Samhain – Hurricane Sandy – HMS Bounty October 31, 2012Posted by Ruth in Announcements and updates.
Today is Samhain and we have weathered Hurricane Sandy. Those of us who were unaffected should be grateful we were spared, and help those who lost their homes.
Even if we are not in the eastern United States, the best thing we can do is donate blood – or whatever you can. Even helping the homeless in our own community will help.
On Samhain, we honor our ancerstors who have passed before us. We should also honor those who lost their lives because of Hurricane Sandy.
One ironic happenstance that touched me deeply was the sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty. One of two historical replicas of the original Bounty, the HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 movie that starred Marlon Brando. Another replica was built for the Mel Gibson movie in the 1980’s. That one is still safe in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina, another victim of Hurricane Sandy. 14 crewmembers were rescued by the Coast Guard. The captain’s body has not been recovered yet. Another crewmember, was recovered unresponsive, but sadly died shortly afterward. She was 42 year old Charlene Christian, a descendant of Fletcher Christain, who led the mutiny on the first Bounty, over a hundred years ago.
Fo many years, the tall ship Bounty has sailed the Great Lakes and the Northern Hemipshere, stopping at ports and alowing the public aboard for tours. She had stopped at Buffalo twice – once in the early 1990’s and then on July 10, 2004. My husband John and I went on board both times. She was a magnificent ship. And we honor her, her captian, and Ms. Christain.
I have pictures that John and I took when we went on board Bounty in July 2004. Unfortunately, I can’t scan them at this present time. When I can, I will post the pictures on my facebook page, and a couple of them here.
I have been extremely busy in my personal life this past month, getting the house ready for winter and other things.
For those celebrating Samhain or Halloween, have a blessed day.
- 1. gertmcqueen – October 31, 2012
Tragic! just tragic! There are mysteries that defy our understanding!
On this Holy Day of Hallows Eve…I raise my horn/cup in memory of The Bounty, all crew past and present and their return to the sea! I also remember and offer good thoughts towards all who are suffering because of this storm. We all have gone through various storms and hard times…so give a minute to remember those that are suffering now.
I would like to share this information with my readers…some of you may actually live in NY and need to know this.
This Council Member is a personal friend and besides this statement I also received a noticed that his office is distributing free water and basic hygiene supplies starting tomorrow…
May all the Gods and Goddesses remember these folks…From: Council Member Dan Halloran <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: October 31, 2012 6:55:12 PM EDTTo:Subject: Schools Closed and Other Important Information
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Important InformationThursday, November 1Friday, November 2*****New York City Public Schools will be closed. Parks closed for safety.*****RFK Triborough, Henry Hudson and the East River Bridges restricted to High Occupancy Vehicles (3 or more) 6 a.m. to midnight both days*****Queens Midtown, Brooklyn Battery tunnels are closed.LIRR and bus service are being restored. Limited subway…
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But just like his partner, Joan Wheeler, he has to ‘hide’ his comment so it is just a bit more difficult to find. That is Joan’s favorite trick, she hides digs where people, who are not accustom to her language and tricks, would not find them. And because Brian, is Joan’s student, I knew just where to find him, when he finally spoke up, buried in comments. He is just unable to come forward and speak up in the wide open spaces because bullies, like him, when found and exposed, hide in deep covers and do drive-by hit and runs… but I feel his vibrations!! I know when he’s about to strike! and I found him! I’ve been waiting for you Brian! I knew you would come through for me! You must speak, you must, you must, ha ha ha!!!
On his blog ‘defendingjoanwheeler’ his post of THURSDAY, AUGUST…
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she just doesn’t know when to shut her mouth,
Doesn’t she have any kind of a life? You never hear anything about what she is doing or what she likes EXCEPT browbeating people over adoption! This time she has been addressing New Jersey’s governor Christie’s ‘compromise’ on Adoptees’ birthright bill unfair….
So here we see some of the current comments by Joan, as Kaykal, and my comments that I posted after each of hers; Oct 25, 2012
you can go directly to my profile page and see my comments, as you can go directly do Kaykal’s profile and see all hers for not all of what she said is here, but who the hell gives a damm anyway. My comments are in bold.
When my father stood in front of the judge on the day he and my adopting parents signed the Final Order of Adoption, the judge told…
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the lies are long and deep…but always we shall find them…
When that lying book, Forbidden Family, written by Joan Wheeler, was pulled from publication, May of 2011, we birthsiblings were elated! Then I got started, out on the web, to bring FULL attention to that fact. I went on so many online book-seller sites and all kinds of forums where Joan lied. I left many a comment about the book’s demise. At that time I was not so much interested in answering whatever Joan was saying, only in getting the NEWS out that that book was no longer being printed because of the libel in it.
But then Joan started attacking us anew because we had ‘pressured’ the publisher; no we did not, we told the truth. It was Joan who, would not, still cannot believe that her ‘life-story’, as she wrote it was/is considered slander/libel. Her life story, of lies, and her browbeating bully-tactics are oh so ‘boring’; only…
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A NEW POST…
Joan Wheeler continues with her irrational rants about adoption. She just ‘goes off’, half-cocked, without any reasonable control. She doesn’t GET IT, the more she rants the more people turn her OFF! These kinds of rants are NOT gaining any followers, they are NOT changing the tide in her direction. She is beating the dead horse over and over and over again. You can SEE her anger get the best of her as she writes, you can SEE her losing it as she types her rants.
Get a freaking grip! So here she is again…
All adoptions result in the adoptee’s birth certificate being sealed upon order of adoption. Then, a new, falsified, birth certificate is issued…
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We know who Champ is!! His name is Brian Maloney and he has left his mark; I found him and now I expose him too. October 12, 2012Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
I’ve been wondering where Brian, Pilgrim, Champ has been for over a month…and he has finally SPOKEN…he, like Joan Wheeler, can’t help himself, but, he seems to have missed so much…in the past month! What’s the matter Brian, can’t keep us with us…you are already old news!
here is his answer to my last comment I placed on his hate-blog against the birthsiblings of Joan Wheeler, people he DOES NOT know, only from Joan Wheeler’s point of view…it was placed there to get his attention so that he could get out of the line of fire that Joan has placed him in, but if he doesn’t that’s his problem, he has been forewarned. He’s under the mistaken impression that we really WANT to talk WITH HIM.
sorry, Brian…you are still in her service therefore you don’t have any legs of your own and you really ought to become invisible and…
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Joan’s total identity is so wrapped up into her being a misused adoptee that she just can’t help herself; without telling and retelling her story she can NOT live. But, she really is on the outer fringes of society these days…NONE of these types of activities that she engages in, will CHANGE the laws of adoption in this country. NO one is listening to this BS anymore. Just because an adoptee has a life-issue doesn’t mean that their views on adoption MUST be pounded (browbeaten) into the minds of everyone out there by various bully techniques!
BEFORE WE CONTINUE HERE IS AN UPDATE MAY 2016; as older posts are being seen I’m updating with links to my second blog and a Facebook page wherein I expose AGAIN the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler says about me and family. After the first book was pulled from publication by…
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another good post on Gert’s blog October 1, 2012Posted by gertmcqueen in Uncategorized.
please come and see this…