Last Thanksgiving in Oakdale Federal Prison (hopefully)
Even from the depths of my dismal circumstances, I have so much to be thankful for. My friends and family are always first to come to mind.
I am Blessed to have family members who have stuck by me and worked for my freedom, and friends like you who have done so much for me in every way possible for so long.
I wish I could repay the many “gifts” you gave me
Now, as my time draws near, my release date approaches, I wish I could somehow repay you for what you have meant to me. Even if I wasn’t broke, I would be hard pressed to find the time, energy, money to give back to you what you have done for me.
I know the “gifts” you gave were not just for me, but for the sake of justice and our democracy and were not attached to strings or expectations of getting a return on your investment. Still, I am overwhelmed by the support I have received.
[There are 76 days from Thanksgiving to the earliest possible release date of 02.08.17.]
President Obama’s last day in office is our last hope
We are just a few steps from the prison cell door, February 8th, but there is another deadline looming. D.J.T’s Inauguration day in DC.
President Obama’s last day is our last hope. He is only person who can, with his signature, right the wrong that I, and so many of us, have been seeking.
So maybe, if I ask you to send a special word or thought to President Obama, maybe, just maybe he’ll hear our collective cry, if so, that will be another Blessing for which we can all be thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving, and eat some pie for me please!
All my best to your kin and kindred spirits,