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Who am I?

I am James M. Whitehead, son of James A. Whitehead and Barbara Milton Whitehead, Grandson of James (ACY) Whitehead.

I grew up in a household that didn't have much other than love. My parents gave to Aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins, sisters and brothers no matter what! Unions caused many a hardship but also supplied for the family as a whole!

They taught me what it means to help others. They taught me how to take up for yourself even when everthing was against you. I remember when I was 14 and went to jail for a reason that was wrong. My father aged 10 years overnight. This was wrong.

I joined the Marine Corps when I was 16 years old. Had to go before the judge to show I was mature enough to make this decision. Needless to say I passed.

Upon leaving, my mother told me she hoped I got the biggest, blackest drill instructor there ever was( You can tell where I was raised). She got her wish. Even worse, He was from Baton Rouge. LOL.

Gave me hell! I would give my life for this man to this day ( Sr. Drill Instructor Sgt. Holmes). That is the impact he made. He taught me RESPECT!

Married my childhood sweetheart. Spent 16 years. Other than my daughter, what a mistake.

Move forward to 1996. Met the woman of my dreams. Helped to clear my problems with the IRS and got us along with our life. Yes there were problems with step children (NOW MY OWN) that took time to become great individuals. They are my kids and I love them very much.

My life is not much different than yours. Time and understanding makes all the difference. I ask each of you to look back and then look forward. Everything can be accomplished with love. It must be local and then spread from there. Just as my kids, you are my children and my friends. You are LOCAL FOR ME!

We must do it together.


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my life?

Thank you Jim for sharing a piece of who you are!

Here is a piece of me on this day:

activism activism activism...every day counts!

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Thank you for sharing this with us,

This journey we are on called life, gives us many opportunities to show who we are, may we be pleased with our reflection.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

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Quilting, I look in the mirror and I'm not so sure but,

I look in the mirror and know I do what is right. I, just like you, do what we believe is right even when we may be wrong.

(Wrong/Right) is only in the eye of the beholder, and we, as individuals can only do what we can.

Other than that, we just raise gardens and chickens. Come what may, we do what we do, for others and take what comes.

You and I are a very old souls, but you are a very young heart and a blessing to many.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


Is a good healthy body and a bad memory. ;)


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Happiness is a good

--- happiness is a good--- happiness is a good---

Just making fun my friend. Happiness is what you as an individual make of it. I personally think you are on the right track!

Bad memories can be forgotten but good healthy habits last for a lifetime.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


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No Please excuse me for it was


Thank you my friend.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


big thumbs up, for a lovely thread.

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