.
There are some people who will be content just “being,” but some of us are chosen… we have to be “broken.” We have to get sick. We have to lose a job. We go through a divorce. We have to bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child…
In those moments of desperation, we were broken. But… when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created. So when you see us glowing, just know that we have been broken
Before the Trump administration began construction on the Border Wall, almost two-thirds of criminal activity in Texas was gang related and Mexican cartels were escalating their recruitment of U.S. school-age children.
“Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” an independent study by former military generals Barry McCaffrey and Major-General Robert Scales noted, “They want these kids to do the dirty work.”
“They are sacrificial,” Carlos, a 28-year old man who had escaped cartel torture and death and was working at a downtown San Antonio restaurant, explained. “They pay them $500 or $1000 to cross the border into Texas because they know the patrol doesn’t think American kids are going to smuggle that much drugs in, but with that kind of money, and excitement, they can find students willing to do it.”
“When the other kids see someone driving a car and spending money and buying their girlfriends jewelry and clothes, it’s not hard to recruit others,” Carlos said.
In just 18 months, six of seven cartels established headquarters in Texas cities during Obama’s last year’s in office, according to testimony form the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McGraw.
At least 22 murders, 24 assaults, 15 shootings and five kidnappings were traced to cartel activities on the Texas side of the border during that period.
Carlos says “these cartels are very sophisticated and are run like a military or a business.”
“They provide ‘insurance’ to the farmers,” Carlos outlined. “If the farmers continue to harvest and provide marijuana for a very cheap price, then their wives and children will continue to live. That is Mexican cartel ‘insurance.’”
“They pay a few dollars for a pound of marijuana,” said Carlos. “They have up to six levels of people on their payroll who make sure it gets into the U.S. cities because they can sell it in San Antonio or Houston for like $250 or $300 a pound, but in New York or Chicago, it might be $1500 or $1600, and that’s a big profit that no one is going to stop as long as the U.S. allows them to keep on going.”
The generals’ report stated the cartels objectives “are relying increasingly on organized gangs to provide expendable and unaccountable manpower to do their dirty work.”
“These gangs are recruited on the streets of Texas cities and inside Texas prisons by top-tier gangs who work in conjunction with the cartels,” the report continued.
During the Obama presidency, Department of Public Safety reports showed that in 2010, the Texas prison gangs associated with the Mexican cartels increased from four to 12.
When Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples released the report, it revealed these cartels were building a “sanitary zone” about one county deep within the U.S. along the Texas border. The plan was use this zone to escape Mexican law enforcement and provide an area of safe movement for drug smugglers and human traffickers.
Texas was the “tactical close combat zone and frontline in this conflict. Texans have been assaulted by cross-border gangs and narco-terrorist activities.”
“Washington keeps telling us our border is more secure than ever, but this detailed military assessment, by two of America’s top generals, offers proof to the contrary,” Commissioner Staples said about the Obama administration. “It’s time to shed the cloak of denial and protect our citizens and national security.”
“It’s time for Washington to uphold its constitutional duty to protect Americans on their home soil,” Staples added.
The report offered a military perspective on how to best use “strategic, operational and tactical measures to secure the increasingly hostile border regions” on the border.
Big Improvements With Trump
Before the Trump presidency, Texas landowners and officials had been witnessing and pleading with the Obama Administration for increased federal support to defend the U.S. border. They are doing the same with the Biden White House.
“The southwestern United States had become increasingly threatened by the spread of Latin American and Mexican cartel organized crime,” said Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.)
“The violence and ongoing threat to our security reflected a change in the strategic intent of the cartels to move their operations into the United States,” said Maj. Gen. Robert Scales (Ret.) observed back then. “American cities and rural areas now have Latin American drug, gun and human smuggling cartels operating inside our borders.”
Under Obama-Biden it is a War Zone
Their findings indicate citizens living and working in a Texas border county is equivalent to living in a warzone. Law enforcement agencies, civil authorities, journalists and citizens are in continuous and growing danger of attack.
There is disparity between reported and actual cartel activity because the 17,000 local and state law enforcement agencies that provide data to the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), under the both the Obama and Biden Administrations, are not required to categorize these crimes as “drug related.”
Special Note: If you start having thoughts of wanting to die or harm yourself, seek professional help immediately, or let a loved one know. Or call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which provides 24/7, free, and confidential support.
When the COVID-19 Pandemic first appeared in early 2020, Jack and I were as startled as everyone by the strict restrictions of just going to the grocery store to buy toilet paper and food. After a few weeks, we both agreed “NO MORE.”
We moved to the country, lowered our living expenses (cut them over half), started an organic garden and became far more self sufficient (energy, water, food backups and redundancies). In a nutshell, we simplified.
While many people we knew were rushing to get experimental vaccines, buying hoards of masks, staying home and complying with lockdowns, we took the opposite approach.
We went on several roadtrips (Washington DC, Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Graceland in Memphis, Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains, Andy Griffith Museum in North Carolina, Ark Encounter in Kentucky and other crowded places) visiting 20 states.
We were a bit surprised to see both ends of the spectrum:
1. People wearing masks, gloves, headgear and wrapped in extra clothing just to walk outside to their mailbox.
2. Or like us, RVers, bikers, campers, and travelers enjoying America’s freedoms indoors and outside. We only wore masks per local establishment restrictions, but even then, like other patriots, it was minimal. We attended theater plays, saw movies, enjoyed concerts, explored museums and road amusement park rides.
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but the sadness we’ve been seeing from some people is like weather. It tends to come and go, and it can lift quickly if something positive happens. We made sure to focus on positiveness. We turned off the TV and especially mainstream media of any kind (radio, newspapers, magazine’s, etc.)
Those who took similar approaches seem to snap out of it—sort of like a rain cloud moved aside by the sun.
When It’s More Than Normal Sadness
But some people practically bolted themselves indoors and continuously watched the propaganda and news. Their sadness wasn’t a temporary occurance like a rainshower. It is full blown depression, like a season.
Depression moves in and stays for a while, most of the day, every day, for weeks at a time. It can affect your mood, your physical health, and the way you perceive just about everything. Rather than an emotional state, depression is a health condition.
Consider simplifying your life, finding alternative news sources (like CleverJourneys.Com), and improving your well being. Here are some suggestions:
1. Get moving. Any form of regular exercise boosts mood and energy. It’s hard to get moving when you’re feeling down, so start with small steps and build from there. Standing, stretching, or taking a quick walk around your house or neighborhood is better than being boarded up. And guess what? You don’t need to wear a mask! As a registered nurse of 40 years, I’m not about to wear a mask so frivolously. Just move!!!
2. Try meditating. Research has shown that medication can improve depression symptoms, but research shows you can equate the benefits of 30 minutes of meditation to the effects of one antidepressant pill. Of course, if your doctor has prescribed medication, you should continue to take it as instructed—but you can add meditation to your routine. There are plenty of apps that can help you get started, including Headspace, Calm, and The Mindfulness App. Or simply just go walk!
3. Go outside. Spending time in nature can decrease feelings of depression. It also exposes you to sunlight, which can help your body produce vitamin D. Low levels of the nutrient have been linked to depression, but soaking up even 15 minutes of sun per day can lift your spirits in the present and over the long term.
4. Foster close relationships. Nurturing your existing relationships with friends and family is one of the best things you can do for your health. But it’s also never too late to forge new bonds. How? Sign up for a book club, volunteer to lend a hand at your local community center or place of worship, take a group exercise class, or simply invite a neighbor to meet for a cup of coffee. As feelings of connection increase, depression often decreases.
5. Read. Simply pick up a book and read it. I say book, instead of reading on a computer or phone, for the sake of your eyes. Each day, I have a ritual of reading Bible devotionals and a few chapters in a novel. Library cards are a good thing. It is positive and good for the spirit.
6. Practice gratitude. Making daily lists of what you’re grateful for has been found to help lift mood. Even if you’re not able to write everything down, simply thinking about it or expressing gratitude to others can help boost happiness.
Since January 1st, we have learned of the deaths, heart attacks, medical injuries and severe changes in body functions of 23 friends and family members of various ages. Most of them were previously diagnosed with COVID at least once. Several have experienced it up to three times, they claimed.
The one thing all had in common is each received the experimental ‘vaccine’ jabs. In four cases, we know for certain they received a booster shot.
There is nothing scientific about these concurrences that we know of, but for certain, more people around the world are experiencing similar concerns.
Dr. David Martin, an internationally renown professor and innovator, has been explaining that mRNA technology found in these experimental COVID jabs, is NOT a vaccine. It is dangerous gene therapy.
“COVID 19 is not a disease,” Dr. Martin explains. “It is a series of clinical symptoms. It is a giant umbrella of things associated with what used to be associated with influenza and with other febrile diseases.”
“The problem that we have is that in February (2021), the World Health Organization was clear in stating that there should not be a conflation between the two of these things,” he added. “One is a virus, in their definition and one is a set of clinical symptoms.”
“The illusion in February was that SARS-CoV-2 caused COVID-19. The problem with that definition and with the expectation is that the majority of people who test positive using the RT-PCR method for testing, for fragments of what is associated with SARS-CoV-2 are not ill at all,” Martin explained. “The illusion that the virus causes a disease fell apart. That’s the reason why they invented the term ‘asymptomatic carrier’.”
Some of our friends and family choose to get a PCR test regularly (by choice or as required to keep their jobs if they are not ‘vaccinated’). Some have received a positive result without being symptomatic or having any illness.
Dr. Martin says many have fallen for the false narrative that SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19.
“That’s never been the case, never has been the case and never will be the case,” he explains. “There is a causal statement that is made in the media where, for example, Johns Hopkins or the COVID tracker platform or any of these things has intentionally misled the people.”
Positive vs. Negative
“There are not 5,000 new cases in Virginia. There potentially may be several thousand positive PCR tests but most of the people who have a positive test will never have a single symptom. Most of the people who have symptoms do not have positive tests.”
We often hear stories that someone was feeling sick, but had a negative on the PCR test, while others who were really feeling good, tested positive.
“It will always be the case,” Dr. Martin said. “The causal link that the media, the CDC made and the COVID tracker, which is the collaboration between the Bloomberg Foundation, the Gates Foundation, Zuckerberg Foundation and others, the official numbers that we get traipsed across the screens every morning of our computers and our televisions, those numbers are willfully lying. They have been willfully lying since the inception of this.”
“There is not a causal link between these things that has ever been established,” he noted. “It has never even been close to established. We have a situation where the illusion of the problem is that people say, ‘I don’t want to get COVID-19.’ What they mean is they don’t want to get infected with a virus. The problem is those two things are not related to each other.”
Not A Vaccine
“A viral infection hasn’t been documented in the majority of what is called cases,” he continued. “There is no basis for that conflation other than the manipulation of the public. That’s the first half of the problem. The second half of the problem is that what is being touted as a vaccination, which as you well know when somebody says the word vaccination, the public understanding is that you are being treated with an attenuated or live virus or a fragment of an attenuated virus and that the treatment is meant to keep you from getting an infection and it is meant to keep you from transmitting the infection that vaccine in the common definition of a vaccine is meant to do.”
“The problem is that in the case of Moderna and Pfizer, this is not a vaccine,” Dr. Martin attests. “This is gene therapy. It’s a chemotherapy agent that is gene therapy. It is not a vaccine. What is this doing? It’s sending a strand of synthetic RNA into the human being and is invoking within the human being, the creation of the S1 spike protein, which is a pathogen. It’s a toxin inside of human beings. This is not only not keeping you from getting sick, it’s making your body produce the thing that makes you sick…a vaccine is supposed to trigger immunity. It’s not supposed to trigger you to make a toxin.”
“It’s not somewhat different,” he explained. “It’s not the same at all. This is a public manipulation of misrepresentation of clinical treatment. It’s not a vaccination. It’s not a prohibiting infection. It’s not a prohibiting transmission device. It’s a means by which your body is conscripted to make the toxin that then allegedly your body somehow gets used to dealing with, but unlike a vaccine, which is to trigger the immune response, this is to trigger the creation of the toxin.”
The bone chilling legend of the Donkey Lady offers that a half-woman-half-donkey-like creature continues to haunt the concentrated woods amid the Medina and San Antonio Rivers just south of the Alamo City.
Faithfully, an October and Halloween tradition of searching for the terrifying Donkey Lady, or by now, perhaps her ghost, has been a teenage ritual going as far back as the late 1940s.
Some years back, Harlandale High School classmates and residents of the 1940s and 1950s sat at their local favorite lunch hangout on the south side, Bud Jones Restaurant at Military Drive and Commercial discussing their youth. The conversation turned to the Donkey Lady.
“To this day I swear it wasn’t just a made up deal,” claimed Archie Mabry, a retired electrician, who recalled “going out there as far back as about 1952 or 53. We decided we were going to ride our bicycles out there and actually camp because we wanted to find her.”
“The story we were told by, our older brothers, sisters and classmates, was that there was a man and woman, who lived with their small children near Elm Creek about where Jett Road and Applewhite Road was,” Mabry said. “It was right after World War II and he had come back home messed up in the head after being in the battles in Europe.”
“Well, the man was abusive and drinking all the time. One night she became scared when he came home drunk so she pulled a kitchen knife on him to protect herself and the kids. It ticked him off so he went and set the damn house on fire.”
“I guess fate, or what you call karma, took care of him because the husband and the two children died in the fire,” his friend and my father, Walter “Corky” Dennis, a retired San Antonio police detective added. “Supposedly, they found her barely alive and just severely burned all over. Someone finally took her to what was either called Brooke General Hospital, or Brooke Army Medical Center(BAMC) back then, on base at Ft. Sam (Houston). Now it’s a major trauma center.”
“She was so scarred up and disfigured that she looked somewhat like a horse or donkey,” Dennis emphasized. “But I don’t think we started calling her ‘Donkey Lady’ until after the drowning at the bridge.”
The old classmates nodded their heads agreeing to this version of the story.
“That’s right,” affirmed Mabry. “When she healed, her face kind of drooped, baggy-like and her fingers fused together like hooves.”
Others around the table explained that when the woman was released from the hospital and went back with no home, she “really had no choice but to settle camp style, wild-like, and isolated.”
“We grew up wondering if she would ever make her way into town where we lived,” Dennis smiled. “On summer nights, around campfires, we talked about how she needed to come look for food. We just knew she was out there in the dark waiting for the last one of us to go to sleep, or if one of us needed to walk away for a minute to go to the restroom.”
Stories spread over the generations of students throughout Harlandale, Burbank, McCollum, South San and Southside High Schools. Mutilated by the fire, and absolutely insane from the death of her children, her appearance, the beatings from her husband, and then the isolation in the woods, people reported she would wear a bonnet, scarf or hood during the day to hide her eerie form.
Shop keepers nearby said if she came into their stores, it would be with her beloved donkey. She’d remain unnervingly silent placing purchases on the counter, pay, and simply walk out.
However, at night, the sightings were treacherously different—even sinister in the descriptions. Those who dared to venture over the Applewhite Road Bridge crossing Elm Creek in the dark were terrorized by the sound of animals, especially the unnatural wailing of a donkey.
The old friends around the table turned serious as they told about the bicycle trip Mabry, and three other young Harlandale Indians freshmen took to find the Donkey Lady.
“We thought we were on a safari or witch hunt,” one gentleman began. “We loaded our bikes up with everything we thought we needed to camp out and find the Donkey Lady: lanterns, bedding, slingshots, food, a hatchet, matches, cowboy canteens, just everything you could imagine.”
“We were something out of the ‘Little Rascals,’ now that I think about it,” laughed Mabry. “But we peddled ourselves way out there.”
“I bet we hadn’t settled down more than 30 minutes before we started talking about how she would come out like a wild lion and pounce on one of us, chewing and ripping one of us apart–and then we heard the sounds.”
“It was a donkey,” Mabry swore. “It was a wailing, crying, howling donkey. We could hear it back there in the trees and it was coming closer; right at us.”
The boys all started yelling and ran to their bikes, leaving their gear behind.
“It was sheer terror,” Mabry looked serious. Rubbing his hands together, he continued. “That’s the fastest I ever peddled in my life, both before and since.”
“One of the boys, Jimmy, the one in back of all of us, started screaming and I could hear his bicycle crashing on the ground. I figured that Donkey Lady was gnawing on him like a buzzard or lion would with their prey. Hell no, I didn’t look back to check on him. It was each one for themselves at this point.”
“Remember now, it was pure dark,” he emphasized. “We couldn’t see but maybe eight or ten feet in front of us. We had no idea if he was dead or not. All of our senses was devoted to survival. It was probably a good 30 minutes before we slowed down and stopped.”
“Jimmy wasn’t with us and we weren’t about to call out for him. Our hearts were pounding so loud and we were breathing so hard, we could barely whisper. We figured we were pretty much out of the ‘Donkey Lady Zone’ and decided to lay back–more like collapse–and catch our breath for a quick spell.”
“It wasn’t even five minutes and here comes something, we could hear it, behind us. We jumped up to grab our bikes and Harold said, ‘Look it James (Jimmy)!’”
“Now here comes Jimmy huffin’ and puffin’ towards us. He was mad as hell we left him behind and it wasn’t until he was right on us, that I noticed he didn’t have his pants on.”
“‘Where’s your pants Jimmy?,” one of us asked. ‘Did she get your pants?’”
“Then we saw he was buck naked from the waist down!”
“Hell no, you sons of a bitches,” he yelled. “You just deserted me and I swear I could hear her–she was snortin’ and her hoofs were coming for me. I sh_t my pants right then and there. Pulled them off–underwear and pants. Didn’t even wipe my arse and you guys just left me. You dirty bastards.”
“Speaking of dirty bastards you smell like crap Jimmy,” Mabry noticed.
“What the hell do you expect me to smell like,” Jimmy retorted. “My bicycle seat will never be the same. I tried to keep my ass up peddling because I kept sliding.”
“We didn’t really know what to do for Jimmy, but we had all night, so someone volunteered their socks over so he could try to wipe himself and his bike, but it still stunk all the way to Six Mile Creek. It was there we made him go down stream from us to wash himself better while we soaked and quenched our thirst.”
“I can’t remember, but I guess it was at least four or five days later, maybe a week, ’til we went back–in the daytime–to get our stuff we left back there.”
“It’s strange how different things look in the day than it did in the middle of the night knowing that Donkey Lady is sneaking around. It was still creepy.”
“Our food was all gone, but our blankets, my hatchet, lanterns and other stuff was still there. We think we saw hoof marks there too, but we didn’t stay around to analyze it,” Mabry grinned. “We quickly grabbed our things and rode back. But poor Jimmy. His mama made him bring those pants back home so HE could wash them proper. The underwear stayed. They were a lost cause.”
The question is: how many intend to actually back up their statements with fighting actions and which are just pandering to their constituents?
🔹Henry McMaster, South Carolina: “The American Dream has turned into a nightmare under President Biden and the radical Democrats. They have declared war against capitalism, thumbed their noses at the Constitution, and empowered our enemies abroad. Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.”
🔹Ron DeSantis, Florida: “These mandates, this is not about science. Because if it was about science, you would recognize the infection conferred immunity.”
“Every single credible study always shows that it [natural immunity] provides good protection. So I don’t support mandates at all, but if you’re doing mandate based off this, if you were really following science, you would acknowledge this natural immunity. And instead they ignore it. … It’s really about using government power, control to mandate, much more than it is about the underlying medical issues that are involved.”
“How could we get to the point in this country where you would want to have someone lose their job because of their choice about the vaccine or not?”
🔹Greg Abbott, Texas: “The federal government needs to stop trying to run private businesses. Texans and Americans alike have learned and mastered the safe practices to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID, and do not need the government to tell them how to do so.”
“The more and more this has become coercive … the more people it alienates. I do not believe that people should lose their jobs over this issue, and we will fight that.”
🔹Kristi Noem, South Dakota: “My legal team is standing by ready to file our lawsuit the minute @joebiden files his unconstitutional rule. This gross example of federal intrusion will not stand.”
🔹Mike Dunleavy, Alaska: “This is ridiculous and unenforceable. If there was ever a case for the 25th Amendment…”
🔹Kay Ivey, Alabama: “I am absolutely against a government mandate on the vaccine, which is why I signed the vaccine passport ban into law here in Alabama. This is not the role of the government.”
🔹Doug Ducey, Arizona: “This is exactly the kind of big government overreach we have tried so hard to prevent in Arizona — now the Biden-Harris administration is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way. This will never stand up in court.”
“This dictatorial approach is wrong, un-American and will do far more harm than good. How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined? The vaccine is and should be a choice. We must and will push back.”
🔹Tate Reeves, Mississippi: “The President has no authority to require that Americans inject themselves because of their employment at a private business. The vaccine itself is life-saving, but this unconstitutional move is terrifying. This is still America, and we still believe in freedom from tyrants.”
🔹Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas: “I fully support continued efforts to increase vaccination rates across our nation, but the federal government mandates on private businesses are not the right answer. I have been consistent in the freedom of businesses to require their employees to be vaccinated, and I have opposed the government from saying businesses cannot exercise that freedom. The same principle should protect private sector from government overreach that requires them to vaccinate all employees.”
🔹Brian Kemp, Georgia: “I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration.”
Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) – In order to obtain potential legal assistance, email ICAN at email@example.com and provide a copy of the written notice from your school or employer stating that the COVID-19 vaccine is required. You can also see this letter ICAN is sending to all universities mandating vaccines.
America’s Frontline Doctors, Legal Eagle Dream Team (love that name) – has put together fantastic letters you can share with your employer or school to put the fear of God in them by showing them how untenable a vaccine mandate is and the scary volume of liability they would have if they tried to.
Children’s Health Defense – has put together this simple one-page letter explaining the law to any employer or school that attempts to mandate the COVID vaccine.
Health Freedom Defense Fund – They aid families and individuals whose health rights have been infringed and they support legal challenges to unjust laws that undermine our health and freedoms. You can contact them and see a list of resources here. Their legal team can also send Cease-and-Desist letters on your behalf if needed.
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Every week we’ve been adding new listings and making a few deletions per request of attorneys offices.
The list is derived from an array of sources including lawyers association’s, attorney’s clients, charitable organizations, special interest organizations. individual attorneys, press releases, media reports and our readers.
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The Informed Consent Action Network at 2025 Guadalupe Street, Suite 260 Austin, Texas 78705 is an advocacy group providing helpful information on this
Wade Matthew Merdes Merdes & Merdes, P.C. P. O. Box 71309
Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 452-5400
Charles Eddie Floyd Floyd & Floyd Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 759 Phenix City, AL 36868-0759 (334) 297-3378
Benjamin Max Bowden Albrittons, Clifton, Alverson, Moody & Bowden, P.C. P.O. Box 800 109 Opp Avenue
Andalusia, AL 36420 (334) 222-3177
Milton Clay Ragsdale Ragsdale LLC 517 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 290-6800
Booth Samuels Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, PC 2001 Park Place North Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL 35203 205-322-8880
Edward Ira Zwilling Schwartz, Zweben & Slingbaum, LLP 600 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 251 Suite 251
Birmingham, AL 35216 (205) 822-2701
Siri/Glimstad Law, 11201 North Tatum Boulevard, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85028 (602) 806-9975
Jay Ankur Bansal Law Offices of Jay A. Bansal 1400 East Southern Avenue Suite 620
Tempe, AZ 85210 (480) 820-9090
Andrew Donald Downing Hennelly & Steadman, P.C. 322 West Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1423 (602) 230-7000
Glynn Weldon Gilcrease Law Office of Glynn W. Gilcrease, Jr., PC 4500 South Lakeshore Drive Suite 368 Tempe, AZ 85283 (480) 897-0990
Stephen I. Leshner Stephen I. Leshner, P.C. 1440 East Missouri Avenue Suite 265
Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 266-9000
Siri/Glimstad Law, 700 S Flower Street, Suite 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 376-3739
Pacific Justice Institute – Orange County Legal Office
P.O. Box 11630 Santa Ana, CA 92711
Sol P. Ajalat Ajalat & Ajalat 5200 Lankershim Boulevard Suite 850
North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 506-1500
Christopher John Duenow Cumberland, Coates and Duenow LLP 550 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 541-4200
Neal Jordan Fialkow Neal Fialkow Esq 215 North Marengo Avenue 3rd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 584-6060
Marvin Firestone 1700 South El Camino Real Suite 204
San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) 212-4900
William I. Goldsmith Goldsmith & Hull, APC 16933 Parthenia Street No. 110
Northridge, CA 91343 (818) 990-6600
Daniel M. Graham Law Offices of Daniel M. Graham 23720 Arlington Aveneue Suite 8
Torrance, CA 90501-6124 (310) 539-1762
Paul Adrian Green Law Office of Paul Green 1055 East Colorado boulevard 5th Floor Pasadena, CA 91106 626-381-9893
Tracy Henderson, Law Offices of Tracy L. Henderson, Esq, 25280 Outlook Drive Carmel, CA, 93923, 831-917-1583
Jack Donn Hull Goldsmith & Hull 16933 Parthenia St
Northridge, CA 91343 (818) 990-6600
Steven I. Kastner 750 B Street Suite 2620 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-8822
Anthony A. Liberatore A. LIBERATORE, P.C. 100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 Santa Monica, CA 90401 424-285-8550
Martin James Martinez Martinez Law Office 1434 Third Street Suite 3B
Napa, CA 94559 (707) 251-9383
Jeffrey S. Pop Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates 9150 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 241 Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3429 (310) 273-5462
Siri-Glimstad Law, 110 16th Street, Suite 1400 Denver, CO 80202 (720) 419-0263
Bradley S. Freedberg Bradley S. Freedberg, P.C. 730 17th Street Suite 900 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 892-0900
Mark Saliman Saliman Law, LLC 3900 E. Mexico Ave. Suite 300 Denver, CO 80220 720-907-7652
Leah VaSahnja Durant Law Offices of Leah V. Durant 888 16th Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006 (202) 775-9200
Jill M. Follows Law Office of Jill Follows 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036 (202) 590-7492
Isaiah Richard Kalinowski Maglio, Christopher & Toale, PA (DC) 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW The Willard Building, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004 (941) 952-5242
Peter Harwood Meyers National Law Center 2000 G Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20052 202 994-7463
Danielle Anne Strait Maglio, Christopher & Toale, PA (DC) 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW The Willard Building, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004 (941) 952-5242
Jonathan Gasso Gasso Law P.A. Florida 1 (305) 927-5551
Siri/Glimstad Law, 20200 West Dixie Highway, Suite 902 Aventura, FL 33180 (786) 244-5660
Franklin John Caldwell Maglio, Christopher & Toale 1605 Main Street Suite 710
Sarasota, FL 34236 (888) 952-5242
James Stanley Chapman Holtzman Equels 660 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 222-2900
Jeff Childers, 2135 NorthWest 40th Terrace, Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32605- 5802. 352-335-0400
Erin Adele Juzapavicus Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam, P.A. 14 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 357-3660
Daniel James Leeper Leeper & Leeper 2532 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 328-8788
Altom Michael Maglio Maglio Christopher and Toale 1605 Main Street Suite 710
Sarasota, FL 34236 (888) 952-5242
Jennifer Anne Gore Maglio Maglio Christopher and Toale, PA (FL) 1605 Main Street Suite 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 (888) 952-5242
William Richard McBride McBride Scicchitano & Leacox, PA 800 N. Magnolia Avenue Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 (800) 336-6000
Jennifer Anne Gore Maglio Maglio Christopher and Toale, PA (FL) 1605 Main Street Suite 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 (888) 952-5242
William Richard McBride McBride Scicchitano & Leacox, PA 800 N. Magnolia Avenue Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32803 (800) 336-6000
Kyle Monroe Moore Law Office of Kyle Moore 5901 17th Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33710 678-316-7318
Lawrence Gray Sanders Barbas, Weed, et al. 1802 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 254-6575
Diana Stadelnikas Sedar Maglio Christopher and Toale, PA (FL) 1605 Main Street Suite 710
Sarasota, FL 34236 (888) 952-5242
Marc Jordan Semago FL Legal Group 501 Kennedy Boulevard Suite 810
Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 221-9500
Anne Carrion Toale Maglio Christopher and Toale 1605 Main Street Suite 710
Sarasota, FL 34236 (888) 952-5242
Joshua Aaron Whisler The Whisler Law Firm 7777 Glades Road Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33434 (561) 708-0513
Donald Philip Edwards Law Office of Donald P. Edwards 170 Mitchell Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3424 (404) 526-8866
Terry D. Jackson Terry D. Jackson, P.C. 600 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 659-2400
LaShonda Council Rogers Council & Associates, LLC 170 Mitchell Street
Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 526-8857
Dennis W Potts Dennis W. Potts, Esq. 841 Bishop Street Suite 1628
Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 537-4575
Shawn A. Luis 808-518-2900
Zachary James Hermsen Whitfield & Eddy Law 699 Walnut Street Suite 2000 Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 558-0171
Richard H. Moeller Moore, Heffernan, et al. 501 Pierce Street Suite 300 P.O. Box 3207 Sioux City, IA 51102-3207 (712) 252-0020
Nicole Kathryn Nobbe Moore, Heffernan, et al., LLP 501 Pierce Street Suite 300 P.O. Box 3207 Sioux City, IA 51102-3207 (712) 252-0020
Curtis R Webb
752 Addison Avenue P. O. Box 1768
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1768 (208) 734-1616
Sherry Kay Drew McDowell & Drew, Ltd. 1000 Indian Road
Glenview, IL 60025 (847) 729-4320
Tom Dvorak, Dvorak Law Offices, LLC. A Civil Rights Law Firm, Chicago and Willowbrook, 630-568-319
Grady E. Holley Holley & Rosen 440 South Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 544-3368
Steven K Jambois Kralovec, Jambois and Schwartz 60 West Randolph 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 782-2525
Edward M. Kraus Law Offices of Chicago Kent 565 West Adams Street Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 906-5072
Daniel Henry Pfeifer Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak 53600 North Ironwood Drive
South Bend, IN 46635 (574) 272-2870
Christopher Jon Kellogg Kennedy, Berkley, et al. 119 West Iron Avenue 7th Floor
Salina, KS 67402-2567 (785) 825-4674
Lawrence Gene Michel Kennedy, Berkley, et al. 119 West Iron Avenue 7th Floor
Salina, KS 67402-2567 (785) 825-4674
William Patrick Ronan The Ronan Law Firm 10740 Nall Avenue, Suite 160 Highlands Corporate Campus, Building 1
Overland Park, KS 66205 (913) 652-9937
Barbara Dahlenburg Bonar B. Dahlenburg Bonar P.S.C. 3611 Decoursey Avenue
Covington, KY 41015 (859) 431-3333
Anthony P. Ellis Ellis Law Group, PLLC 517 W. Ormsby Avenue Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 255-1076
William A. Miller Hummel & Coan 239 South 5th Street Kentucky Home Life Bldg, 17th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202-3269 502 585-3084
Frank Mell Ferrell Frank M Ferrell APLC 202 Ashley Drive Shreveport, LA 71105-3602 318-222-2984
Stephen B. Murray Murray Law Firm 650 Poydras Street Suite 1100, Poydras Center
New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-8100
Nicole Ieyoub Murray Murray Law Firm 650 Poydras Street Suite 1100, Poydras Center
New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-8100
David Joseph Schexnaydre Schexnaydre Law Firm 2895 Highway 190 Suite 212 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 292-2020
Kristi Suzanne Schubert Lamothe Law Firm, LLC 400 Poydras Street Suite 1760 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 704-1414
Brittany Rose Wolf-Freedman Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC 1100 Poydras Street Suite 2800 New Orleans, LA 70163 504-522-2304
Howard Scott Gold Gold Law Firm, LLC 83 Walnut Street Suite 150
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 (781) 239-1000
Ronald Craig Homer Conway, Homer & Chin-Caplan, P.C. 16 Shawmut Street
Boston, MA 02116 (617) 695-1990
Myles Dell Jacobson Myles D. Jacobson, Esq 16 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 584-8181
Christine A. Tennyson Tennyson Law Offices 425 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301 (508) 559-8678
Benjamin Scott Barnes Hall and Butler 17000 Science Drive Suite 202
Bowie, MD 20715 (240) 544-5000
Jennifer Leigh Allen Allen Law LLC 4512 Alpine Rose Bend Ellicott City, MD 21042 443-223-7871
Patrick Joseph Hughes Patriots Law Group of Lyons & Hughes 5819 Allentown Road Suitland, MD 20746 (301) 952-9000
Kimm Hudley Massey Massey Law Group 16701 Melford Boulevard Suite 400 Bowie, MD 20715 301-982-4529
Patrick Dugan McKevitt Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (MD) 7 St. Paul Street Suite 1500 Baltimore, MD 21202-1626 410-347-9447
Verne E. Paradie Paradiem Sherman & Worden 11 Lisbon Street, Suite 202
Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 344-9362
Siri-Glimstad Law, 220 West Congress Street, 2nd Floor Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 251-9161
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Brian Joseph Bourbeau DeNardis, McCandless & Miller, P.C. 70 Macomb Place Suite 200
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 (586) 469-9191
Scott William Rooney Nemes, Rooney P.C. 26050 Orchard Lake Road Suite 300
Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (248) 442-3300
Sheila Ann Bjorklund Lommen Abdo Law Firm 80 South Eighth Street Suite 2000
Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 336-9312
Kate Gerayne Westad Lommen Abdo Law Firm 80 South Eighth Street Suite 2000
Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-8131
William J. Fleischaker Fleischaker & Williams P.O. BOX 996
Joplin, MO 64802 (417) 623-2865
Fred Alexander O’Neill Perkins & O’Neill, LLC 304 East Walnut Thayer, MO 65791 (417) 264-7118
Jenifer Marie Placzek Placzek Winget & Placzek 2750 E Sunshine St Springfield, MO 65804 417-883-4000
Richard Douglas Vandever Law Offices of Richard Vandever 3100 Broadway Suite 1209
Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 444-4994
M. A. Bass M.A. Bass, Jr. , Attorney at Law P. O. Box 712 113 Downing Street
Hazlehurst, MS 39083 (601) 894-5336
Katrina Sandifer Brown Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC Post Office Box 22969 Jackson, MS 39225 601-487-8448
Barrett J. Clisby Barrett J. Clisby, PLLC 129 Courthouse Square P.O. Box 240
Gary C. Hobbs Muller, Mannix & Hobbs, PLLC. P.O. Box 143 257 Bay Road
Glens Falls, NY 12801 (518) 793-2535
Corey B. Kaye Kaye & Lechner 220 Mineola Boulevard Suite 10
Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 747-5900
Robert Joel Krakow Law Office of Robert J. Krakow, P.C. 233 Broadway Suite 2320
New York, NY 10279-2320 (212) 227-0600
Nora Constance Marino
175 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY 11023 (516) 829-8399
John F. McHugh Law Office of John McHugh 233 Broadway Suite 2320
New York, NY 10279 (212) 483-0875
Martin Jeffrey Rubenstein Martin Rubenstein 260 Christopher Lane Suite 102
Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 494-8800
Helen C. Sturm Law Office of John F. McHugh 6 Winter Street Suite 401
New York, NY 10004 (212) 483-0875
Braden Andrew Blumenstiel Blumenstiel, Evans & Falvo, LLC 261 West Johnstown Road
Columbus, OH 43230 (614) 475-9511
Nicholas Edward Bunch White, Getgey & Meyer 1700 Central Trust Tower 1 West 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3621 (513) 241-3685
Kevin A. Mack Knutson & Mack, LLC 224 South Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883 (419) 455-9508
Firooz Taghi Namei McKinney & Namei Company, L.P.A. 15 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 721-0200
Simina Vourlis Law Offices of Simina Vourlis 1689 West Third Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212 (614) 487-5900
Pacific Justice Institute – Oregon Legal Office, P.O. Box 5229, Salem, OR 97304, Phone: (503) 917-4409
Stephan E. Andersson Larrimore and Farnish, L.L.P. 1800 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Suite 404
Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 209-8500
Paul R. Brazil Muller Brazil, LLP 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 1C-44
Philadelphia, PA 19130 570-594-8285
David John Carney Anapol, Schwartz, et al. 1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 735-3770
Lawrence R. Cohan Anapol, Schwartz, et al. 1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 790-4567
Jeffrey A. Golvash Brennan, Robins & Daley, P.C. 445 Fort Pitt Boulevard Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 281-0776
Maximillian J. Muller Muller Brazil, LLP 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 1C-44
Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215) 259-8662
Christopher E. Hultquist Law Office of Christopher E. Hultquist, Esq. 56 Pine Street Suite 200 Providence, RI 02903 (401) 524-0018
Mary Lee Briggs The Law Office of Mary Lee Briggs Post Office Box 885 Mount Pleasant, SC 29465 (843) 277-9785
James Mixon Griffin Lewis Babcock & Griffin L.L.P Post Office Box 11208
Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 771-8000
Robert David Proffitt Proffitt & Cox, LLP 140 Wildewood Park Drive Suite A Columbia, SC 29223 803-834-7097. Note: is not fighting the mandates. Although one of the attorneys will take cases for vaccine injury.
William E. Cochran Black, McLaren, et al. 530 Oak Court Drive Suite 360
Memphis, TN 38117 (901) 762-0535
Russell Warren Lewis Johnson Law Group (TN) 50 North Front Street Suite 920
Memphis, TN 38103 615-200-1122
Michael G. McLaren Black & McLaren 530 Oak Court Drive Suite 360
Memphis, TN 38117 (901) 762-0535
Christopher J. Webb Black, McLaren, et al. 430 Oak Court Drive Suite 360
Being awake, speaking the truth, and doing the right thing takes courage. It is not the easy path through life. It may be the hardest path.
You could be persecuted, insulted, deplatformed, disowned, fired, and hated by the wicked and those still sleeping and brainwashed. The evil spiritual forces of this world could come against you.
This is all worth keeping your soul intact – no matter how hard it gets. Thanks to all of you who take a stand for and defend the good, the beautiful, and the true. Perhaps you were chosen out of a fallen world and God woke you up for a reason.
“If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.” – Jesus Christ
I first heard about the renown Dr. Weston A. Price from my son Jack.
Jack was suffering a perfect storm of health problems originally stemming from two brain concussions during one football game. It kept him out of school for a year. He was able to test out, but went through more health issues: a partially collapsed lung and a diagnosis of Lyme Disease from a tick bite during a church missionary trip.
In college, he became frustrated with little response to conventional medical treatments and began studying alternative treatments. Along this path he was seen and counseled by many physicians. Fortunately, some practiced with unconventional and holistic approaches. Jack finally found great relief and is doing quite well, living a healthy and productive life.
Today, he says “if a doctor is unfamilar with Dr. Price and his research, I find another physician. He is well known as the Issac Newton of Nutrition.”
Dr. Price’s landmark book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, was a result of his research and traveling the world in the 1920s and 1930s to study traditional diets.
“Dr. Price had an opportunity that does not exist today,” Jack explained. “The world had not been inundated with so much cross influence into these various unique cultures. Eskimos in Alaska, tribes in Africa and indigenous people in South America survived with good health from local sources. There was no global trading.”
Dr. Price discovered that in every traditional culture, no matter the region, people carefully collected and prepared sacred foods to ensure strong minds, bodies, and spirits.
‘High-vitamin butter oil’ was the term that Price used to describe the vitamin-rich butter oil made possible when cows graze on rapidly growing green grass.
Here is where a bit of serindipty appears. I recently came across the name, “Dr. Weston A. Price” again. It was from information about Green Pasture Products.Theyare a family business based in O’Neill, Nebraska, started by Dave and Barbara Wetzel.
“Our business was born after we decided to leave Dave’s high-powered career in the steel industry to raise our family closer to the land,” explained Barbara. “After finding a suitable farm and conferring with a forward-thinking agricultural extension agent, we began the demanding work of running a grass-based dairy farm.”
“Observing our labors, a local farmer commented that ‘he had never seen anyone work so hard’!Shortly thereafter, Dave chanced to hear Sally Fallon Morell speak about Dr. Weston A. Price.”
Fascinated with Dr. Price’s carefully documented observations about butter oil’s numerous health benefits, Green Pasture unhesitatingly decided in 2003 to dedicate their excellent pasture and entrepreneurial spirit to creating the product now known as Concentrated Butter Oil.
With these special foods, people sought to ensure robust health in both present and future generations. Green Pasture Products is proud to offer sacred foods prepared with the same great care and concern.
One of Dr. Price’s central discoveries was that high-vitamin butter oil taken in combination with cod liver oil fosters a powerful nutritional synergy.
“When Dr. Price’s patients consumed both oils together, they experienced often dramatically improvements in dental and physical health. For this reason, Green Pasture expanded their product line in 2007 to include fermented cod and skate liver oils.”
Today, Green Pasture Products features several nutrient-dense products, including the fermented cod and skate liver oils, concentrated butter oil, and more.
CleverJourneys is proud to welcome Green Pasture Products as our primary sponsor and urge our readers to try them. Dodie and I do.
After more than 1200 cases of young people experiencing serious heart conditions after getting experimental China Virus vaccinations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally announced they would add warnings.
Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more cases of heart inflammation—either myocarditis or pericarditis—were found in young adults and children after they received the vaccines, which use mRNA technology.
The new FDA warnings indicate risks of developing heart inflammation to information about the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.
Revisions are being added to their patient and provider fact sheets about the “increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination” using the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shots.
Health officials have said that the risks of developing heart inflammation are outweighed by the vaccine’s benefits.
The warning issued by the FDA says that there may be increased risks “particularly following the second dose and with [the] onset of symptoms within a few days after vaccination.”
“Additionally, the Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers for these vaccines note that vaccine recipients should seek medical attention right away if they have chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart after vaccination,” the agency noted. “The FDA and CDC are monitoring the reports, collecting more information, and will follow-up to assess longer-term outcomes over several months.”
The Pfizer or Moderna vaccines use mRNA technology and require two doses, whereas the vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson uses an adenovirus and requires a single dose.
There are well over one third of a million (now 358,379) reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 5,993 deaths and 29,871 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 11, 2021.
Of the 5,993 deaths reported:
23% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination
16% occurred within 24 hours
38% occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated.
Information is released each Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the number of injuries and deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
The data now confirms that following COVID vaccines, there are growing numbers of reports for blood clots and other related blood disorders associated with all three vaccines approved for Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S.
The picture above is of Noa Pothoven, a 17-year-old from The Netherlands.
She was sexually assaulted and raped at multiple points as a girl and young teen. The aftermath of these attacks left her suffering severe depression, PTSD and anorexia.
She wrote a popular book on her struggles and became a best selling author.
But that didn’t change her mental health state.
She reported not being able to deal with the pain of life any more, every day being as bad or worse than the previous. Anorexia continuing to haunt her.
At 16, she began seeking out an end-of-life clinic to be euthanized (Euthanasia, though heavily restricted, is now legalized in The Netherlands).
In a December 2018 interview with De Gelderlander newspaper, Noa admitted that she had approached the Levenseinde or “end-of-life” clinic in The Hague the previous year. She asked if she could be considered for euthanasia or assisted suicide, but was told she could not.
Over a year later, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, the media reported that she had died, having been legally euthanized at the age of 17.
There are two people that make me ashamed for humanity.
One – those who are willing to act on evil fantasies and impulses, with no regard for the people they are destroying.
And two – the reporters who posted this story about Noa’s cause of death.
Noa was never euthanized.
She died of complications from starvation. But some reporter thought it would make for a better story to push the teenage euthanasia storyline, and a host of other reporters parroted that article without ever taking a moment to vet those facts.
The Levenseinde clinic could not comment for privacy reasons. But in order to “put an end to incorrect reporting (in foreign media in particular)”, it released a statement from Noa’s friends: “Noa Pothoven did not die of euthanasia. To stop her suffering, she stopped eating and drinking.”
What she called her “sorrowful last post” on Instagram, (now deleted) Noa said she had “stopped eating and drinking for a while now, and after many discussions and evaluations, it has been decided to let me go, because my suffering is unbearable”. She said she expected to die within 10 days.
All false. Welcome to today’s pathetic state of journalism. Anything for another viewer, reader or click.
It is obvious journalism is bleeding profusely with a horrid sickness of dishonesty, propaganda and greed. I don’t read their newspapers, magazines, or “news” programs. My life has been far better by doing so. It’s actually incredible what happens to an individual who refuses to be indoctrinated and controlled.