I had so much to do today my head was spinning. Trying to get clean anything - sheets, blankets,towels, jeans, came after I had rushed to Lawrence Bros, Harvey's Feed, Nogal and back to Alto.
3 years ago I tried to beg a local company for a house we called the "Rafter 11 house." It was a tiny house, perhaps built in the 1950's, that had been made into a tack store. It had to have been all of perhaps 700 sq feet - but cute as a button.
Desperate for any home I contacted the company that purchased a large expanse of land the Rafter 11 house was sat on ... and I tried to buy it. The Avalon company intended to build The Avalon Center, an uptown mall with a restaurant and art gallery. It became a no-win situation without cash in hand, and Robert Huckins was refusing to return the money he stole.
But that little house just put a bur under my saddle. If it could be moved I desperately wanted it. I needed any home.. but that house was just adorable. As the years past I quit trying mainly because of circumstances . Some of the Avalon buildings had structural problems due to subsidence, and eventually one by one section closed.
Today I drove by and the Rafter 11 house was gone. I couldn't help but start crying.
The day was simply gorgeous. So beautiful and sunny. It's hard to imagine that in 24 hours I will be singing a different tune, perhaps even with substantial snow.
The storm is supposed to be here by tomorrow evening and continue through Saturday. Getting prepared means the difference between life and death when you are homeless and have no means to get creature comforts.
There has to be someone related to Robert & Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that our money would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”~ Confucius