Tag Archives: VICTIMS

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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SIGNS: PROLOGUE OF LIFE AFTER DEATH


        DAVENPORT, IOWA                    After Swearing in Ceremony  1973     Trula’s Philosophy    There are really only two ways to approach life—as victim or as gallant fighter—and you must decide if you want to act or react, deal your own cards or play … 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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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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MY ROGUE’S GALLERY OF MOTHERS 2013


                                      **The Rogue’s Gallery salutes mothers each year that may not be ‘typical’ of our traditional sense of mothers and motherhood.          In light of the recent events in Cleveland Ohio and the horrific stories … Continue reading

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RIDDLE ME THIS: WHAT DO BOOK SIGNING, BOULDER CO, AND BELATED ALL HAVE IN COMMON?


                                         A gracious invitation from MESA              The book was completed in time for the MESA 40th … Continue reading

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