Journal Entry 1

Journal 1

I was resting when our convoy came to a sudden stop. Yates told me to stay put as he jumped out of the truck. He ordered a couple of his soldiers to run to the front of the convoy and find out what was happening. I have never been good at waiting. I hate when others tell me what to do. I prefer to give the orders.

I stayed put for maybe three seconds and then I jumped out of the truck. Yates gave me the “I told you to stay put look.” and in return I gave him the “I’m just stretching my legs look.” It only took the soldiers a couple of moments to figure out what the problems were at the front of the convoy. Someone had dug a ditch across the entire width of the road. There was no way to get across and we couldn’t drive around it because both sides of the road sloped down a hillside.

Yates started giving orders. His soldiers were going to have to build a bridge to get us across. This was going to take a little while so I started to get back in the truck. I vaguely remember the dart hitting me and seeing a couple of soldiers fall. I think I remember hearing gunfire and someone yell to take cover. I don’t know where everyone went. I think fate hates me.

Madie

My name is Madie. This is my journal.

My name is Madie. This is my journal.

Life is full of crossroads and forks in the road. Whichever road you choose to take will determine your fate in life. Sometimes there are obstacles or bumps in the road that requires a change of direction. Other times, the road gives you a choice. You can continue to go straight or you can choose to change directions. I think I read that somewhere or something similar to that. I made a choice to change directions. I’m thinking I should have stayed straight.

Madie

Star Trek Quilt – Bargello-ish

Star Trek Quilt – Bargello-ish for my daughter Stephanie

Star Trek Quilt Bargello
Star Trek Quilt Bargello
Star Trek Quilt Bargello 2
Star Trek Quilt Bargello 2
Star Trek Quilt Bargello 3
Star Trek Quilt Bargello 3

Star Trek Quilt – Yellow

I finished with another Star Trek Quilt. This one is for Aunt Verna.

Star Trek Quilt Aunt Verna
Star Trek Quilt Aunt Verna
Star Trek Quilt Aunt Verna 2
Star Trek Quilt Aunt Verna 2

Star Trek Quilt- Alan F.

I started working on another star Trek Quilt. This is a baby shower gift for a coworker having a baby girl in July 2016.

Star Trek Quilt pink
Star Trek Quilt pink

Star Trek Quilt -Raleigh F
Star Trek Quilt -Raleigh F

Star Trek / Star Wars Quilt Chelsea

I finished with the yellow quilt I’m making as a graduation gift to my niece.

Star Trek Quilt Chelsea
Star Trek Quilt Chelsea
Star Trek Quilt chelsea 2
Star Trek Quilt chelsea 2

Journal Entry 33

I’m having one of those moments of thought when you wonder how you got where you are today. I don’t know the past history of everyone that lives in bear Country. We all have a past that we wish we could have back or one that we wished we could forget. I want mine back. I want the life I had before. I want my parents to help make my decisions. I want to look forward to going to college. What college? There aren’t any colleges anymore. Oh Geez! This is a depressing mood. Ick!! I need to get out of this slump. Ok, what can I do to make myself cheerful. I have an idea. I will go and interrupt the make-out session that Matt and Hemy are having down the hall….and grab Tony and make them play spades with me.

Madie

Journal Entry 32


Preparations for the festival continue. The back field of Bear Country is a live with activity as the different gangs put up their booths. I am thinking that this years festival is going to be great especially after everything that has happened recently.

Hemy dropped by today to see Matt and she brought back the fuel that was stolen from us by the Hulk. She said she was trying to return everything that the Hulk and his goons stole from the other gangs. I tried to tell her that she doesn’t need to make amends for what the Hulk did. She said she did.

I invited Central to the festival. There isn’t a reason why they shouldn’t be able to attend. It is a little late to prepare a Central booth so I told Hemy to just make sure everyone who wants to enjoy the festivities comes to the party.

Madie

Journal Entry 31

Madie :Today we gather together to celebrate life. We join together to welcome a new member to our tribe. It is a tradition in Bear Country to hold a naming ceremony when a new member finds there way here because of a birth or because of a desire to join this community. Casey a member in good standing in bear country would like to present her daughter to our tribe.

Madie: Casey what name have you decided to give this child?

Casey: My darling daughter, I name you Aleece after my mother.

Madie: Aleece welcome to Bear Country. May your life be long and happy. Now everyone present here today would like to give a special blessing to you.

At that moment is when Casey blurted out the name Xavier. I swung around and there he was. How exactly he got in without being noticed was a surprise to everyone. He was dressed differently but he was standing right there . Pete and his deputies surrounded him quickly with weapons drawn. He didn’t put up a fight. In fact, he just raised his hands in the air.

Casey apologized to everyone present. She said she had to invite him. The Hulk(Xavier) asked to step closer to his daughter. He kissed her on the forehead. “She’s beautiful, raise her well.” he said to Casey.

The Hulk looked at me and said he was alone. I felt a little better.

I apologized to Casey. I told her he couldn’t stay. I told Xavier that he had to leave. He wasn’t welcome here.

Xavier(the Hulk) kissed his daughter one more time then Pete and his deputies escorted him out.

The ceremony continued with the rest of the blessings. Lisa sang, the library trio read poetry and we partied. Life is Bear country was happy again. At least, for the moment.

Journal Entry 30

The tribal leaders and a majority of the town gathered along the streets. Everyone cheered as Pete and his deputies escorted the former Central leader out of town. It was a long walk to the edge of town. The hulk and his goons whined the whole way. It was “the ropes on my wrist are too tight.”” I need a drink of water.” Then they started to get nasty by making threats. Tony and the other deputies were getting irritated. You could see in there eyes that they wanted to bop each and everyone of them around the head, neck and shoulders with a good strong club. I was impressed with their restraint.

At the edge of town Pete and his deputies released the hulks restraints. Hemy asked to speak to the Hulk alone. She wanted to say something important to her former tribe leader. I don’t know what was said. Their little meeting lasted only a moment and then the Hulk and his goons continued down the road.

The walk back was quieter. I hope we did the right thing. I think we did.

Madie

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