“I would like to talk about a topic that is near and dear to me.
I realize I’m a little late here being that Christmas was
celebrated the other day. As I say better late than never. I was
really busy lately with last minute shopping for my Christian
friends and Jesus’s birthday. After all Christmas is a birthday
celebration. One more thing dears Nothing wrong with Happy
Holidays. Nobody is preventing anyone from saying Merry Christmas.
I say state whatever makes your toes tap. I do hope every Christian
enjoyed Christmas and everyone was able to enjoy the
Christmas/Holiday season. I’m hoping the season with whatever
special day you celebrate that it was meaningful, joyful to you.
Businesses say happy holidays because it includes everyone Happy
Holidays is conclusive.
Being of the Jewish persuasion I celebrate Hanukkah. No make that
us Jews observe the holiday. yes we get out electron microscopes
and we carefully scrutinize every part of this special day. Just a
bon mot. Hanukkah even though it originated near the birth of a
certain Jewish boy. Legend has it in a stable. I suppose being the
Christmas season the hotels were booked. At any rate Hanukkah is
not Judaism’s version of Christmas. Though I sincerely wish my dear
Christian friends a merry Christmas. To each their own I say.
Lady Lynda wags her finger at the crowd seated in front of her. To
signal emphasis. She cleared her throat. Took a sip of water and
continued with her speech. As she talked she looked at the people’s
expression to see their how they were responding. How friendly,
interested they were.
“This holiday is in remembrance when around 100 BCE. That’s our
version of BC The letters stand for Before the Christian Era. Oh
pardon my interruption. Continuing on. The Maccabees , fighters for
the faith defeated the dastardly Syrians and Greeks who
ignominiously forbade our folks to practice our faith. How
truculent of them. I suppose they never heard of the expression.
Practice makes perfect. To add insult to injury they made our
ancestors worship a pig in their Grecian temples. Pigs are not
kosher. The Hebrew word is tref. It means unclean. The Hebrews took
umbrage with their rulers. Mind you I am utterly certain modern day
Greeks and Syrians arn’t like that these days. One must not condemn
any ethnic group for how they were in the past. Its in the past. I
say let go of it. Tata”
“This special day lasts seven days. The reason is there was only
enough oil for one day. What a miracle. Oh such fortuitous event.
The oil lasted seven days. Ergo we are in observance for one week.
Some of us light a candle holder with seven structures for seven
candles. The explanation for this is the larger one is in the
middle. With this one we light a candle for each of the seven days.
Me personally I skp this part because Heaven forbid I would
inadvertently start a fire. But most of us do. The true meaning of
this time of year is religious freedom. To be free to worship as we
please. Oh by the way there is one similarity with Christmas. One
that is quite important to our dear boys and girls. Their mothers
and fathers give out a gift a day. Some of give out little flat
round chocolates wrapped in golden foil to represent money, or in
the Hebraic language gelt. Some of us spin a top with eight sides
called a dreidal. We bet on what side with wound on the surface it
is on. Sometimes we sing “Dreidel dreidel dreidal. I made it out of
clay. With dreidal, dreidel. We dreidel I will play. Lady Lynda
sang in a sweet contralto. We make potato pancakes called Latkes.
So in essence it is a major time for us Jews. ”
The woman nervously stammered as she relaid her predictiment.
Dan D was stunned. He was filled with consternation. He was
dumbfounded on how to react. She told him how she was constantly
emotionally, physically and sexually abused by the man she at first
thought was her mentor. She asked if Dan D. Walker could help her
once and for all escape her tormentor
“You escaped him now”replied Walker in a reassuring tone.
“I can’t go on like this. I got away from his clutches yet somehow
or another. Either him or his faithful henchmen will find me.. You
must I beg of you to help me to get away from his clutches. I know
you’re the only one who understands. You know what its like to feel
the sting of the only attention is one to be stared at…jeered at.
He wants to completely destroy my confidence. I felt so sorry for
you at the “World’s Cheapest Freak show. To be seen as a deformity
rather than a man. The brawny Texan felt a lump in his throat. He
saw he was not alone in his feelings of odd person out. He held her
tightly, partly because of gratitude and to show he truly cared.
Walker tenderly bowed his head toward the bullied woman..The light
from the moon shone on the soft curves of her tender neck. Her
golden brown eyes lit up as she realized at last she found the man
willing and able to help her escape the clutches of the man who did
his best to hold her prisoner in her own apartment. Now thanks for
Daniel Delbert Walker she was at last free of his clutches.
Daniel Delbert Walker looked out his bedroom picture window he
immediately noticed a young woman with copper canyon daisies in her
flaxen hair. She shouted “Howdy! to him He ambled toward his room
door Walker didn’t know what to make of the brash woman. Her
screechy yell was as inviting as bathing in poison ivy. Dan told
himself he was as into gals as most men but this much. Still he was
curious about her. Once he was outside in the dark, the sliver of a
moon silvery gray with a brisk breeze he saw how foolish he was
standing there sans overcoat in the bitter cold: He saw the cars
and cabs whizzing by on the nearby highway.
“Oh, there you are!” she purred swinging her tote as if it were
magnet drawing in the handsome cowboy,. “Do your Texan now; Tex!”
Startled. he stumbled. His pride sunk as he landed on his back
side, Dan D, wished he wore his heavy wool coat to cushion his
backside He wished he could cushion his pride too. . There the
woman was, standing a few feet from him, laughing her head off.
Then pulled her daisie against her smug face. A glimmer of the
moonliight fell across the scene as Walker tried to move his sore
knees. Where did she come from? What did she want from him? It
seemed as if she just suddenly appeared out of thin air. If only
she wasnt so brazen. Gyratng her hips over his sore body and
wounded pride. Her limpid gray eyes gazing as if he was a prize
The Texan found it hard to concentrate in the brisk weather.It
wasn’t as if he feared her physically.She was a slip of a woman. It
was her bold brashinessthat threw him off guard.
The brawny Texan sauntered on bsck to the hotel room entrace.
“Don’t leave me here.” she screamed.. Stunned he asked her why. The
woman tried to tell him but the words got caught in her throat.
They both stood there , gazing at each other trying to find answers
“You ” she said. your face, is wilful, yet firm, strong chin,
caring eyes. “Don’t presume this is a coincidence we’re here.she
said “If you help it could save my life.” Her hand reached out to
the rugged man’s hand.. “Time is running out for me?she said,
bitterly; “Please don’t be ignorant. Help me.Walker was stunned.
She lunged towards him in desperation. Can you understsnd how
desperate I am?” “I’m asking for help from a near total
Suddenly Dan. D recollected he saw her several times staring at him
at the freak show. The color left his face as he remembered how her
expression back then was one of darkness. It was like there was no
understamdomg in her contenance. Yet there was no malice either..
“Please don’t be frightened” I need you to help me get there as I
am.” “Yes,” she said, resolutely “my brother–” An expression of
utter horror came into her face. “What on earth can I do?”
“It’s all right;,” D.D. Walker said,reassuringly. . Suddenly they
heard sirens, Dan D. immediately noticed her eyes followed closely
the route of the cop car. “I got to run” she said. Off she ran. The
Texan gasped as the lady kickef her high heels. Walker made frantic
gestures to hasten. her back to him. But she completely ignored
them. . “Sa-ay!” he drawled she sure is stranger than a three
headed frog. First she’s pleading for my help Next moment she’s off
to the hills. I’m getting weary of this. What in tarnation is going
on? . I just know we was talkin’ to each other commented Dan in his
thick Texan drawl. ” two people who got caught the the moment. We
stood together, gazed in to our eyes and next I knew she fled.. She
pleaded for help. I’m attempting to collect my thoughts and make
sense of of the incedent. Without a second hesitaton Dan D. ran
after the woman. He tried to see what was happening into some
logical sequence But the harder he thought, the more illogical the
experience seemed How for Heaven’s sake did he ever get jured into
a woman who was nearly a total stranger to him. If only he could
discover her situation? What blind luck tobe encountered by her.
What was her problem? The Texas man thought of going to Google to
seek more info on her. Heck every major search engine such as
Yahoo, Bing, Ask and many more.
Dan D. sensed the situation was urgent.. He looked at the highway.
“The poor little thing!” he thought I am so worried about her. I
must persue her to find out what’s going on with her. To be