Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Paving The Way

Hi from Derrick

Hi,
This is Derrick again, I had to stop my entry because I needed to make a Starbucks run. As I said in my earlier entry my day yesterday was very interesting. We started off in the renovated firehouse. I was converted into a combination counseling center for children infected with HIV/AIDS and art studio/gallery. Some of the paintings that was done by the children was unbelievable. In addition to the paintings there were also beautiful photographs. I’m the designated “get something from the truck” person. All kinds of things, water, flyers, banners, flag poles (we have flags of all 50 states plus the flag of the United States. Before we  hit the road every morning we align the flag bearers in front of the procession, immediately followed by the folks carrying the banners, with the rest of us bringing up the rear. Another of my duties is to Marshal, not Marshal like Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke (you oldtimers remember Gunsmoke) The kind of marshaling I’m speaking of is to stay in front of the crowd to make sure, along with our police dept. escort, that everyone crosses any intersections we come upon. This message got interrupted just now because I had to laugh. Someone sitting at the table having breakfast started talking about the symphony we had going last night. The symphony I’m referring to is the SNORERS. Oh my god! These folks snore something fierce. Back to my message, yesterday we started our day at Newark, City Hall.The mayor of Newark,
Mr. Sharp Stinky Don’t Come to any HIV Rally James was a no show at the rally. We didn’t let that stop us. We finished our rally and continued on to Elizabeth. It was a really long walk but the weather was gorgeous. I have so much more to talk about. I need to do this at night instead of in the morning because there is just to much to do in the morning. I’ll see you guys & gals later. This is Derrick Chandler from Housing Works Advocacy Dept signing off. With love, stay strong.  

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At 10:51 PM, Blogger Haydee Jimenez said...

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At 10:52 PM, Blogger Haydee Jimenez said...

Hey Derrick, Its Haydee your fellow worker from good ol' NYC... There is not a minute that goes by that I do not have Paving the Way on my mind... I am going to the office tomorrow and I know its gonna be a little sad without you guys there.
I can't help but read these blogs and look at all the pics that come through my screen. I check them daily, in the morning and in the evening.
Please tell my mom that I love her... And all my love to you terry and jose too. Much love for everyone. Good night and goodluck. :)

 

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