Before noon the sky turned dark, the thunder rolled and the rain started. Higher up the mountain it started snowing. I was huddled in a sweat suit top, and two hoodies determined not to let my upper body get as cold as it has been.
One of the nationwide homeless advocates who regularly appears on television said on twitter: "Police just dropped off one of our homeless friends. In 4 months I was gone looks like he aged years."
You really do. Homelessness ages you like nothing I have ever seen before. You start to look like you have been picked up by the heels and dipped in age. I could probably pass for a 65-70 yr old today.
This isn't an easy road for women who are closer to 60 than 40 years. It isn't easy for anyone no matter what their age, health or sex.
Friends and I have been working together to help another man who lost his home, and lost everything. Like myself his experience made him look around at the millions of homeless wondering what he could do to help others.
You simply can't turn your back on those you know will go on giving to others. As one person so rightfully said; "Helping people is like watching a small ripple on the surface of the water. Soon, that ripple grows into other ripples"....
Today has been a tough day, hard physically and emotionally. I am cold, exhausted and coughing up a storm. The cold wind is beating this shed promising a very cold night ahead.
But tonight I will try to focus on someone else who has suffered misfortune. I would like to ask one question though... How cold does it have to get before the homeless become human beings?
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.
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." ~William Pitt