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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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My Dad; they don’t have to be perfect to be loved.My Cock-fighting, Wolf-hunting, Boxing/fighter, and Tender-hearted Dad.


Oh, he was far from perfect; wouldn’t set foot in a church and angry at God after his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was 5. He was sent to live with relatives in Arkansas after a few years due to … Continue reading

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The Role and Inspiration of Greyhounds in the Greyhound Lady Walking Suspense Series; Parallels between Greyhounds and victim/survivors.


THE ROLE OF GREYHOUNDS IN THE SUSPENSE SERIES Author Joyce Godwin Grubbs first rescue:  “DEX” (Justune’s Dixie was his racing name) While the greyhounds inspired the format used to support the stories of the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series, it … Continue reading

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Live a “Charmed” life as a Survivor/Victor, not a victim.#AbuseAnvilCharm


The anvil represents “a victim/survivor of abuse” of any form: physical/emotional child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, and any abuse you survived that you need/ want a reminder that you overcame your victimization, to become not just a survivor, but a victor.
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The Civil Rights Act in Action 50 Years later: Dr. Ida Johnson is living out the dream.


Dr. Ida, was honored by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad for her work in the community. Dr. Ida Johnson was selected for the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame for her work with United Neighbors. Pictured below with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and … Continue reading

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Greyhound Lady Walking’s New “CHARM”ing Idea


Right out of the chute, let me say this is not a money-making scheme or fund-raiser. Think about it. There are  beautiful things forged on an anvil. They are beaten down, molded, remolded, and purified by fire to make the … 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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