Nov. 1, 2013
by Raymond Alderman (author's profile)


Sept. 23rd 2013

Greetings & hello!

Sorry to all of you out there who have been reading my blogs. I know the postings have been far and few in between, but it has been a very hard, emotional time for me.

On June 26th, one of my biggest supporters, my Grandma Honey suffered a stroke. This lady, who I love so much, has demanded I call every week or at least every two weeks for the last 12 years.

Since her stroke, she had been medicated, with CNA's around the clock, and still in pain,

This part is hard for me to write, due to tears literally blurring and falling from my eyes. But on Sept. 9th at 10:45 a.m. she finally let go and passed onto a whole new journey. One where she no longer hurts and she is able to plant a garden.

She is 74 years young and in my world, she is walking in the summer land waiting for the absolute right time to come and have another journey on Earth.

Grandma, you are truly the greatest grandma or at least my FAVORITE one of all! I love you!!!!!!

<3 <3

Hey, life is going good though. I am currently in my third play here at T.R.C.I. Shakespeare's King Lear and I am Cordelia (a girl).

One of the coolest things this year is that the institution approved the use of wigs. I get to be one who wears a wig. Those things are hot, they hold in a lot of heat. But the play is going great and I am having fun.

I am now down to 4 yrs, 4 mnths, and 12 days left on my sentence. Almost minimum which is scary because I have now been locked up for 12 yrs and 3 1/2 months. So much has changed on the streets in 12 yrs.

Well, I wanted to write something quick to say what's up with me. Leola Marie Brandl, please write to me, OK. My address is:

Raymond M. Alderman #14244922
82911 Beach Access Rd.
Umatilla, OR 97882

I love you guys. You take care and contact me and send pictures.

And Grandma Honey, bright blessings to you. You're the best ever, I love you.

So that is why in the last couple of months, I really haven't written anything. And actually, it is because of my sister Lola Bear, who left a comment on my blog, that has gotten me to write. By the way, sorry for my writing, it's terrible today.

Lola, I was very upset and hurt when through everyone else, I had to hear about a forthcoming niece or nephew. Then about how I have a BRAND new baby ginger nephew named R.J.

I was hurt that you didn't reply to my congratulations letter. And yes, I can have pictures of R.J. Kelly sent me some already. He is very beautiful. I've never spoken to him, held him, but he already has a special place in my heart.

Sis, congratulations again. I hope life is going great, or as great as it can possibly go.

Hey, if you have internet access, please send me your email address. I am now able to send and receive emails. Plus, we are now able to do video chats. I just need your email address so that I can send you an email invite to get everything started. Please do this.


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Pat Posted 8 years, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 10 months ago   Favorite
Hi Ray!

I just found you online. I am so very sorry to hear that Grandma Honey has passed on. I hope you will reply to this email. I wouldn't blame you if you don't after all these years. I have gotten permission to visit you from my parole officer. I got married in 2012 to a wonderful lady. She would like to meet you also. Any chance of getting on your visiting list? Here is our mailing address & my email address:

Donald E. Patrick & Barbara E. Patrick
14719 NW Timmerman Road
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Hope to hear from you soon,

- Pat -

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