Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time Travel: DRAGAAN PRINCESS is now on Kindle

Time Travel: DRAGAAN PRINCESS is now on Kindle: I’M CLOSING THIS CHAPTER – CHECK KINDLE MYRT-TY-KY-LY DRAGAAN PRINCESS  is out ...

DRAGAAN PRINCESS is now on Kindle


I’M CLOSING THIS CHAPTER – CHECK KINDLE

MYRT-TY-KY-LY DRAGAAN PRINCESS  is out there for you to read on Kindle.  The first page is blank.  There are still two typos that I know of.  If you find more, I’d be glad to hear about them as I hope to do a re-issue. 

If you want to write a review on Kindle or Amazon, I would like that even if you didn’t mark five stars.  This story tells about a period in our history.  You may not be interested in the 1930s, ‘40’s, ‘50s.   On the other hand you might enjoy my style of reality writing.  Either way, I’m glad you spent a bit of your time in my world. 

For now, I’m putting my first two books and my web site to one side.  www.taswos.com is not the same format as two months ago.  GoDaddy made some changes, I had to adjust and lost my published stories.  It took trial and error for this slow-poke to present my Books, Blogs and Life in a short paced manner.  Go look at it for further information.

NEXT CHAPTER

 
Fred’s bio, “There’s Nothing I Can’t Do,” will be getting 100% of my attention.  I’ve collected a few more pictures and a few more ‘incidents.’ (understatement!)

I’m looking for stories to augment what I’ve found so far.  Does anyone remember 1986 and Phoenix College followed by ASU and marriage?  Were you around when he began teaching at Royal Palm in 1971?    Every anecdote helps to tell about Fred as a person instead of just showing dates.   Write me a note and let’s talk about Fred Cheshire. 




Saturday, January 27, 2018

HOORAY


-------- success --------
The idea started small.  What could we do for Fred?  We said, “Please don’t send flowers to the Service – We want something lasting.” 

Nancy came up with a suggestion.  “Fred didn’t finish the teaching that he loved.  Let’s do it for him.”  Next came phone calls and talking it out.  Yes, it can be done.  It takes $10,000.00 to set up an endowed Scholarship – the kind that keeps growing and stays around forever.  Who’s got a spare 10 g’s in their pocket?

We found out -- Friends and students and caretakers and family and teachers and people from the past and people who care about him now. 

WE  GOT  A  NICE  SURPRISE
IT  TOOK  FOUR  MONTHS TO MEET OUR INITIAL GOAL
Fred’s work will continue!

DR. FREd CHESHIRE SCHOLARSHIP
Glendale College Students needing English language Tutoring

Who did this?  One donation, maybe from a piggy bank, totaled Eight Dollars.  Another letter said “You’re not growing fast enough.  I will double my hundred dollars.”  A former student contributed the largest amount and said:  “His class made all the difference in my life.  I had been bullied and told I was stupid.  Mr. Cheshire didn’t believe that and, when in his class, I had the chance to grow and believe in myself.”

Our Anonymous Donor kept up with all of the contributions and matched until we reached our goal. 

This adds up to a stew-pot mixture of wonderful love for Fred.

----IMPORTANT----
Every contributor receives a notice from Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation that your contribution is income-tax deductible.  You should also have a personal letter signed by Mariam and Magaly to say ‘thank you’ and enclosing “My Story for the Service.”  If you have not received this, please let me know at: MIMAR102@cox.net

----NEXT   STEP----
The dollars* (see below) that are donated from now until March 16, 2018 will go directly for a Fall 2018 Scholarship.  After that donations will go back into the seed money for growing and awarding.  Sister Nancy insisted that we have the first Scholarship this year due to my 90 year old age.  She wants to be sure that I’m around to give the first Award to one of Dr. Fred’s students. 

THERE’S  NOTHING  I  CAN’T DO
Fred’s biography is progressing.  After leaving the Rio Grande Valley, we are in Phoenix and Fred enrolled in Phoenix College. Anyone with anecdotes of those days please get in touch with me.  I’ve already found out that a mother misses a lot.


*Dollars may go to:    https://mcccdf.org/Cheshire  for credit card

Checks may be mailed to:   Please indicate Fred’s name and 5629 
          Maricopa Community College Foundation,
                    2419 West 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281   . . . or . . .
Maricopa Community College Foundation
c/o Mariam Cheshire, 613 N. 4th Ave., #616, Phoenix, AZ 85003


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Time Travel: Myrt-ty-Ky-Ly Review

Time Travel: Myrt-ty-Ky-Ly Review: Hello Everybody I got a review on my new book – I’m not sure if it’s good or bad – but here it is anyway.   “Lifes and Loves of ...

Myrt-ty-Ky-Ly Review


Hello Everybody
I got a review on my new book – I’m not sure if it’s good or bad – but here it is anyway.  


“Lifes and Loves of Myrt-ty-ty-Ky-Ly, Dragaan Princess.”
Today it would be called "reality" and could be printed on the front page of the newspaper. In the 50's it was hidden, Louey couldn't talk about being raped, not even to her family.
   Louey invented a friend, Myrt-ty-Ky-Ly, the Dragaan Princess, so she had someone to call for help. The author goes back and forth -- first a chapter on Myrt-ty and then a chapter on Louey. They both grow up together. The author admits that Louey's life is based on the treatment she had when she was young. It begins with the way it was in the 1930's and a lack of money, then the 1940's with the war heroes returning, and in the 1950's the treatment of women in the workplace and the result of drugs.
   Myrt-ty's dragaan life seems just as real as Louey's life. Her family might be next door, especially GrandMyrt, who has the same bossiness that my grandma did. Growing up she fights the rules. Why can't she do what boy dragaans do?  Then I can't begin to explain about her love life -- it seems rather powerful in the dragaan society.
   When I heard that Mariam had published a new book, I hoped it would be a sequel to Sanctuary. (The Alternate Safe World of Sanctuary). Although both are 'what-if' books, in Myrt-ty-Ky-Ly she presents more to mull over. One such chapter is when Myrt-ty walks in someone else's shoes. Also, is Louey substituting a Dragaan Princess for God?
   As I write this review I'm reading Myrt-ty for the second time and more slowly to understand what I missed the first time. I definitely give it five stars and recommend it to everyone except children.

Available on Amazon now and will have it available on Kindle shortly.  I’m waiting for answers on how to change the format.  First chapter can be read on:  www.taswos.com
“There’s Nothing I Can’t Do.” Fred’s biography, is up to 20,000 words and he is now in college.  I’ll either have to cut a lot or make this a book of three volumes.  Sigh.  I’m waiting for further stories from people who knew him.

Hugs and blessings to all, Mariam

Monday, December 4, 2017

THREE ANNOUNCEMENTS


THREE  ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Lifes and Loves of Myrt-ty-ty-Ky-Ly Dragaan Princess”
is now available on Amazon.
.  ***Not a children’s book.***

After two and a half years MYRT-TY-KY-LY now glides into our world and discloses her friendship with Lu-e.   The pushy yellow-haired fem broke into her Memory Cave in the red mud hills of Virginia.  Myrt-ty had to return to her first Life.  She asked Grand-myrt “Why am I stuck with her training.”

Young Louey in the depression years of the 1930s, wanting answers, chased the golden Dragaan in a leaking rowboat on James River only to hear “When you’re older.”
Or-Vry, the copper-skaled prince, upset Myrt-ty’s goals with a mist of light flame surrounding her in deliciousness.  Did he refer to the Veil of Mating?  Or the Veil of Time?  The sinking of Atlantis might have been his error. 
After the war years of the 1940s Louey made the most important decision of her life and accepted the consequences. 
Orders came for the Draks to transfer to other star systems.  Louey called for help after a debasing wrong.  Would Myrt-ty leave her tyke or Lu-e?  

Fact or Fiction? Both the good and the bad shown for Louey are based on my personal experience. Some stories have been enhanced, some have been limited. The description of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s would be fact.

Myrt-ty-Ky-Ly’s part? I sat at the keyboard and words appeared on paper. Myrt-ty wrote her own story and you will need to ask her if it is Fact or Fiction.

100% of all monies received go to the Fred Cheshire endowed Scholarship Fund

“THERE’S  NOTHING  I  CAN’T  DO”
Biography of Fred Duane Heiny Cheshire        -        December 22, 1945 -  September 22, 2017
                                                                                                                                        
I’m looking for help. – Did you know Fred???


We arrived in Phoenix in 1963 --  Phoenix College and Encanto Park and ASU.

Do you remember when Fred walked?

Did you know Fred at - Royal Palm – or - Gary Tang  - or - Phoenix College  - or - Glendale College ???

Did Fred help you with Spanish or Citizenship??

Were you a Nurse or an Attendant??

Did you call Fred friend or sweetheart???

Help me with stories of these times and others that I don’t know to mention.  I am most appreciative of those who are offering their memories and I’m looking to fill in the blank places.
Send me a note at mimar102@cox.net and we will talk.

FRED   DUANE  CHESHIRE  SCHOLARSHIP
We celebrate Fred’s life with that which he loved best –
Helping his students over a bump in the road, helping his students when lack of English holds them back. 

In order to have an Endowment fund, where the original donations stay intact and scholarships are awarded with the earned monies, $10,000.00 is required. 
How long will it take for those who know Fred and/or want to help his students to reach our goal? 

We have had many generous donations and someplace we know Fred is applauding. 
The total raised to date is  $4200.63. 

Checks may be mailed to:   
                          Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation,                                                                       
                              2419 West 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281                            
                                         Please indicate Fred’s name and 5629 or . . . . .

Maricopa Community College Foundation, c/o Mariam Cheshire,
 613 N. 4th Ave. #616, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or . . . .

                            https://mcccdf.org/Cheshire  for credit card


AN ANONYMOUS DONOR WILL MATCH DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR

For every dollar you contribute to Fred’s Scholarship fund, it will be matched until this person has contributed five thousand dollars.
Every dollar helps.

I will send you a letter or email to give you my thanks.  You will hear from MCCD for your tax deduction. 





Monday, October 9, 2017

THERE'S NOTHING I CAN'T DO


There’s  Nothing  I  Can’t  Do


I have written and rewritten this.  Now I throw that away and type it like it is. 

Sad words:  It might have been.
Misery:  It shouldn’t have happened.
Tear out a heart:  I have lost my child.

The Memorial Service for my son, Fred Duane Cheshire, took place on September 30th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Glendale.  If I had not been numbed, I would have considered it a beautiful Service. 

Pastor Peter, a friend of Fred’s, spoke loud and clear.  He called Fred “a Bridge Builder.” He said: “Fred looked around and saw gaps that needed bridging. . . . computer know-how . . . social activities . . . language skills . . . tutoring . . . cultural togetherness . . . citizenship . . . He brought people together with what interested them and excited them and he shared those passions.”

Dan, as one of his caretakers, gave us stories that came about due to Fred’s needs as a quadriplegic.  Fred pushed the envelope and Dan rescued him in ways that sounded funny when told after the disaster was over. 


I kept my tears away long enough to tell about Fred’s life growing up:  his eagerness to learn about everything including rocks, stamps, chess, science fiction, Spanish and people.  He earned his degrees from Phoenix College and A.S.U., married Sue and took to teaching like a duck to water at Royal Palm Jr. High. 

To our way of thinking, his death should not have happened.  A routine sinus procedure to help him breath better and all appeared to be O.K.  Suddenly the paddles were called for.  One-two-three-four-five-six-seven and his heart began beating once more.  The doctor said it was not a heart attack. 

I had been strolling around St. Louis ready to take off on a seven day boat trip on the Cumberland River to Nashville.  When I called the hospital to check on the results of his procedure, the nurse said, “If he were my son, I would be on the next plane home.”

When I came in early the next morning, Fred opened his blue eyes and knew I was there.  That was the last time I would have communication with my kid.  From December 22, 1945, when someone plopped a 5 pound scrawny, red, wrinkled, crying baby in my waiting arms until that fatal date of September 9, 2017 adds up to 26,194 days or 71 years, 8 months, 18 days.  I thank you, God, for every hour of that special merry-go-round loving time. 


Many people stayed around after the Service to tell me how Fred had impacted their life:  Citizenship stories, foreign students with tutoring help, a young woman who had scuba-dived with him, and a lady who had been in Fred’s 8th grade and remembered when he walked, taking giant steps across the room, always eager to reach his goal. 


I have much to do now.  Messages await.  Where we have addresses from the email and the beautiful cards and the signed Guest book, we want to keep in touch. Magaly, his special Magy, and I want to thank the people who have donated to the Scholarship fund. 


My second book -- “The Lifes and Loves of MYRT-TY-KY-LY, Dragaan Princess” -- will be published this month on Amazon.  I begin to tell Fred’s story when “GranMyrt placed a safety net around the baby heart of Fritz.“   (not a children’s story)

Next:  I will begin, “There’s Nothing I Can’t Do, the Biography of Fred Duane Heiny Cheshire.”  In the back of my closet I found three golden files with Fred’s early letters, newspaper stories about his accident and even a rough draft of a book started back in 1977.  I will be looking for people who participated in Fred’s life and ask for their stories.  Don’t be concerned with sentence structure or commas, just write to: MIMAR102@COX.NET

Top-top priority will be the growth of Fred’s Endowment Scholarship fund at Glendale Community College.  We celebrate Fred’s life with that which he loved best -- helping his students over a bump in the road, helping his students when lack of English held them back. 

AN ANONYMOUS DONOR WILL MATCH DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR

For every dollar you contribute to Fred’s Scholarship fund, it will be matched until this person has contributed five thousand dollars.  In order to have an Endowment fund, where the original donations stay intact and scholarships are awarded with the earned monies, $10,000.00 is required.  How long will it take for those who know Fred and/or want to help his students to reach our goal? 

Checks may be mailed to:   
                          Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation,                                                                        2419 West 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281                            
                                         Please indicate Fred’s name and 5629 or . . . . .

                            https://mcccdf.org/Cheshire  for credit card

I will send you a letter or email to give you my thanks.  

 Thank you for listening to my story.    Hugs and blessings, Mariam