The blind Post classified news November edition 2017
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From the editor, by Lori Motis.
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This month’s columns:
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary: Summer travel by Donna J. Jodhan.
Blind People talking: "THE TURKEY DRUMSTICK" by True E. Ready writer – Pen name – Ruth E. Coleman.
Yarn, hook, and needle: By Phyllis Campbell.
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From the editor, Lori Motis:
Hello Blind Post readers,
I hope and pray that all of you will have a Blessed Thanksgiving and holiday season this year. There are lots of wonderful ads and announcements in this
issue. Due to illness Food Lady does not have any articles for you this month. Also Donna Williams from Living with low vision is out this month due to
health issues as well, and Joshua has been having some exciting adventures that he will share with you next month.
Please note: I will be putting out the December issue around the seventh of December. This will be the last one for this year. I will be taking a much
needed break from the Blind Post for a few months after the New Year. I need to take care of some health concerns, and I will also be spending some time
learning new access technologies.
I will keep you all posted on my progress. Thank you for all of your prayers and support over the years for myself and for the news.
Lori AKA Food Lady
Publisher and editor
New and used:
FOUR WONDERFUL BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND BEYOND
Submitted by Leonore Dvorkin, Editor at DLD Books:
The e-books are text-to-speech enabled.
FOLLOW YOUR DOG: A STORY OF LOVE AND TRUST
Nonfiction by Ann Chiappetta, C 2017
In e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) from Amazon and other online sellers.
Follow the author as she moves from an unhappy early life and her unstoppable loss of vision to happiness and fulfillment as a guide dog user, wife, and
mother who works as a V.A. counselor. This touching, informative, beautifully written book will surely resonate with many besides guide dog raisers, trainers,
and handlers. Includes stories and photos of her most beloved dogs, past and present.
Ann Chiappetta lives in New Rochelle, New York, with her husband, daughter, and assorted pets, including her retired and present guide dogs, Verona and
Bailey. Ann is also the author of UPWELLING: POEMS (C 2016)
THE MISADVENTURES OF MISTLETOE MOUSE
by Susan Bourrie, C 2016
A charming, imaginative Christmas tale for children in kindergarten through 4th grade—and children of all ages.
In e-book ($3.99) and print ($7.95) from Amazon and other online sellers.
After Mistletoe Mouse befriends a doll that has been left behind in Santa's workshop on Christmas Day, he experiences a year of adventures and misadventures.
With the help of Molly Dolly and an express reindeer, he works to make terrible Christmases terrific. Together, they tackle every challenge with energy
and imagination. Older children will delight in reading this to younger ones.
LOVE LETTERS IN THE GRAND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES OF A BIG-CITY PIANO TUNER
Nonfiction by John Justice, C 2017
In e-book ($2.99) and print ($9.50) from Amazon and other online sellers.
John Justice has been blind since the age of three. Here are 30 true tales, variously funny, touching, and dramatic, from his 28 years of piano tuning
in New York and Philadelphia from 1965 to 1993. Whether he’s telling about tuning a piano for Elvis Presley, clobbering a vicious dog with his tool kit,
or finding Tommy guns and love letters in pianos, the author’s dedication to his craft, his love of people and music, his strong work ethic, and his caring
nature all shine through.
Note: John Justice is also the author of IT’S STILL CHRISTMAS (C 2015) and THE PADDY STORIES: BOOK ONE (C 2016). THE PADDY STORIES: BOOK TWO, will appear
sometime in 2018. Details are on his website, linked to above.
IT’S STILL CHRISTMAS
Fiction by John Justice, C 2015
In e-book ($1.99) and print ($7.50) from Amazon and other online sellers.
The Gleasons have become homeless and close to hopeless, but their faith in God and His mercy has never wavered. Now their lives are about to undergo a
drastic change. The lifesaving aid they give to a stranger, an elderly Jewish widower, is repaid in ways they could never have imagined. A touching story
of mingled hearts, trust, and faiths.
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
By Phyllis Campbell
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Jim, the pastor of a prestigious city church, is blinded in Iraq, he and his organist wife, Amy, find their faith challenged. Not only must they adjust
to Jim's blindness and a new marriage, but to the loss of his pulpit, when the congregation asks him to step down because of his blindness, in spite of
his successful rehab training.
They go to serve a congregation in a rural village, where in addition to the usual duties of a pastor and his wife, they pray for animals, cope with a
huge drafty parsonage, befriend a young couple, secretly married, and help bring a baby into the world in the middle of a flood. The characters are like
animals and people the reader may meet every day, those people who will invite you in for iced tea and the latest news
The reader will laugh, and cry and find inspiration as Pastor Jim and Amy struggle and find the will of God.
Other books by Phyllis Campbell…
COME HOME MY HEART, 1985. REPRINTED IN 2001
FRIENDSHIPS IN THE DARK, 1996 Reprint 1997
The Evil Men Do 2006, true crime, written under contract for the family of the victim.
Who Will hear Them Cry, April, 2012
A Place To Belong August, 2012
Out of the Night February, 2014
Buy Link For All Listings… amazon.com/author/psc-books-all
Come Home My Heart, and Friendships In the Dark, are available from the National Library For the Blind and Physically Handicap.
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Eyes On Success radio shows & podcasts:
1745 Be My Eyes Smart Phone App (Nov. 1, 2017)
Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually impaired people with sighted helpers from around the world via a live video connection using a smart
phone. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Hans Jorgen Wiberg, the founder of Be My Eyes, about the inspiration behind this free service and how it
works to help in everyday tasks.
1744 Buying a Rental Property (Oct. 25, 2017)
Have you ever wanted to purchase a house either to live in or as an investment? Are you thinking that as a blind person that might be a questionable thing
to do? Well think again! Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ana Garza, who has been blind since birth, about her experiences buying a rental property
and how she is making it work for her.
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From the pages of Donna’s travel diary by Donna J. Jodhan
## Summer travel
Nothing better than being able to travel in the summer and for me as a blind person it is probably the easiest time to do this.
There are certain things that I need to keep in mind however. Such things as ensuring that at all times, my summer clothes are kept nice and clean. It
is the same for everyone but because of the warm weather and eating all kinds of fruits and goodies such as ice creams, I have to ensure that nothing falls
or spills onto the front of my clothes causing ominous stains.
So here is how I deal with this. I only wear my top but just once and I make sure to wash it when I take it off. I always check my pants and shorts to
make sure that there are no stains and if I happen to feel something sticky on my clothes then they are immediately washed. If there is sighted assistance
around then I ask for their help.
Being sure to match my clothes is yet another important thing for me and I am always checking to make sure that there are no holes or rips or tears in
my clothes. For some reason, rips and holes and tears along with ominous stains are somehow more visible in our summer clothes as opposed to fall or winter
Another thing for me as a blind person is to ensure that before I leave home that there is no stray hairs on my neck, extra powder that may have spilled
on my clothes, or cream anywhere in sight. Again, these are things that are more obvious to find in summer time because we wear clothes that expose more
of our bodies.
I'm Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.
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Blind people talking: by True E. Ready writer – Pen name – Ruth E. Coleman
"THE TURKEY DRUMSTICK"
I am a turkey leg-bone. I am the longest and most powerful bone in the turkey’s body. I can’t speak for the bones in other creatures; I am only talking
Every year, about this time, many of my relatives are chorale, and mercilessly slaughtered. We have come to realize that the fate of the old turkey is
to have as many eggs that will become turkeys, eat as much as you possibly can in our short life equaling a year, and then be placed on a platter, on the
This is a grand opportunity for a bird that has as little brain as I have. The thing that gets us, all of us turkeys is how we are treated at the table.
When the solemnity of prayer is over, big eyed children and adults began reaching and pointing to the coveted leg. I have seen them actually fight over
who gets the leg of the cooked turkey. How disgusting! They cry, and begin ruminating about whom had one of my departed friends leg on the year that Grandma
cooked burned biscuits, or some such nonsense. When both legs are finally divvied up, the fight begins over who will keep the bone, most of the time the
adults relinquish this argument to the children, and rightly so.
Long after the Thanksgiving dinner is over, the dreaded bone appears. The child now has a brandishing of the dead turkey’s bone, banging on tin cans, teasing
the dog, running it along the wood picket fence, using it as a medal of accomplishment. What other portion of the entree is desecrated in this manner?
I’ve never seen a pork chop bone used in this manner or the leg-bone of a lamb, or the rib-bone of a standing rib roast. No other food source is so degraded
as the ‘turkey.’
We turkeys would like to bring this folly to an end. We would prefer a decent burial, like other eats, meats, and treats. We love being the center of attention
on Thanksgiving; but the aftermath is highly embarrassing. It makes others not want to give in the eating and the preparations just to be ridiculed.
We want to send this message to the world. It may be too late for Thanksgiving 2017; however it just may make a difference in the near future.
Please try to keep Jesus more in your celebration and you won’t entertain the lusts of the flesh that gobbles up the meat, and makes merry mockery of the
hero, who by-the-way, knows his fate.
If we decided to rebel, the whole world would be full of fluttering turkeys, the eggs would never be placed in incubators, the wolves and foxes would proliferate,
the wild dogs would once again roam home towns, and the last thing in the world we would do is walk to the finishing line. Think about it. We are just
asking for the dignity which we feel we deserve. Bury or burn our bones.
Submitted by True E. Ready writer from TJIFA 2012
Yarn, hook and needle: Crafts by Phyllis Campbell
## Seems that my fingers have just accustomed themselves to writing 2017, and now, soon, they will have to learn to write 2018But that's in the future,
truth told, though, the near future. Now, we're forced to take a good look at the present, and, like it or not, take a good look at that day, so blessed,
but often spoiled by our rushing, and worrying, trying to make things perfect. Nothing earthly is completely perfect, so relax, and contemplate the reason
for the day--peace, goodwill and love.
To help with your gift giving I'm sending along some simple, but useful patterns.
Don't hesitate to choose yarns other than those shown in the pattern, but be sure to check gauge if you make a change. Failure to take gauge into consideration
might result in an unpleasant surprise. Surprises in one's Christmas stocking are great, but not in the size of said stocking, or any of the patterns below.
## Panda Silk Easy Eyelet Scarf
Uses only one ball of Panda Silk - a simple, yet dressy scarf.
Size: approx. 4" x 60"
Panda Silk, natural, or color of choice. a
blend of bamboo, superwash merino wool & combed silk)
Needles US size 5
CO 26 sts.
Work 6 rows in garter st (K all rows)
The outer 4 sts on each side are kept in garter st (K all rows)
Row 1: K4, *YO, K2tog* rep bet *s to last 4 sts, K4
Row 2-8: K 26
Repeat these 8 rows until length desired or until almost out of yarn.
End with 6 rows of garter st.
Accidental Stitch Scarf
Ch = chain
SC = single crochet
Sk = skip
BLO - back loop only
Starting ch of 25 with size H crochet hook will yield a scarf approximately 6" wide.
Increase or decrease in increments of two to make your scarf wider or narrower. The pattern's designer completed a scarf approximately 62" in length using
only 5 oz of yarn, so even if
you like your scarves to be much longer, a full 7 oz skein should be plenty.
Accidental Stitch Scarf Pattern
(Note) The pattern doesn't give a gauge or suggested yarn, but I think that a worsted weight yarn would work nicely.
With size H crochet hook, ch 25.
: SC third ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, SC next ch. Repeat from * across, ending with
SC in last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
: SC in BLO of first ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1, SC in BLO of ch 1 sp. Repeat from * across,
ending with regular SC in last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until scarf is desired length. Weave in ends.
That's it! Crocheting in the back loop of the chain space gives a little depth to
the piece with a very small ridge, without making it bulky. The 'holes' created by
the chain 1 space are very small - just enough to give it some interest without sacrificing
warmth. Using a larger crochet hook would result in larger 'holes', creating a more
## Mimosa Slouchy Beanie
Naturally Caron.com JOY!
(70% Acrylic/30% Bamboo; 2.5oz/70.8g, 138yds/127m):
2 skeins Blue Bird #0005
One circular needle size U.S. 8 (5mm), 24"/60cm long
, or size to obtain gauge
One circular needle size U.S. 6 (4mm), 24"/60cm long
One set of five size U.S. 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
Circumference: 18" Brim, stretched
In Cable and Lace Pattern, 22 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm, using larger needle
2x2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
All Rnds: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Cable and Lace Pattern (multiple of 11 sts)
Rnd 1: *K6, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *C6B, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Cable and Lace Pattern.
C6B: Slip 3 sts to cn, hold to back, k3, k3 from cn.
M1: Lift strand between needles to LH needle and knit strand through back loop. (1
Sk2p: Slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over. (2 stitches
Slip next 2 stitches, 1 at a time, to RH needle as if to knit, return stitches to
LH needle in new orientation, knit 2 stitches together through back loop. (1 stitch
With smaller needle, CO 84 sts. Join to work in the rnd, taking care not to twist
sts; place marker at beginning of rnd.
Work in 2x2 Rib for until piece measures 3" from beg.
Inc Rnd: Change to larger needles. K5, *M1, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4–99 sts.
Next Rnd: Work in Cable and Lace Pattern until piece measures 10" from beg, ending
with Rnd 4 of pattern.
Note: Change to dpns when necessary for number of sts on needle.
Dec Rnd 1: K2, *ssk, k3, sk2p, k3; rep from * to last 9 sts, ssk, k3, sk2p, k1–72
Dec Rnd 2: *K1, sk2p; rep from * to end–36 sts.
Dec Rnd 3: *Ssk; rep from * to end–18 sts.
Rep Dec Rnd 3 once–9 sts.
Break yarn, weave through remaining sts, cinch shut on WS.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Blessings to all, until next month.
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