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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Good Morning...

First an update on our neighbor. He is in a coma. He is scheduled for surgery today to help relieve some of the pressure to his brain. All of his injuries were to the face and head. The doctors say that there is very little bone that is not shattered. Needless to say, he is still in very critical condition. The family has been told that they have arrested the girl. Apparently, about an hour before this happened, she had thrown a brick at someone and hit them in the head. We are still all in shock but are banding together and have all agreed that we need to take some steps to reclaim our neighborhood. I think the police will get tired of getting phone calls from us but hopefully some good will come of it. If not, we will be camped out at the mayor's office and will start attending the alderman's meetings.


I was brought up to believe that there is good and bad in everything. My grandmother used to say, "God's flowers come in all colors but then, so does garbage so don't judge until you get close enough to tell how it smells." It is not smelling too good around here lately.


I do have a little something for you today. A MiniSampler for the boys, or men in your life or even those denim loving girls! You get the kit and a quickpage. The kit includes the denim background, a worn out piece of burlap, 2 leather tags, rawhide embellishments, a safety pin and shadowed photo edge.
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I hope you enjoy. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday and please continue to pray for Danny.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the awesome scrap!

Fishinmom said...

What an adorable kit! How awful about your neighbor - I will never understand how some people's minds work! Sending prayers for his recovery.

Hugs
Kimberly

Susan said...

The most important first - my prayers have already sped Heavenward for your Danny. Our world has gone crazy!

Thanks are also important, but I felt life and death, just HAD to come first. This is a wonderful mini-kit and I thank you for it.

Blessings,
Susan

BelindasScrapz said...

Thank you for sharing Janni even when such horrible things have been happening around you.
Belinda

nicole said...

Thank you for the quick pages, I pray your neighbor will recover soon.

Sabrina said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing. HOpe your neighbor recovers completely. He will be in our prayers.

Phyllis said...

Your blog today brought tears to my eyes for your neighbor and I said a little prayer for him. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. I don't understand how people can be so callous.

I also wanted to thank you for the mini-kit. It is just beautiful.

Hugs,
Phyllis

Jody said...

I feel so bad about your neighbor. My prayers are with him and his family and all your good neighbors. It really scares me to think of what the world has become and what is in store for my 7 young grandchildren.

patchas said...

Oh my gosh, I miss a day and you go and have a birthday. Happy (belated) Birthday to you. Hope it was as special as you are! So sad to hear about your neighbor. How horrible. We will pray for both him and his family. What a sad situation. On a happier note, thanks again for another cute creation.

Kim said...

Wow, your last two posts are heartwrenching! I will be praying, so keep us posted!
Thanks for the kit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the last pt of Friendship Rose and this awesome Rough & Tumble kit. Just read your posts about your neighbor - will add my prayers too! There are a lot of wonderful people in today's world but there are a few ....(shaking my head).

JulieBee in Iowa said...

Jannidee! I didn't read your previous post until I saw this one today and went back to read it. I will pray for Danny to recover from such grave injuries and for strength and comfort for him and his family. I am horrified by the callousness of these people, too. I can't imagine feeling that uncaring of others, let alone acting that way! I hope that you and your other neighbors can change things in your neighborhood for the better. Keep safe!
Oh! Thank you for the very adorable quickpage and minikit. I love them!

Tasha said...

My thought and prayers are with your neighbor, his family and your neighborhood. Thank you so much for the lovely freebie.

Whit said...

This is AWESOME! Thank you so MUch!

Joy said...

Thank you for updating about your neighbor.. how sad.. it breaks my heart.

Thank you for the very cute kit.

Peggie said...

Thank you for this pretty freebie.
I pray for your neighbor's recovery.

Cindell said...

What a dilemma those tenants have now caused to the neighbourhood.
If anyone wants to move due to the stress of them living there it is going to be difficult to sell with the stigma attached to the street. Evicting the tenants would be my top priority and I would give the owner a hard time until he did something.
It's a sad state of affairs that in today's society the young people are brought up with a total disregard to logical consequences of their actions.
Today’s judicial system even protects the young people from their parents as a result they grow up with the attitude that they can get away with doing anything, anywhere, anytime without any ratifications.
The female in mention was probably drunk and drugged at the time, with a bad attitude to start with.
~Thanks for the freebie~

Pascaline said...

Thanks you so much...If you want I've got a little freebie for you on my blog!

Marta said...

I am so sorry about the trouble in your neighborhood! It is unfortunate that such undesirable had to move in! Hopefully something can be done - maybe someone should get in touch with the landlords, cuz you gotta figure those kinds of people are trashing the houses! I mean, if they have no respect for their neighbors, they probably have no respect for the house either. I pray your neighbor heals with no problems! Thanks for sharing your minikit amongs such troublesome goings-on!

Kay said...

Thanks for the freebie. I, too, feel taht this world is losing it's civility. What a shame.

Beth said...

This is an awesome Kit|QP! I'll definately get use out of this with having 3 sons, thanks Janni!Thanks so much for all you do.

BTW-Did you receive my email? :)

Nancy72 said...

This is such a great kit...is there nothing you can't do!!!!!

I am delighted to have it...thanks a million...;o)

olga9999 said...

Thanks for the update in your neighbour's state. Best wishes and best luck to him, he seems in need of lots of that. :(

I hope things will improve in your neighbourhood for the good of everyone.

Thanks a million for the freebie, as always it's great, and best wishes. So sorry to read what's happened there. :( Not sure what else to say.:(

stamps3223 said...

I love the kit and will pray for your neighbor. I know what it's like to live with lousy neighbors my family did so for 17 years. Even had an order of protection at one point. We finally gave up and moved out of state. We're very lucky now in a lovely town with great neighbors.

Pooh said...

My heart goes out to your young neighbor and his family. My prayers go out to you and the others on the street also. We have neighbors that we don't get along too well with, but we have never been afraid. I've always told my DH that at least they are quiet and don't have big parties.. Don't let up, don't let them win. I'd try to get everyone to call the police over and over again. Do they have people coming and going all day and night? If so, take license numbers and the time. (don't be seen) Give it to the police, could be selling drugs..
Just makes me so mad!!!

dianagrind said...

OMG Jan. This is all horrible. In an instant your life can be turned upside down. My prayers are with you all. This will be a long road for everyone.

dianagrind said...

This worst of all of this is your are probably dealing with substance abuse. It kills the person inside and all you have left to deal with is the drug/alcohol. So sorry.

dianagrind said...

This worst of all of this is your are probably dealing with substance abuse. It kills the person inside and all you have left to deal with is the drug/alcohol. So sorry.

Suzette said...

Thank you for this, it will be great with Father's Day coming up. My thoughts and prayers are with your neighbor.

AlabamaStoneThrower said...

Prayers are still going up for Danny!! And will also keep you and the other neighbors in my prayers for this issue to be taken care of before something else like this happens again.

TY for today's share...

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Oh Jan, how absolutely horrible! Brings back memories of my old high-school friend who tried to break up a fight outside his frat house and was hit in the head with a baseball bat for his efforts. He died soon afterwards. It's a sad, sad world we live in, with little respect for the sanctity of human life. I'll be praying for Danny and his family.

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear what happened to your neighbor..he is in my prayers and thanks for the cute kit.

Lisa said...

So very sorry to hear about your neighbor Danny. I just read your post to my husband and we were talking about how inconsiderate people are now a days. It makes one wonder what is going on in people's brains to do this to another human! I will pray for Danny and his family that he will have a full recovery. Please keep us informed.

Sharon said...

This is great for my gson. Thank you. :)

kim199173 said...

Would it be possible to get the family's permission to share his email? We could all send him a get well LO or a kind word. Or perhaps we could send a LO each to you if you wouldnt mind passing the LOs on to the family. I dont know. I just feel so badly for them that I want to let them know that there are still good people out there that are thinking about them and keeping them in our prayers.

mloge said...

praying for your neighbor

jackie said...

Jannidee, I am keeping your neighbor in my thoughts and prayers. What a tragic situation. These people have no values what-so-ever. No values for human life.... so sad.
Thank you for taking the time and energy to create under such horrible conditions.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, I am horrified about your neighbor. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers

Vicki (Chickivaney) said...

Thanks so much for the cute kit! Also, prayers go out to your neighbor & his family. Todays society has gotten so warped. I know there's still good in this world, but when things like that happen, it just makes you heartsick. Cudos for ya'll for wanting to take your neighborhood back. So often nothing ever happens because of peoples fears of what might happen.

Elaine said...

This is so horrible Jan. When I read your post I just got so upset. Poor Danny and he has 2 children? I will be praying for his complete recovery. Is it just so hard to believe that there are people like that out there. So so evil and to have them living in your own neighborhood is such a shame. I am so sorry.

Pillowgirl said...

I love this awesome page... even for my daughter :) She is a rough and tumble kinda girl. Thank you!!!

Tamalita said...

well i did download the freebie, thank you. thanks for the update on your neighbor and on the arrest. I will keep the neighbor in my thoughts.

Robyn said...

Keeping Danny and his family in my prayers. please keep us posted.

Thanks for the cute mini kit. :)

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing this kit, in the midst of the tragedy that has struck your neighborhood. I sure hope Danny pulls through. Praying for him, his family and your neighborhood.

cathy said...

So nice to have something for the boys and men. Thanks so much!

Anna-Marie said...

Jan: Have not said thank you in a while, shame on me!! So I wanted to say a great big THANK YOU for all the lovely goodies you so graciously give away!!!!

I will pray for your neighbor, Danny. I hope he is doing OK and that they were able to relieve the pressure on his brain in time. I also hope they have caught all the idiots who did this to him. You are so right; what is happening to his world? I can't believe the cops didn't force the parties to break up when they first got there. And for the parties to keep going while all that was going on, well it's criminal! If the owners cared about more than just the money and did good background checks, and kicked bad tenants out when they did bad stuff, there wouldn't be these kind of problems.

I pray that your neighbor Danny is alright and will pull through. I pray that they find, if they haven't already, all the people responsible and throw the book at them. I also pray for your sake that these people clean up their acts. That the owners get wise and kick them out if they do.

Good for you all to get involved. You need to contact the owners of the houses too. Tell them you are not going to stand for it. Every time you call the police, call the owner (they have reverse phone directories).

If you don't know who the owners are you can get the information from the Assessor's office, it may be called something different in your state, but it is a matter of public record you just need to find the right department.

Well I accidentally sent this comment to "me" and I could only send 300 words at a time, it took 8 posts to get it all in. Then I went to close my email and found all the posts. I copied each one and pasted them back as a whole here. So now, it's 1:55am and I am going to bed.

Thanks again for your generosity and good luck, Anna-Marie
Rosewood-Cottage@comcast.net

LindaW said...

How sad that the world has come to this...when you aren't safe even in your own yard. I am sending prayers for your friend and his family. Hopefully you won't give up your fight to live safely in your neighbourhood. Thank you so much for sharing this denim kit.

Becky said...

As usual, a great little kit! Thank you!

Andréa C said...

I'm shocked, sad. One minute in front of those monsters, one minute with my own bat, please. I hate the way the world is turning. Its why I prefer animals, people are getting rotten.
I'll pray for them, and for you too, to bring peace for your neighborhood.

northernstarca said...

Thank you for a wonderful kit! I feel for you and your neighbourhood going through such circumstances, and am delighted to read that you and your neighbours have decided to take a stand. My neighbour across the street ran into difficulties with a situtation and she took action to change it. Her words to me when she came over and asked me for help were 'you can be either a victim or the victor...which do you want to be'. It takes courage to stand up for community issues. All the best wishes and prayers for you all.
Linda (Northernstarca)

scoobie81 said...

Soooo sorry to hear about your neighbor! Definitely a good thing for your neighborhood to take it back! Prayers going up for him and you! Thanks for the beautiful mini.
Hugs,
Lisa

Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for this awesome kit!!
Will keep your neighbor & family in my prayer's!!
Love your grandmother's saying!!
Stick together and something should come of it!!!
One way or another!!!

Dixie said...

Thanks - and this kit will match nicely to the American one you and Nana's Attic made. Fab work!

woelfwynde said...

Thanks for the scraps. Did you intend to include all the pieces or just the burlap piece? 'Cause that's all that' in the rar file....Life takes many roads, good luck with yours.

grambie said...

So beautiful with the blue denim & the multiple photo placements. Love the cute leather tag. TFS.

You have my family's prayers for your entire neighborhood & a special prayer for the family in deep sorrow. (Babies having babies, & Mothers & daughters being best friends.) I tell my children I am not their best friend, I am their Mother, Chief bottlewasher of the Kimb clan. He will make a way out of no way.

grambie said...

So beautiful with the blue denim & the multiple photo placements. Love the cute leather tag. TFS.

You have my family's prayers for your entire neighborhood & a special prayer for the family in deep sorrow. (Babies having babies, & Mothers & daughters being best friends.) I tell my children I am not their best friend, I am their Mother, Chief bottlewasher of the Kimb clan. He will make a way out of no way.

Melissa said...

Just found your site and have been busy downloading your awesome work. Thanks for sharing! :)

Hope your neighbor makes a speedy recovery!

Lyn said...

This is great! I love the delicate kits, but once I start doing some scrappin...will need something for my grandson and the guys in the family, and this is super for them. Thank you so much for all you share.
Lyn

Becky said...

Love the kit! Thanks so much. Glad to hear good things about your neighbor.

carita said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous freebies.
Greets from Finland.

Anonymous said...

thanks

Shanners said...

thank you. Love it. sorry to hear about your neighbor. I'm glad your other neighbors are getting together to do something positive.