Got this today....made my eyes "water".... I'm writing on behalf of my husband, Officer Paul Marchese. We can't say thank you enough for the beautiful quilt. How generous and thoughtful. Brought me to tears when he shared the attached photo on the day it was presented. Then once he brought it home I cried some more knowing the many volunteer hours spent to show my hubby his life matters. This quilt warms my heart as much as it does his to know his sacrifice doesn't go unnoticed. ♥️
Update on his injuries: he suffered a massive rotator cuff injury and underwent surgery in August. Long road of recovery ahead. Is back at work light duty and will remain there for several months. Feeling blessed both my hubby and Officer Marx are on the mend! 🙏 God bless you all for your generosity and thoughtfulness. #thisiswhywedoit#godbless#thankfull#wisconson#wisconsinproud#bluelivesmatter#blueline#police#policelivesmatter
Jarrett Adams recently graduated from law school. At the age of 17, he was arrested for a crime he insists he didn’t commit.
Adams was accused, along with two other teenagers, of a group sexual assault on a trip to the University of Wisconsin in 1998. One of the teenagers hired a private attorney, who offered an alibi witness and conflicting evidence about the incident at trial, leading to an acquittal. Adams and the other defendant, however, could not afford a lawyer. Their court-appointed lawyer did not call the key alibi witness, or even offer any defense argument in court. The first trial ended in a mistrial, the second led to two convictions and Adams' lengthy sentence. That is where such stories often end. After his conviction, however, Adams began a path that is almost unheard of.
In prison, Adams was assigned to a cell with an older man serving a life sentence. When the man, who went by "Pops," heard Adams talking on the phone about his innocence, he took an interest and asked for his case file. One day, when Adams returned to the cell, Pops had all his records laid out in the room.He began to fully appreciate the flaws in his trial, and to notice patterns in other people's cases. He petitioned the Wisconsin Innocence Project. He worked with Kevin Findley and his students who helped bring his case to trail where, the three judges unanimously overturned Adams’ conviction 🙏🏾 via @the.independent #Justice#JarrettAdams#KevinFindley#Faith#Wisconson#JusticeSystem#BlackExcellence#Innocent#Knowledge#Students#Lawyer#Talent#Quality#Consistency#OYM
Just got home from Madison, Wisconsin where @fenderaustin83 flew us in to treat his lovely @j.c.punkies to this treat, and so much more!💫
♡ DETAILS ♡
💥 She requested super long, colorful dreadlocks with really flowy ends and some braids mixed in
💥 69 or 79 dreadlocks (Get back to me on that one @j.c.punkies! Lol)
💥 3 different extension colors, and we used 4+ sets of 14"-18" (The pink will fade to platinum)
💥 Twist and Rip, back comb, and crochet method
💥 Total of 26 hours to complete the transformation!
This was definitely my biggest project yet, and it was so amazing to be able to spend the time with people who are so on their path, ready to learn and eager to grow! 🌱
@j.c.punkies @fenderaustin83 :
It was an honor to connect with you both. Thank you for flying us out and showing us so much love while you showered us with gifts and care! We can't wait to see what is in store for you guys, and what you manifest next! 😉👌
Have you guys ever heard of Hostels? (Outside of that terrifying movie that probably affected business for them for years!)
When we were seeking a place to stay in #Madison#Wisconson , we came across the @madisonhostel, which is in an amazing location, has awesome amenities like private rooms and a stocked kitchen, AND is super affordable! (I'm talking $25/night per person!)
Perfect for an adventurous traveller on a budget. You may just meet awesome people too!
We'll share some more photos on our story story later 😋
Now, to get to finishing @j.c.punkies #dreadlocks ! It's been a fun project and a MAJOR transformation! 💙
Photo from when we dropped off the cats yesterday (and the snake and mice) at the parents for some quality time while we are on our trip! Sending them love since they are home alone for another night while my parents return from Vegas! 🤣 (and sending my mama and dada gratitude for always being there for me and my animals!)
We just arrived at the Vegas Airport, about to board our flight to #Madison#Wisconson ! It's alreadt feeling like a fun adventure! 🙌
See you soon @j.c.punkies @fenderaustin83!
P.s. Sending love to you all 🦋
P.s.s Labby, our boy cat who is usually whiney didn't cry or make a peep once during the drive! We were so proud! 😄
This was a promotion that Schlitz and hot rod magazine to give away a Henway truck that Norm Grabowski built .people would ask Norm what’s a Henway? Norm would tell em about 2 and a half lbs.and that is hot rod history.For Sale #1970s#hotrods#vintage#schlitzbrewing#milwaukee#wisconson
We just had a spot open up on our #wisconson#dread tour!
That's right, we'll BOTH be there!
If you are in the Madison, Wisconsin area and want new dreads or #dreadmaintenance , comment below and we'll get you booked! Or maybe some of you wood be interested in a workshop/ hangout sesh? 👍👎
(Open dates are November 5th and 6th) 😚👌