Texas heat
July 27, 2015

Hello Beautiful, I got your letter. I love the photo of you. Still looking good (smile) What did you do for your special day? I hope Mike took you out. Before I go on I want to say Happy Birthday!  (LOL) I hope you don’t think I forgot about your birthday on July 28th. I would never do that.  Again Happy Birthday.

YESTER DAYS. by Sonni Quick. copyright 2015

I got your letter from the 23rd. I also got a postcard from Jamie. What is going on that life is so crazy? I got the money you sent. Thank you. Sorry it took so long to write back. Is been crazy here as well. It is so damn hot! Sometimes I lay naked. The officers come through and tell me to put my underwear on. I tell them to hold on I’m not done cooking yet! (LOL) It is so hot I don’t want to move. It’s 96 degrees but it feels a lot hotter. I love the summer but this heat I can’t stand. Inmates die in this Texas heat

(Sonni’s note: I got two letters back to back so I combined this into one so you would know he has found some relief)

I just bought what they call a “chill towel”. It’s a sponge material that holds water and chills the air while it evaporates. It somewhat works. It’s half the length of my arm, maybe a little longer. It’s thick and light green. It cost $6.50. I wet it and let the fan blow on me. I’m not as hot as I used to be and that’s all that counts. It helps a lot.

I used to lay and sleep on the floor, but now I can’t. There are roaches everywhere. These little suckers move like they have jet fuel up their ass. They move really fast. This cell is just temporary. I can’t wait until I move out of it to a different ad seg unit.

I got a letter from my little brother Lionel a few weeks ago. It’s been years since I heard from him. I wrote him back. He said he was going to send pictures of the family. I made it clear to him not to say he was going to do something and then not do it. It was really good to hear from him and see how he was holding up after his dad died.

So how are the veggies doing in your garden? Everything going well with your piano students? How is your mom? Tell her I said hello, okay? It sure would be good to get out of the house and move around. Going to see an old friend just might be a good thing thing for you.

I can’t wait until you come down to visit. You could bring Jamie. I haven’t seen my son in two years. Be sure to ask for a special visit. Because of the miles you would be traveling we can have a visit Saturday and Sunday like last time. If I don’t have a case on me then prison visits could be for four hours instead of the normal two.

Well, it’s six minutes to 8:00. It’s cooled down. It’s supposed to rain a little. I sure hope so. A program I like is fixin’ to come on the radio. I might catch a little rap music. Till next time.

LOVE YOU ALWAYS, SON
Later Gator

(Sonni’s note: It was good to hear him in a better mood, just chatting. Things have been rough lately)

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8 thoughts on “Texas Prison Heat With a “Chill Towel”

    1. Little Jamie is my grandson. My daughter had four children with four dads. Two of them are in prison. Her oldest boy’s dad is in San Quentin. He’s been there twice. I don’t think he can survive on the outside. I don’t have any communication with him but I’d like to get his address and write and see how he is. Jamie on the other hand is not a career criminal. He was pushed through the school to prison pipeline. Here are 2 links that will explain more.

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      1. THIS IS FOR JAMIE: I LIVE IN ONTARIO CANADA. AS OF THIS DAY YOU HAVE A NEW FRIEND ON THE OUTSIDE.I WILL THINK OF YOU EVERYDAY. SONNI WILL RELAY THESE MESSAGES, I HOPE. THEY CAN TAKE AWAY EVERYTHING, BUT THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY YOUR HEART, SOUL AND DIGNITY. NOBODY CAN.THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.HOLD UNTO THAT. EVEN AS I TYPE THIS,THE CLOCK IS TICKING.TIME KEEPS MOVING.IT WILL PASS.MEANWHILE, THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU CAN DO,(LEGALLY),TO MAKE A LIFE FOR YOURSELF. WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR FAMILY, JAMIE YOU CAN BUILD A LIFE AFTER PRISON.MAYBE EVEN A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SON. STAY STRONG, FOR SONNI AND JAMIE.

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        1. Thank you for your kind words. I will indeed send them to him. I email him through jpay.com. A prison email service. He has to write back long hand, though. He enjoys hearing from the outside world. Thank you for taking the time – for making a good cause!

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            1. You are right about that. Everything happens for a reason. There is no luck, no chance and no miracles. Only cause and effect. but sometimes we call it those other things but only because we don’t understand the cause. Sometimes we see it, but cause and effect doesn’t only happen once in awhile – it doesn’t pick and choose – gravity doesn’t happen sometimes. It’s absolute. Winter always turns to spring. It never turns to Fall. Life is just as strict. But we can begin to change it when we change our perspective. Good night Nevi

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