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Underground Victim Mail System: Oh the stories it could and did tell. P.O. Box 1155 saved lives.


What is 12 inches long, six by four, open at one end and the other, a locked door????

Wrong. It is not the post office box, but rather an almost magical space that is safe. A space that allowed high risk victim/survivors to communicate with the assurance they can find a way to be in touch with necessary people, or still pay off debts without being traced. This can mean everything to someone who has gone underground due to domestic violence or rape/sexual assault. They had to abandon every part of their life, possibly, and indeed probably, for life. This is their one “lifeline” and for a high risk underground victim, this is life sustaining. Continue reading

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The Baby Shower for Daddy; How we learned to bloom where we were planted.


A BABY SHOWER FOR DADDY, THEN GOODBYE.  The story of how we got to Iowa after we married.   (A Legacy Story) Often it is only once in a lifetime that a person hits their personal and professional peak at … Continue reading

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TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE, REMEMBER WHO YOU WERE; Every hurt, embarrassment and challenge leads you on.


 We are a sum total of every part, every experience, every hurt, joy and adventure of our lives. I challenge you to take an “inventory of your life” as I have done. Don’t be afraid to explore and admit the … Continue reading

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Welcome to: The Cleft in the Tree: A Shelter for Fairies and Magic for Visitors.


  Welcome to: The Cleft in the Tree:  A shelter for Fairies: The vision of Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs and   Creative consultant and on site artist; Artist Shelley Willis Horn Following the creation of the “Greyhound Lady Walking Suspense … Continue reading

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A series of novels to celebrate victim/ survivors, advocates, crisis line workers. and those who help them.


The Blog of Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs. THIS BLOG REFLECTS THE PERSONAL WRITINGS OF AUTHOR JOYCE GODWIN GRUBBS ABOUT HER LIFE EXPERIENCES, OPINIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS, LEGACIES, AND HER PASSIONS. IT INCLUDES POSTS ABOUT HER NOVELS AND NON-FICTION BOOKS. Finally a series of … Continue reading

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For Pepper From Salt; Time to Salute You.


This is based on an article I wrote as a freelance photo/journalist for Black History Month.  For almost 40 years I have been known to Ida as Salt and she is Pepper, and together we have been “The Salt and Pepper Team” … Continue reading

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Jeff By Any Other Name Is Still Jeff


  JEFF BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL JEFF (A LEGACY STORY) Posted to salute my grandson Jeff’s 13th birthday, and to salute the “Jeff” who gave his life and name to make it possible. Legacy stories are about those … Continue reading

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