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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ancestry Family History

To know the future, you need to know the past or something like that, So I researched my family history and this is what I found. I was unable to get a lot of information on my mothers' Jordan side. So most of the info is from my fathers' Sanders side of the family. I joined ancestry.com 14 day free trial and this is what I have found so far.
I have since cancelled my subscription before they were able to charge me. Some of the names underlined have outside links into information on a particular individual.Here's some of my history on how I came to be.

Marmaduke Constable High Sheriff

Your 16th great grandfather
Birth 1455 in Flamborough, Yorks, England
Death 20 Nov 1518 in Flamborough, Yorks, Eng, England

When Marmaduke Constable was born in 1455 in Flamborough, England, his father, Sir, was 32 and his mother, Agnes, was 15. He married Margery FitzHUGH in 1455 in Yorkshire, England. He then married Joyce Stafford and they had four sons and two daughters together. He died on November 20, 1518, in England, at the age of 63. Was a courtier and soldier during the reigns of Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII

Marmaduke Constable

Your 15th great grandfather
Birth 1481 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England
Death 12 Sep 1545 in Everingham, Yorkshire, England

Marmaduke Constable was born in 1481 in Flamborough, England, the only child of Marmaduke and Joyce. He had three children from one relationship between 1497 and 1508. He then married Barbara Sothill and they had one child together in 1500. He then had one child with Elizabeth Darcy in 1510. Marmaduke died on September 12, 1545, in Everingham, England, at the age of 64.  Sir Marmaduke Constable (c.1480 – 14 September 1545), of Everingham, Yorkshire, was an English soldier and Member of Parliament. He was the great-grandfather of the poet, Henry Constable, author of Diana, one of the first sonnet sequences in English.

SIR ROBERT CONSTABLE

Your 14th great grandfather
Birth 1500 in Everingham, Yorkshire, England
Death 29 Oct 1558 in Everingham, Yorkshire, England

SIR ROBERT CONSTABLE was born in 1500 in Everingham, England, the only child of Marmaduke and Barbara. He married KATHERINE MANNERS in 1526 in Everingham, England. They had 12 children during their marriage. He died on October 29, 1558, in Everingham, England, at the age of 58.

Was a member of the English Tudor gentry. He helped Henry VII to defeat the Cornish rebels at the Battle of Blackheath in 1497. He did not share in the renewal of the rising which took place in January 1537; but he refused the king's invitation to proceed to London, and was arrested, tried for treason, and hanged at Hull in the following June.

Sir Marmaduke Constable

Your 13th great grandfather
Birth 1533 in Everingham, Yorkshire, , England
Death 1 Feb 1574 in Everingham, Yorkshire, , England

When Sir Marmaduke Constable was born in 1533 in Everingham, England, his father, SIR, was 33 and his mother, KATHERINE, was 22. He married Jane Conyers in 1547 in Everingham, England. He had four children by the time he was 23. He died on February 1, 1574, in Everingham, England, at the age of 41.

Elizabeth Mallory

Your 13th great grandmother
Birth 1513 in Studley, Yorkshire, England
Death 1557 in Studley, Yorkshire, England

When Elizabeth Mallory was born in 1513 in Yorkshire, England, her father, Sir, was 13 and her mother, Lady, was 13. She was married four times and had six sons and five daughters. She died in 1557 in Yorkshire, England, at the age of 44.

 

Robert Stapleton

Your 12th great grandfather
Birth 1548 in Wighill, Yorkshire, England
Death 3 Oct 1606 in , Yorkshire, , England

When Robert Stapleton was born in 1548 in Wighill, England, his father, Robert, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 35. He married Katherine Constable in 1574 in Wighill, England. They had five children during their marriage. He died on October 3, 1606, in Yorkshire, England, at the age of 58.


Katherine Constable

Your 12th great grandmother
Birth 1552 in Everingham, Yorkshire, , England
Death 1580 in Everingham, Yorkshire, , England

Katherine Constable was born in 1552 in Everingham, England, the only child of Sir Marmaduke and Jane. She married Robert Stapleton in 1579 in Yorkshire, England. She had five children by the time she was 28. She died as a young mother in 1580 in Everingham, England, at the age of 28.

Possible meaning of the surname Constable

English: occupational name for the law-enforcement officer of a parish, from Middle English,

Henry Stapleton

Your 11th great grandfather
Birth 1574 in Of Wighill, Yorkshire, England
Death 16 Feb 1631 in Holborn, London, England

When Henry Stapleton was born in 1574 in Wighill, England, his father, Robert, was 26 and his mother, Katherine, was 22. He married Mary Forster on July 5, 1599, in England. They had nine children in 20 years. He died on February 16, 1631, in London, England, at the age of 57.

 

Sir John Hotham II

Your 11th great grandfather
Birth July 1589 in Scorborough, Yorkshire, England
Death 2 Jan 1645 in Tower Hill, London, England

Sir John Hotham was born in July 1589 in Scorborough, England. He married Katherine Rodes on February 16, 1607, in Cheshire, England. They had two children during their marriage. He died on January 2, 1645, in London, England, at the age of 55.

The younger John Hotham's mother was Katherine Rhodes, daughter of Sir John Rhodes, whom the father married 16 February 1606/1607. Sir John Hotham had two other sons who were persons of some note, by his second wife, Anne Rokeby, daughter of Ralph Rokeby, (married 16 July 1614):
  • Charles Hotham (1615 – c. 1672), rector of Wigan, a Cambridge scholar and author of Ad philosophiam Teutonicam Manuductio (1648)
  • Durant Hotham (1617–1691), who wrote a Life of Jakob Boehme (1654).

Katherine Rodes

Your 11th great grandmother
Birth 1591 in Barlborough, Derbyshire, England
Death 16 July 1614 in England

Katherine Rodes was born in 1591 in Barlborough, England. She married Sir John Hotham on February 16, 1607, in Cheshire, England. They had two children during their marriage. She died as a young mother on July 16, 1614, in England, at the age of 23.

Edward O'Brian

Your 10th great grandfather
Birth 1600 in Limerick, Ireland
Death UNKNOWN

Edward O'Brian was born in 1600 in Limerick, Ireland. He had one daughter with Ann Moore.


SIR PHILIP STAPLETON

Your 10th great grandfather
Birth 1603 in Wartre on the Wolds, Yorkshire, England
Death Aug. 18, 1647 in Calais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

When SIR PHILIP STAPLETON was born in 1603 in Yorkshire, England, his father, Henry, was 29 and his mother, Mary, was 24. He married FRANCES HOTHAM and they had 14 children together. He then married Barbara Lennard and they had three children together between 1632 and 1644. He died on August 18, 1647, in Calais, France, at the age of 44.

FRANCES HOTHAM

Your 10th great grandmother
Birth 1608 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Death 1637 in Wighill, Yorkshire, England

When FRANCES HOTHAM was born in 1608 in Scarborough, England, her father, Sir, was 18 and her mother, Katherine, was 17. She married SIR PHILIP STAPLETON in February 1637 in St Ann Blackfriars, England. They had 10 children during their marriage. She died as a young mother in 1637 in Wighill, England, at the age of 29.

Possible meaning of the surname HOTHAM

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Hotham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, named from a dative plural hodum of an Old English hod ‘shelter’.

 

Patric Maloney

Your 9th great grandfather
Birth 1632 in Limerick, Ireland
Death 1694 in Virginia, United States

Patric Maloney was born in 1632 in Limerick, Ireland. He had one daughter with Helen Obrian in 1653. He died in 1694 in Virginia, at the age of 62.

John Stapleton

Your 9th great grandfather
Birth 13 Aug 1628 in Warter, Yorkshire, England
Death 3 May 1697 in York, Yorkshire, England

When John Stapleton was born on August 13, 1628, in Warter, England, his father, SIR, was 25 and his mother, FRANCES, was 20. He married Elizabeth Mary Lawson in 1657 in Hartshead, England. They had eight children during their marriage. He died on May 3, 1697, in York, England, at the age of 68.

Dr. Thomas William Stapleton

Your 8th great grandfather
Birth 1658 in Salford, Lancashire, England
Death 6 Nov 1706 in Middlesex, Virginia

When Dr. Thomas William Stapleton was born in 1658 in Salford, England, his father, John, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 21. He married Mary Frances Needles in October 1685 in Middlesex, Virginia. They had eight children during their marriage. He died on November 6, 1706, in Middlesex, Virginia, at the age of 48.

Mary Frances Needles

Your 8th great grandmother
Birth 1663 in Poole, Yorkshire, England
Death in Virginia, United States

When Mary Frances Needles was born in 1663 in Poole, England, her father, John, was 25 and her mother, Frances, was 23. She married Thomas Stapleton in October 1685 in Middlesex, Virginia. They had eight children during their marriage. She died in Virginia.

John Hubbard

Your 8th great grandfather
Birth 1661 in New Kent, York, Virginia, United States
Death 1726 in New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States

John Hubbard was born in 1661 in York, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Maloney in 1675 in New Kent, Virginia. He had five children by the time he was 21. He died in 1726 in New Kent, Virginia, at the age of 65.


Elizabeth Maloney

Your 8th great grandmother
Birth 1653 in New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Death 1675

Elizabeth Maloney was born in 1653 in New Kent, Virginia. She married John Hubbard in 1675 in her hometown. They had five children during their marriage. She died as a young mother in 1675 at the age of 22.

Possible meaning of the surname Maloney - Irish (Munster)

Thomas Stapleton

Your 7th great grandfather
Birth 1690 in Middlesex, Virginia, United States
Death 14 Dec 1732 in Caroline, Virginia, United States

When Thomas Stapleton was born in 1690 in Middlesex, Virginia, his father, Thomas, was 32 and his mother, Mary, was 27. He married MARGARET MARY WILLIAMSON on August 7, 1718, in Middlesex, Virginia. They had six children during their marriage. He died on December 14, 1732, in Caroline, Virginia, at the age of 42.

MARGARET MARY WILLIAMSON

Your 7th great grandmother
Birth 1690 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia, United States
Death 1767 in Caroline, Virginia, United States

When MARGARET MARY WILLIAMSON was born in 1690 in Middlesex, Virginia, her father, Robert, was 32 and her mother, Katherine, was 30. She was married three times and had five sons and seven daughters. She died in 1767 in Caroline, Virginia, having lived a long life of 77 years.

Possible meaning of the surname WILLIAMSON

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish

 

John Echols

Your 7th great grandfather
Birth 1619 in Grovesend, Kent, England
Death 1680 in Old Point Comford, Lee, Virginia, United States

John Echols was born in 1619 in Kent, England. He married Sarah in 1670 in England. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1680 in Lee, Virginia, at the age of 61.


Sarah

Your 7th great grandmother
Birth 1628 in Wells, Norfolk, England
Death 1688 in England

Sarah was born in 1628 in Norfolk, England. She married John Echols in 1670 in England. They had one child during their marriage. She died in 1688 in England, at the age of 60.


Benjamin Hubbard

Your 6th great grandfather
Birth 1680 in Williamsburg, James, Virginia, USA
Death 1717 in Halifax, Virginia, United States

When Benjamin Hubbard was born in 1680 in Williamsburg, Virginia, his father, John, was 19. He married Sarah in 1710 in Virginia. They had 11 children during their marriage. He died in 1717 in Halifax, Virginia, at the age of 37.


Sarah Hubbard

Your 6th great grandmother
Birth 1680 in King William, King William, Virginia, United States
Death 1780 in King William, King William, Virginia, United States

Sarah Hubbard was born in 1680 in King William, Virginia, the only child of Benjamin. She married Benjamin in 1710 in Virginia. They had 12 children during their marriage. She died in 1780 in her hometown, at the impressive age of 100.

Mary Cave

Your 6th great grandmother
Birth 1670 in Orange, Virginia, United States
Death 1712 in Virginia, United States

Mary Cave was born in 1670 in Orange, Virginia, the only child of John. She married John Echols in 1688 in Caroline, Virginia. They had 17 children during their marriage. She died in 1712 in Virginia, at the age of 42.

Possible meaning of the surname Cave

English (of Norman origin) and northern French: nickname for a bald man, from Anglo-Norman French cauf ‘bald’. Compare Chaffee. adm; pwh.

John Echols

Your 6th great grandfather
Birth 1650 in New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Death 1712 in Caroline, Virginia, United States

John Echols was born in 1650 in New Kent, Virginia. He married Mary Cave in 1688 in Caroline, Virginia. They had 21 children during their marriage. He died in 1712 in Caroline, Virginia, at the age of 62.

WILLIAM HALL

Your 6th great grandfather
Birth 1710 in Virginia, United States
Death 27 Mar 1750 in Virginia, United States

WILLIAM HALL was born in 1710 in Virginia, the only child of William. He married MARY STAPLETON in 1730 in Virginia. They had five children in 20 years. He died on March 27, 1750, in Virginia, at the age of 40.


MARY STAPLETON

Your 6th great grandmother
Birth 1716 in Middlesex, Virginia, United States
Death 1750 in Virginia USA

MARY STAPLETON was born in 1716 in Middlesex, Virginia, the only child of Thomas and MARGARET MARY. She married WILLIAM HALL in 1730 in Virginia. They had five children in 20 years. She died as a young mother in 1750 in Virginia, at the age of 34.

Possible meaning of the surname STAPLETON - Irish, of English origin

Augustine Brown

Your 5th great grandfather
Birth 1730 in Virginia, United States
Death in Georgia, United States

Augustine Brown was born in 1730 in Virginia, the only child of Jemimah. He had one child with Frankey Hall and one more child. He died in Georgia.

Francesca (Frankey) Hall

Your 5th great grandmother
Birth 1730 in Virginia, United States
Death Unknown

Francesca (Frankey) Hall was born in 1730 in Virginia, the only child of WILLIAM and MARY. She married Augustine Brown. They had one child during their marriage.

Possible meaning of the surname Hall - English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian:

Abraham Echols

Your 5th great grandfather
Birth 1700 in Comfort, Lee, Virginia, USA
Death 1749-10-03 in Lunenburg,,Virginia,USA

When Abraham Echols was born in 1700 in Lee, Virginia, his father, John, was 50 and his mother, Mary, was 30. He married Sarah Hubbard in 1730 in New Kent, Virginia. They had 10 children in 18 years. He died on October 3, 1749, in Lunenburg, Virginia, at the age of 49.

Sarah Hubbard

Your 5th great grandmother
Birth 1700 in Comfort, Lee, Virginia, USA
Death 1749 in ,,Virginia,USA

When Sarah Hubbard was born in 1700 in Lee, Virginia, her father, Benjamin, was 20 and her mother, Sarah, was 20. She married Abraham Echols in 1730 in New Kent, Virginia. They had 12 children in 21 years. She died in 1749 in Virginia, at the age of 49.

Possible meaning of the surname Hubbard - English (chiefly Leicestershire): variant of Hubert.

Joshua Echols

Your 4th great grandfather
Birth 2 Apr 1748 in Chshr, Virginia, United States
Death 18 Aug 1834 in Fanning Place, Georgia, United States

Joshua Echols was born on April 2, 1748, in Virginia, the only child of Abraham and Sarah. He married Hannah Brown about 1767 in Caroline, Virginia. They had four children in 16 years. He died on August 18, 1834, in Georgia, having lived a long life of 86 years.

Hannah Brown

Your 4th great grandmother
Birth 1751 in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States
Death 23 Oct 1818 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

Hannah Brown was born in 1751 in Prince George, Virginia, the only child of Augustine and Frankey. She married Joshua Echols about 1767 in Caroline, Virginia. They had four children in 16 years. She died on October 23, 1818, in Pendleton, South Carolina, at the age of 67.

Possible meaning of the surname Brown - English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion,  

Darius Jasper Echols

Your 3rd great grandfather
Birth 1801 in Habersham, Georgia, United States
Death May 1865 in Clark, Habersham, Georgia, United States

Darius Jasper Echols was born in 1801 in Habersham, Georgia, the only child of Joshua and Hannah. He married Hannah Thomas on January 15, 1863, in Habersham, Georgia. He then married Hannah Thomas and they had one son together in 1835. He died in May 1865 in Habersham, Georgia, at the age of 64.

Hannah Thomas

Your 3rd great grandmother
Birth 1804 in Habersham, Georgia, United States
Death 1904 in Franklin, Georgia, United States

When Hannah Thomas was born in 1804 in Habersham, Georgia, her father, 8. Hugh Emmanuel, was 19 and her mother, 8. Nancy Magdaline, was 22. She married William Thomas in 1813 in Habersham, Georgia. She then married Darius Jasper Echols and they had six sons and four daughters together between 1818 and 1841. She died in 1904 in Franklin, Georgia, at the impressive age of 100.

Jasper Thomas

Your 2nd great grandfather
Birth abt 1835 in Georgia
Death 4 Dec 1926 in Copperhill, Polk, Tennessee, United States

Jasper Thomas was born about 1835 in Georgia, the only child of Darius Jasper and Hannah. He married Hester Thomas and they had eight sons and 11 daughters together. He then married Phillip Martin Thomas in 1878. He died on December 4, 1926, in Copperhill, Tennessee, at the age of 91.

Hester A Thomas

Your 2nd great grandmother
Birth 4 Jul 1848 in Habersham, Georgia, United States
Death 19 Aug 1933 in Copperhill, Polk, Tennessee, United States

Hester A. Thomas was born on July 4, 1848, in Habersham, Georgia. She married Jasper on September 20, 1874, in Gilmer, Georgia. They had 20 children during their marriage. She died on August 19, 1933, in Copperhill, Tennessee, at the age of 85.

Grace Diffenbaugh

Your great grandmother
Birth abt 1877 in Illinois
Death 29 Aug 1925 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois

Grace Diffenbaugh was born about 1877 in Illinois. She married Moe J. Jordan and they had two children together between 1898 and 1900. She then had four children with John J. Jordan between 1903 and 1906. She died on August 29, 1925, in Freeport, Illinois, at the age of 48.

Possible meaning of the surname Diffenbaugh - Americanized spelling of German Diefenbach

James Thomas Sanders

Your great grandfather
Birth 30 APR 1861 in Tennessee
Death 04 MAR 1901 in Copperhill, Polk, Tennessee

James Thomas Sanders was born on April 30, 1861, in Tennessee. He married Louisa Leana Thomas and they had seven children together. He then had five children with Josie Sanders between 1886 and 1904. He died on March 4, 1901, in Copperhill, Tennessee, at the age of 39.

Possible meaning of the surname Sanders: English, Scottish, and North German

Louisa Leana Thomas

Your great grandmother
Birth 14 DEC 1864 in Georgia
Death 30 JUL 1949 in Fulton, Georgia

Louisa Leana Thomas was born on December 14, 1864, in Georgia. She married James Thomas Sanders and they had five sons and two daughters together between 1884 and 1901. She then married Will Calton on December 16, 1903, in Polk, Tennessee. She died on July 30, 1949, in Fulton, Georgia, at the age of 84.

Possible meaning of the surname Thomas: English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian

William Fred Sanders SR

Your paternal grandfather
Birth 28 AUG 1901 in Copperhill, Polk, Tennessee
Death 09 MAR 1975 in Smyrna, Cobb, Georgia

When William Fred Sanders was born on August 28, 1901, in Copperhill, Tennessee, his mother, Louisa, was 36. He married Lucy on December 24, 1924, in Fulton, Georgia. They had seven children during their marriage. He died on March 9, 1975, in Smyrna, Georgia, at the age of 73.

Lucy Mae High

step grandmother
Birth 1905-02-13 in Lloyd, Jefferson, Florida
Death 1982-05-02 in Smyrna, Cobb, Georgia

Lucy Sanders was born on February 13, 1905, in Lloyd, Florida. She married William Fred on December 24, 1924, in Fulton, Georgia. She had seven children by the time she was 27. She died on May 2, 1982, in Smyrna, Georgia, at the age of 77.


Major Collis Lewis Jordan

step grandfather
Birth 27 Feb 1903 in Winnebago, Illinois, United States

Collis Lewis Jordan was born on February 27, 1903, in Winnebago, Illinois, the only child of John J. He had one daughter.

William Fred Sanders

Your father
Birth 19 AUG 1925 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
Death 07 OCT 1970 in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA

When William Fred Sanders was born on August 19, 1925, in Atlanta, Georgia, his father, William, was 23 and his mother, Lucy, was 20. He had one son (that would be me) on October 31, 1969. He died on October 7, 1970, in Miami, Florida, at the age of 45.

     
Kevin Dale Sanders - October 31st, 1969 - Miami, Florida

Nancy Jane Jordan

mother
Birth July 22 in Chicago Illinois
Death 1985 in Marathon, Florida, USA 
 Donald "Doc" Mac Donald

stepfather
Birth Nov. 28th 1917                     
Notice: Constable: Kind of odd ,I think. Given the last name of my 16th Great Grandfather.Full circle in a weird way? Maybe I just think too much!

Death  Jul 6th 2002 Marathon, Florida Keys





Grandfather - William Fred Sanders, Sr. - Aug. 28th, 1901 - March 9th 1975 Smyrna Georgia
                                                                                 Lucy Mae High (Sanders)

Ralph Aaron Sanders

Your uncle
Birth 22 OCT 1931 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
Death 06 NOV 1931 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia

When Ralph Aaron Sanders was born on October 22, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia, his father, William, was 30 and his mother, Lucy, was 26. He had four brothers and two sisters. He died on November 6, 1931, in his hometown, within 15 days of his birth.


 

Florence Louise Sanders

Your aunt
Birth 07 SEP 1928 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
Death 01 FEB 1991 in New Port Richey, Pasco, Florida

When Florence Louise Sanders was born on September 7, 1928, in Atlanta, Georgia, her father, William, was 27 and her mother, Lucy, was 23. She married [General] Gordon Spencer Jr. on September 21, 1946, in Madison, Georgia. She died on February 1, 1991, in New Port Richey, Florida, at the age of 62.


[General] Gordon Spencer Jr.

husband of aunt
Birth 1926-07-13 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia
Death 1968-03-08 in Cobb, Georgia

When [General] Gordon Spencer Jr. was born on July 13, 1926, in Gainesville, Georgia, his father, General, was 37 and his mother, Anna, was 35. He married Florence Louise Sanders on September 21, 1946, in Madison, Georgia. He died on March 8, 1968, in Cobb, Georgia, at the age of 41, and was buried in Georgia.

Robert C Jordan

Your grand uncle
Birth abt 1900 in Illinois
Death

When Robert C. Jordan was born about 1900 in Illinois, his father, Moe, was 29 and his mother, Grace, was 23. He had one sister.

Possible meaning of the surname Jordan

English, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán):

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hollywood/L.A. Poems - #FullMoonFridaythe13th - Father's Day Tribute

Here are some of the poems I wrote when I lived in West Hollywood. Please be kind and rewind with me back in time. This was when I first started writing poems back in 2003 - 2005. I was inspired to start writing after a fellow mechanic friend who also lived in his van and drink beer all day showed me his book of poems. I was somehow impressed. I thought, this guy pretty much has nothing like me but he had quite a few poems, he composed, that he owned. Without further a do..here are my unedited, first thing that came to mind at the time, Hollywood/L.A. Poems, hopefully you enjoy. If not, F U 2! Just kidding...I WUV U! Just remember, Beauty is in the eye of the poem holder ...O.K. that wasn't too good, but hey, I tried, and I still believe that is half the battle. And sue me, I"m SOBER,and on my way to work...Happy Full Moon Payday Friday the 13th:) and Happy Father's Day ("Thoughts Of Dad" - Dedicated to my biological father, William Fred Sanders.... "Words For Step Dad" - Dedicated to my step father who raised me since I was 5 years old, Donald "Doc" MacDonald)

Painless Death

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Must get up shake the world off
Heard my friend died today
She used to tell me
How much pain she felt
Relief
She doesn't have to suffer anymore
A blessing in disguise I guess you could say
Someday we will meet up again
Today
I kiss her goodbye
Maybe tomorrow I will see her
Happier than
Life on earth
Must be a better than
The hell she faced
I sleep tonight knowing
She is in a better place

(Sorry Mom) Second Chance Gone

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Too late
Not enough time
On her way to heaven
Didn't get a chance to say goodbye
Wish I could turn back the hands of time
But I can't
Although I tried
A reality I must face
For the rest of my life
Forever I will regret
Nothing I can do now
Except look back on the past
Remember the good times we had
Something I will never have again
Everyday I wake up
Just a reminder of what I have lost
The one I love bigger than the whole wide world
Used to tell her everyday when she was still around
Second chance gone

What I Go Through

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Now I know how it feels to be left alone
I thought I forgot but my dream came true
I still try to find the answer,I look for the truth
Not trying to hurt you, I've been there before
Never want to go back there
Maybe on my dying day they will remember me
Maybe too late for me to see
Look down on earth,the place I lived before
A better place or so they say,I hope and pray
Must be a better place than the hell,I live today
Can't explain in words my pain
I hope you have a better life than the one
I had before, time to move on
Have I made a change in the world that needs so much
All human beings living on planet earth
Never found my place to start
I wish I could, it's not your fault,I blame myself
You tried the best,nothing means,anything else
You must sleep in the grave by yourself
Until the end,....comes soon

Ears Open, Mouth Closed

By Kevin Dale Sanders

You wonder what is wrong with the world today
While you don't listen to the people on the streets
The words they say
Sheltered by public T.V.
Thinking they speak the truth
When they have no clue
No heart
No soul
Puppet on a string
Believing the lies they tell you
So remote control
I could tell you but
You wouldn't listen anyway
Why waste my breath
When you can't think for yourself
Form your own opinion
Your mouth is open
With your ears closed

Something Has Changed

By Kevin Dale Sanders

I wanted to love you
The way you were yesterday
Somehow it seems
Something has changed
In spite of the time we have spent together
Somehow it feels different
Something has changed
It doesn't seem the same way
Maybe it's my mind getting away
Something has changed
Your distance is out of reach
Happy times I remember
Sad times I must face
Can't escape my sorrow
Drown myself with the bottle
Something has changed
Nothing I can do, Another day is new
Will it be like you were yesterday
Or become a faded memory
Something has changed

Positive End Result

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Feel like the rain
Teardrops on my window
Darkness hanging overhead
Not a bright future
The past is gone
No need to look back
I know what I have been through
Wash away the pain
Put the fire out
Don't burn my city down
Cut the smoke
Let the flowers bloom
Full potential
Time to grow
Positive End Result

Words for Step Dad

By Kevin Dale Sanders
I write these words wearing the rings
Of his on my hands
Stuck in Hollywood,California
When I got the call
He had passed away
He did a great job of raising me
I've never been in jail
For the fear of him raising his voice
Couldn't understand why he did that
Mom used to say,He means well
Later in life I found out
He meant well
Growing up through the depression
Fighting World War 2
Tougher than nails
He gave me the strength to carry on
I'm sad to say
I didn't get a chance to say goodbye
He taught me well
Honor,Trust,Dignity,strength beyond belief!

Where I Came From

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Grew up below the bible belt
Carried the cross to the altar as a kid
Does that count
Came from the southernmost part
Of the United States
90 miles away from Cuba
Watch them float in on a rubber raft
Against the beach 90 degrees everyday
Rain at 12 o'clock on the dot
Catch the fish swimming in the ocean
Jump into the pool to cool off
Order a margarita to wash it all down
Turn on Bob Marley or Jimmy Buffet
To hear the sounds of freedom
Hungry for a cheeseburger
Paradise is where I came from

Thinking about Mom

By Kevin Dale Sanders

I used to tell my mom
When she was still alive
I loved her bigger than the whole wide world
She told me she loved me more than life itself
Then she left me at the age of fifteen
Taking her to the hospital
For the cancer operation
Saddest day of my life
Seeing her cry
Saying "I don't want to die"
Saying to her drying her eyes
"You're not"
2 weeks later got the bad news
She was on her way to heaven
Out of my life forever
While I stay here on earth
Wonder why everyday
I miss her so much
There are no words to explain
I love you mom
Can't wait for the day we can be together again

Greedy

By Kevin Dale Sanders

The greedy in a hurry
to get nowhere
As the needy stand idle in the streets
Looking for a solution
To their problems
Stand around and wait
Wondering why
They have no food on their plate
The fortunate must have something
They don't have
Hard work or luck
Maybe a little bit of both
That got them to the place
They live today

Rent Is Due

By Kevin Dale Sanders

I don't need electricity
Paying bills
I have a higher power behind me
Go pay your rent
Before you know it it's the first of the month
Forget about me living in my van
You have rent to pay, Bigger problems than me
I rather live free
No landlord to tell me what to do
They don't own s*** in the end
This land is your land as well as mine
I will walk the walk where I want to
Shout the name
Of who is to blame
Freedom is the bell I ring

Untitled at the Time
By Kevin Dale Sanders

I write simple
I try to get my point across
It seems the world is confused enough
If nobody understands it
Nobody will get it
Just wasting my time and thoughts
Nowadays
Common sense
Is not so common
I sit here crying
Wondering why
So simple but yet
So difficult
Maybe a different education level
I still question
Without any answers
I will not quit
Until I have reached the end
Love, Kevin Dale Sanders

Have to Play to Win

By Kevin Dale Sanders

I knew I never had a chance
But it's nice to know at least I tried
For though
If I didn't
I would never win
Can't do it
If you never play
Not in the cards
Not even in the game
But somehow I still believe
My luck must change
Can't be bad all the time
Lost my lucky charm
Along the way

Headlights in the Rearview

By Kevin Dale Sanders

As the cars drive by
While the city sleeps
All I can see is darkness
Look at the beauty of the trees
Wake up to the birds singing
Watch the homeless walking the streets
With nowhere to go
Searching for hope
Wondering what's going on
I look to the sky without a moon

Blood Has More Value Than Oil

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Bring the kids back home
Safe from war
Hate only destroys
Love conquers all
Let them reach their goal
Give them a chance to live life
Everybody loses in war
Nobody ever wins
When will it end?

Thoughts of Dad

By Kevin Dale Sanders

A gunshot rings out
As a six month old baby crys
Asking mommy if
Daddy is coming home
She says, no honey
I'm sorry
He has moved on to a better place
Nothing anybody can do
We have to make the best
With what we have left
All we need now is each other
Then I ask
What did I do wrong to deserve this?
Nothing honey
That's just the way life goes

Same Thing Twice

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Create my own world
It's cold outside inside the other one
Turn my eyes
Act like there is nothing wrong
Not my problem
You can't handle the truth
Talk to the teacher
Learn from your parents
Vicious cycle
That never changes
Insanity
Do the same thing
Expect a different result
When will you become tired of
The same situation?
Sounds cliche'
But I have to repeat you see
Nobody apparently
Didn't listen
The first time!

Family Reunion

By Kevin Dale Sanders

My family has left me alone
In this big world
You don't know
How much you will miss them
Until they are gone forever
You'll learn how to cry
Look into the past
You have to be there
To really understand
Thanksgiving dinner comes again
You wait for them to come back home
Then they don't
It hurts so much you wonder
How you can go on
You try to turn to someone
But nobody is there
You see everybody else celebrating holidays
As you sit by the grave
Releasing your pain
All you want is a family reunion

A Brother That Means Everything To Me

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Happy Birthday to my one and only Brother
I hope you have many more to come
I know I write poems
I can't tell you how much I love you
It's more than words can say
Without your support and love
I could not go on
I hope you live longer than I
I couldn't deal with the pain of you being gone
It's hard to convey my thoughts
To someone I love so much
You are all I have left on this earth
As you know, I don't have much
I just want you to know
You deserve more
Your love is enough
To keep me alive in this world
You have my support forever
As you have given me throughout the years
Happy Birthday Brother.

Take Change Out Of Your Pocket

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Balance between the haves and the have nots
Why can we not get justice?
Make this a beautiful place to live again
It would only make this country stronger
As well as the countries in the union
If we all pull together for one cause
Freedom, One Love after all
Human Beings living on planet earth
Can we all show our love for one another
All we have left to carry on
The afterlife
Nobody wants to live in hell
Please feed the hungry
You have nothing to worry about
You have all the money in the world
Please change your thinking
Think about change for the people
Who have no food to eat
Just remember together
We can do anything

Burning Desire

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Stand back and observe
I'm not the only one
Starving to make it
Some do something
To make a change
Others fall by the wayside
I've changed my ways
Tired of being poor
Gonna take the bull by the horns
I have a passion
I thought I'd write a book about my life
And the words I put together every night
The ones you are reading right now
No show, No auditions
This is my real life, reality show,
In my own words
No cameras, No script
Directors to tell me what to do
It's a great feeling to know
I did it all on my own

Resources

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Will we learn from our mistakes
Before it's too late
Do we want the same chance
For our children
As we had
Disaster will strike twice
If we let it happen
It's up to us
To make a difference
Into tomorrows' future
As you pass
Your children will live on
The reason you brought them
Into this world
Don't live in the past
Think ahead
Give them the same chance
That you once had

Never Forget

By Kevin Dale Sanders

Will you remember me
When I'm down and out
Will you forget me
When I'm no longer in your eyes
I hold on to
Our memories
We once had
In our teenage dreams
Precious time
Nobody can take away
No matter how far
We drift apart
You will always remain in my heart
I will never forget you
I can only hope you don't
Forget me

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New J.O.B. and New T-Shirts

I am now officially working at Keys Fisheries as a Sign Holder/Waver!!

I have a new online T-Shirt Storefront http://www.funnyshirts.org/s/lol Where you can get Fall Down Daddy T-Shirts and If It Smells Like Fish, Make It A Dish shirt. I will have more designs, slogans and sayings in the future.
That's all for now, I have to go to work!! I'm working 6 days a week with Tuesdays Off from 2pm - 8pm. See you then, on the corner of 35th St and U.S.1 in Marathon, Florida!! I sound like a friggin' hooker!! P.S. My co-worker walked off the job last Friday so I was the only sign waver so they scheduled me 6 days a week. Then my co sign waver came back, so my schedule went back to 4 days on 3 days off. Just yesterday, my former current co worker got arrested for Battery with Bodily Harm and Possession  Under 20 Grams of Weed, Mary J Wanna, for you lame ass laymen. You can visit my don't know if he's coming or going former co worker online at this link http://www.keysso.net/ArrestReports/ArrestLog2.htm His last name is Yow (Like WOW) First name: Maurice. I had the day off today but they just called and want me to come into work, so gotta go, see ya soon......................

Monday, May 19, 2014

Writing On The Wall....

I passed my drug test for a job holding a sign for Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Florida. I signed the papers ie. W-4 form. Just waiting to hear from them to let me know when I start and I need to start ASAP as I am as broke as a joke. Meanwhile, I have been writing. Seems easier to take a picture than typing the words I wrote down.. Here you go, the writing's on the wall.......













BEAUTIFUL FREEDOM (As it was first written)


Random Writings







A LETTER TO MOTHER
 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Poem, Beautiful Freedom and Last Supper

"Beautiful Freedom" Sleep On The Back Porch... Escape The Rain... Before Sunrise... See The Eagles Soar... Wake Up To See... The Morning Light....... Back On The Road... Without Sleep... Wonder How Music... Has Got Me This Far....... Fate... Right Or Wrong... Shows Me Which... Way To Go... My Life... My Love... My Pure Existence....... God Will Take Me... When My Work Is Done... But I Am Not Yet Finished... I Still Have A Long Way To Go... Seems Like... Such A Short Distance....... On A Beautiful... Dark And Lonely Road...... Glad To Be American... With A Freedom... Of Choice... To Choose... What I Want To...... Sleep Underneath... Blue Skies... Thank You Ms. America... I Still Have... My Freedom... To Say What I Want To... I Couldn't Do It... Without You....... I Must Give... Thanks And Praise... Not To Get... Teary Eyed And Blue... I Do It All... For You....... Left Alone... Without Your Love... All I See... Is A Empty World........ Chickens Peck... To Find Some Food... My Cue To Leave... And Hit The Road..... Search To Find..... My Lost Soul...... Written January 4th, 2014 ..... I wrote this as I woke up at my "secret sleeping spot", hence the words in my lyrics/poem regarding, back porch and chickens. My "spot" mate blew up the spot, as he got arrested the other day for trespassing!! there. So I don't know how good it is now. Although, I was there a couple of times and KWPD, a Key West Police officer, (for you dumb mother fucks) rode by me slowly but never stopped. I thought I was dead to rites but he kept moving and didn't stop!!........... Collie M(a?)cCall (you can look him up on keysso.net), my "spot" mate, showed me the space, so I can't say anything, like,"GET THE FUCK OUT!! or "GO HOME, YOU DIRTY, FOUL MOUTH, GOOD FOR NOTHING, MOTHERFUCKIN' BASTARD"!!!! Without further to do, Are you ready to know the "secret spot"??, it's kinda funny,.....drum roll please.................................................................................................................................THE SECRET SPOT IS.......................Uh, UH, Uh OH UM, Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of a, you know who..............................You'll have to wait til I write again to find out...DOH!!!,(I think cliffhangers are FUN, annoying, but FUN!!) until then, HAVE Fun and stay out of the SUN, cause it causes cancer you know, just like everything else, like the fumes from the trucks and cars passing by while you try to breathe walking down the road. Hell, you might as well enjoy a cigarette as opposed to coughing your pure and clean lungs out without pleasure for the cause........ I will be appearing at the "last supper", provided by my wonderful boss, John Moen and his wife Theresa from Liberty Tax, at Pepe's on Mallory Square in Key West, Saturday. I will be bringing my beautiful childhood friend, Tracy, as my guest, for all that she has done for me and did!! See you then!! To Da Loo, Skip To My Lou!! Listen To Eminem!! :)----

Saturday, April 12, 2014

One Job Leads To Another...Beginning Of An End, Start Of A New Beginning

It was a rainy, wet, dark night, once upon a time in paradise.?...It's been awhile but I am still alive and well, sorry for the delay but something got in the way, I think they call it a J.O.B. but don't tell nobody, it's about to end soon, April 15th, is the exact date, in which my workplace will no longer be, don't be afraid or cry walking to the bank to cash my last check in hand because I found another job while I was eating Prime rib at the Marathon Ale House. A guy came up to me and said he saw me working as the Statue of Liberty and liked what he saw apparently and asked what I was doing after April 15th and I replied that I was looking for another place to work. He told me that he was the owner/or was in charge of hiring and firing people at Keys Fisheries, which has a sign waver on U.S.1, he then asked me if I could pass a drug test and I shot back, "Yep, sure can!"(asking myself, a drug test for holding a sign?) He said, "You're hired!". I said, "Great, man, thanks so much!~!" ...I was dreading looking for another job and actually, eventually was going to go to Keys Fish anyway. So it worked out great! So I am probably going to take a week off (mini vacay) after the ax on April 15th then report for duty at Keys Fisheries in Marathon at the end of 35th Street and become a stone crab, lobster or a shrimp holding a sign once again. I guess I was meant to work and sleep in the street. Although the living in the streets is getting old, so I am going to look for a more stable roof over my head. On that note, I would like to thank my childhood friend in Marathon, Tracy Huntley for putting me up and putting up with me at her dog grooming business at 2250 Overseas Highway. She has the dog business in front and a 2 bedroom/1 bath in the back where Tracy and her daughter sleep while I sleep in the front on the floor like a watch dog. It's worked out great. I got my residentially challenged reduced fare D.O.T. bus I.D. for 5 bucks which is good for a year. I only pay 2 dollars as opposed to 4 dollars to take the Lower Keys shuttle if I feel like going to Key West for a change of scenery. So that is the latest and greatest news. See you on the streets somewhere. Thanks for the people laughing, waving and smiling as you pass me by it is well appreciated. For you mother fuckers flipping me off. You can take your jealous, miserable life :( with your finger _!_ and shove it up your ass. Get a FUCKING LIFE AND A JOB while you're at it. I ain't got time for your bullshit!!!.. Peace, Love and Happiness to all the beautiful people who "get" it! Hugs and Kisses..OXOX.. Signed your soon to be former Statue of Liberty and future stone crab, lobster, whatever I may be, see you on the corner of U.S.1 and 35th Street.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Lost iPad, Gained Poem, Know Music, Know Life

In lieu of losing my 400 dollar, worth 600 hundred dollar iPad. I did acquire a 8GB iPod Nano for 40 bucks, as one door closes another one opens up. Here are some Spring Poems/Lyrics to a hit song, after all, all is not lost, I think, I still have my insanity, written the old fashioned way, with a pen on paper. 3-8-2014 I am in writing mode What else Can I say You ala mode Ice cream cones Don't listen to me Anyway When I find My mind I will let You know Simon told me That's the way It goes Until then I must Put you on hold Leave a message And I Probably won't call When I get home On a bus Headed down A dead end road Lost without a clue Looking to find Inspector Clueso To see just What I did Wrong Turn my life around Shift gears Like the wheels That fell off A long time ago Bus stop To Marathon Murphy wants This, that and the other thing With a side of Meats and cheese Take for granted What other people Don't have A need for greed Take everything I never had Wish they were here By your side But it's something You can't change No matter How much money You have in the bank You can't take something From somebody Who has Nothing to lose 3-9-2014 Looking Is one thing Staring Is A whole different Ball Game If I catch your ass Looking at me The wrong way You will have to compensate For the next step You take Let's get one thing straight I am not gay But I do Play One on T.V With H.I.V. Stricken With disease At ease Solider You can't change a thing A world Without music Is a world I must leave............................> Thank you very much..and good night!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Certified Homeless, with a job and no money

Well, I am officially certifiably homeless as the letter below testifies. I had to jump through a few hoops in order to get a reduced monthly bus pass to take the bus to Marathon to go to work I had heard through the coconut telegraph that we residentially challenged peoples could get a reduced fare for being homeless. A price difference of 75.00 versus 45.00. Since it is for working purposes, my boss fit the bill. My I.D. actually has K.O.T.S. address as my address which I thought would be proof enough to get the reduced fare. But again, I thought wrong. After all, I'm dealing with D.O.T., with a lot of red tape or I guess in this case, yellow caution tape. So I had 50 dollars cash in hand and my I.D. with the homeless shelter address imprinted on it. And the woman behind the counter informs me that I need a LETTER from the shelter to verify that I do indeed, stay at the shelter. I couldn't believe it! So I had to go to K.O.T.S. to speak with a case worker to obtain a letter certifying that I truly am staying at the lovely day care center for adults and idiots who can't afford to pay rent. I got the letter and went back to the D.O.T. and finally got the damn discounted bus pass for the Lower Keys shuttle. My other co worker/Staute of Liberty guy and I we're switching between going to Marathon or staying in Key West. It doesn't really mean a shit bit of difference to me. I spin the sign just the same whether I'm in Key Weird or my hometown of Marathon. But apparently, my other co hort in crime liked Marathon first then changed his mine as he does all the time and wanted to stay in Key West so now it looks like I will be traveling to Marathon everyday except for Sunday. I don't mind. I love traveling and a change of scenery. BTW, a little known interesting fact. The other Statue of Liberty, real name David Knight, his nickname Red, is the half brother of Larry Bird. I shit you not. He was raised in Indiana. He looks funnier than shit in the suit. He has long red hair and a full white beard. Talk about drawing attention. I must say, he looks better than me but I have better moves than him. Not to toot my own horn. I put a 110% in to my work listening and dancing like a fool to the radio or my iPad. I have a great time. I wear myself out but I have to admit it's fun..the people driving by on bikes or cars I think are more entertaining than I am. And a few are oblivious to their surroundings. ......For instance, one day in Marathon, I saw a car with an elderly lady driving slowly in the left fast lane with a Sheriff's deputy behind her with their pull over lights on. The lady stops in the left fast lane. Not going into the center lane to make a left turn. She's waiting for the traffic to clear so she can proceed to (I assume) make a left turn into the post office. Once the traffic was clear, the lady slowly starts turning and continues until she makes a complete U-turn and starts heading in the other direction, apparently, obviously oblivious to the fact that there is a cop behind her with flashing red and blue lights on. Un friggin believable. I laughed so hard, I had tears in my eyes!!!
O.K., on that note, I have to catch the bus to Marathon to go to work. On a pretty idiotic, pathetic, dumb ass note. I got paid 275.00 on Friday and by Monday, I had 1.03 to my name in my checking account. I have too many friends in low places. Sucks having a job with no money, but it's nobody's fault but my own. See ya on the streets. Peace.