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26April2021

I want to thank my readers and subscribers for visiting the DELERY GAZETTE to read a little bit. There are some things in the news that I want to touch upon. I will add to this article as I write my thoughts on some of those issues. I want to write about the Academy Awards which everyone is chiming in on. While I am waiting on the NFL draft on April 29 I have been watching some volley ball.

…the players themselves had fun.

Now, here are some of the Scrolls that I am writing in my “Captain’s Log” from my desk. I posted them here raw and just like I wrote them. If you have questions you can ask them in the comments box at the bottom of the post. Thank you!

These are some of my recent Scrolls for my next book:

These Scrolls which I originally wrote in my Captain’s Log at my desk are now more-or-less rough drafts of what I want to enter into my book. I will do much editing and cutting before they are “book ready.”

14April2021, Wed.

0827 hrs. >>It is supposed to rain this morning. I ate breakfast and drank coffee already. I want to put another intro at the top before I publish the book. They say quad summer. What in-the-hell is Quad Summer? This must be some kind of New York thing or something like that. >>>Maybe I will go off to vote today.

2033 htrs. >>I am watching the PELS as they go into the 4th quarter. With 9 mins. left in the game, it looks like the PELS are going down.

15April2021, Thurs.

1512 hrs. >>What is the news today? Firstly, I will look in the fridge to see what I have to eat. Meanwhile, I saw this picture which made me happy.

Nice picture.

16April2021, Fri.

1007 hrs. >>CNN is talking about notifying the families of the dead in Indianapolis. 1124 hrs. >>pork chop, roast, taters, greens. >>>Movie… please. >>I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

2343 >>peanut butter. Yes, that is my savior sometimes. I do not even always need jelly. Plus, I have read that peanut butter is very healthy… almost like a medicine. By the way, in this video below, I say something about the medicine of my music.

Thoughts on My performances.

17April2021, Sat.

1400 hrs. >>peanut butter and jelly. Shower. 1643 hrs. >>heading to mandeville

20April2021 Tues.

0853 hrs. waiting on meal delivery. Put on some grass-cutting clothes. 1547 hrs. >>Waiting on the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. I just found out that Chauvin has been out on bail during the trial. 1956 hrs. >>I am watching the Pelicans. I will probably turn the game off with 2 to 3 minutes left. I surely do not want to watch the PELS lose the lead and lose another game. My opinion: the PELS will not make the PLAY IN. They lose too many huge leads to lose the game in the end.

21April2021, Wed.

0955 hrs. >>Feeling pains in my side like kidney stones. Meanwhile, there is nothing like a good laugh to take the edge off the pain a little bit: 

2127 hrs. >>since the PELS are kind of suckie right now I have, for solace, started following teams with the many former PELS  who are thriving this season. RIght now on TV is guard Frank Jackson who is looking so good for the PISTONS. One who totally has me happy who knocked the pels in their ass twice the last 2 weeks, crippling their run for the playoffs. 2307 hrs. >>Treme is America’s oldest African-American neighborhood. 0127 hrs. Werewolf. Ali Boo-ma-yeah! Bomaye! Rumble in the jungle. >>I will get the tools out that I need. As soon as it gets bright, I plan to go outside. I guess it will be in about 3 hours. I will find my shoes now.

22April2021, Thurs.

1237 hrs. >>It is now bright outside. I see coffee in the next few minutes. 2254 hrs. >>I cut some on the grass. I will do more tomorrow.

23April2021, Fri. >>needing to find the newspaper for the sports. TGIIF! 

25April2021, Sat.  0150 hrs. >>Weak movie choices. Cut grass in the morning. 0255 hrs. >>Did chicken, nuggets, vegetables, noodles. 0656 hrs. >>Keep scrolling until an answer comes. I sure wish that I can find fish. 0746 >>Ingress. I am aiming at egress soon (leaving the house).  

Note Early Years

Seeing this yearbook picture brought back many memories. I am at the top, left. Once I hit college, I grew my hair longer and was like a run-away freight train on the loose. All of the many pretty girls at the U. of New Orleans drove me crazy. I heard my dad tell his friends on several occasions, “That boy better slow down with those girls before he hurts himself.” Now-a-days in the twilight years of my life, I lie down in bed at night racked with guilt. I want to say that I am sorry. It was not until I was older that I learned that you are supposed to save yourself for marriage. No one ever told me that the Church commands us to avoid pre-marital shenanigans. Who knew? I cry in bed at night sometimes wanting to say, “I am sorry…” to all of God’s sweet creatures who put their hearts into my hands.

When I was in high school I was more serious and reserved. The only thing that is the same now is my music. I changed 180 degrees after I took drama and speech electives at the U. of New Orleans. I was in some plays, and more-or-less changed. Yes, I obtained a sense of comedy.

My senior yearbook.

Seeing my senior picture also reminded me that I wake up at night sometimes in a cold sweat wishing to God that I could express my sincere “mea culpas” to the women. MEA MAXIMA CULPA, as the Catholic repentance goes! Maybe in heaven I will be able to have my apologies reach the right ears. In the Old Testament they did penance with ashes covering their brows and wearing torn garments. FORGIVE ME, WOMEN OF THE WORLD!!!… for I know not what I do!

I guarantee you that James Franco could successfully play James Dean in a bio pic (if he has not already done so). I just flipped to the movie GIANT from 1956 and James Dean looks just like Franco.

Question, A RETWEET: When it comes to women, what would I prefer? A teenie bit of #romance, and a pocket full of #money; or hot romance, and my money flying out of my pockets willie-nillie? My answer…

Drewwwwww!!

Mitch McConnell Sucks!

Oh, my God! #MitchMcConnell is a #dirtyrat. That cheese-eating son-of-a-gun has been shutting down everything in our country for the last 10-1/2 years.

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Bettie Page has to be the most prolific pinup queen ever. She has a great, unending volumn of pictures. The Los Angeles Times wrote: “Page was most famous for the estimated 20,000 4-by-5-inch black-and-white glossy photographs taken by amateur shutterbugs from 1949 to 1957. The photos showed her in high heels and bikinis or negligees, bondage apparel–or nothing at all.”

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Note About Girl

Dear cedric.o.garrett >>when it comes to me, you are rather perceptive like my brother is. Working with me for so many years, you can often “read” below the surface of things that I say 🙂. My brother often “calls me out” on things that other people do not see. The photo that I wanted to post below is in my files on my office phone. I was too lazy to transfer it here; so, I just “posted” something (anything related) from my files on this. Very good, Cedric. You impress me like my brother often does 😎. I could not put it past you. The picture does not match with the words unless you translate deeper.

She (below) is the “someone” who came over with medicine for me.

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Very lovely!

Who is She?

MEANWHILE, A MEMORY:
I remember what it took to wrap up the manuscript of my book I HAVE A DREAM!
I would have had a shortened career at my job years ago if someone did not speak up “bigly” for me. Security chased me down once when I ran past the gate to punch in on time. Rushing in, I forgot to show my badge. Security thought that I was 007 crashing the gates like I did. My manager desperately came running up to us at the clock to verify that I worked for him. I told him that at least I punched in on time. The guards were a hair breath away from dragging me out by my ankles 🙂. I was one lucky son of a gun that my manager “rescued” me and spoke up quickly for me. I went straight to my desk and put the finishing touches on my book I HAVE A DREAM! We went to the presses with it, and got it published. For a whille it was even on display and sold at the bookstore at the MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK in Atlanta, Georgia.

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I WANT TO MENTION to my readers that I am presently reading the autobiography of Geronimo. Geronimo died in 1909 imprisoned on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma. A Mexican army attack killed his first wife and 3 toddler children when he was very young sparking the beginnings of his military raids.

How Petty Is Donald Trump?

This week saw Donald Trump reach down to lower levels of pettiness. All month he was already causing many Americans to suffer because of his government shut down over THE WALL.

Let Us Win Back The House

Hell No! We won’t go!! Vote on Nov. 6!! Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump want to bring us back to 1775. Hell No!!! Let us say “Hell No” to the hate.

Gumbo and potato salad to go.

I WANT SOME BOILED CRABS! Do you ever at times get a hankering for a certain food, and cannot get over the urge until you get your hands on what you want?

This picture of Brad Pitt below makes me laugh because it reminds me of me and how I feel and what I think about how I am treated by some unnamed individuals. There are people who treat me below the dignity with which I feel that they should. I keep telling these people, in my mind, to just keep on messing with me. If it is “crazy” you are looking for, I will soon show you “crazy.” Hahaha…

SPEAKING OF CRAZY, wait until the NFL season starts. I think that the New Orleans Saints are going to play out of their minds this season.

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Coming soon to a theater near you.

I might seem rather delusional in this story below. If the Lord sends the young lady in this picture or someone looking just like her (closer to my age maybe) to my house, I will let y’all know. It does not hurt to have hope that God will answer my pleas. In reality, of course, God might want to send to me a lady about 30 years older than this lovely “thang.”

Good God Almighty! God, why don’t you slap this big, fine thang straight into my arms? I will be lying back “in the groove” waiting for you to do that for me, Lord.

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Yes, God, please give me this fine thang.

Wanna’ See “Crazy”?

I WANT SOME BOILED CRABS! Do you ever at times get a hankering for a certain food, and cannot get over the urge until you get your hands on what you want?

This picture of Brad Pitt below makes me laugh because it reminds me of me and how I feel and what I think about how I am treated by some unnamed individuals. There are people who treat me below the dignity with which I feel that they should. I keep telling these people, in my mind, to just keep on messing with me. If it is “crazy” you are looking for, I will soon show you “crazy.” Hahaha…

SPEAKING OF CRAZY, wait until the NFL season starts. I think that the New Orleans Saints are going to play out of their minds this season.

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Coming soon to a theater near you.

I might seem rather delusional in this story below. If the Lord sends the young lady in this picture or someone looking just like her (closer to my age maybe) to my house, I will let y’all know. It does not hurt to have hope that God will answer my pleas. In reality, of course, God might want to send to me a lady about 30 years older than this lovely “thang.”

Good God Almighty! God, why don’t you slap this big, fine thang straight into my arms? I will be lying back “in the groove” waiting for you to do that for me, Lord.

nikita

Yes, God, please give me this fine thang.

Not Morgan Freeman too?

Oh, #MyGoodness! Is Morgan Freeman also among the accused now? Has a man “just talking” become a crime and a sin now? #WOE to men! REPORTED TODAY: “Several witnesses on CNN said that Morgan Freeman frequently made comments about the bodies of women working on set, at his production company, or even female reporters. Four people who worked on film sets with Freeman said that the actor made comments about women’s clothing or bodies.” Huh?!

Don’t look, Morgan. DON’T LOOK!

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Cheerleaders! Close your eyes, men.

I wish that I could be a “bad” motor scooter like Muhammad Ali was. Muhammad said that he is so mean that he makes medicine sick. I filmed Ali for my job at a luncheon when he was in New Orleans to fight Leon Spinks at the Super Dome.

Why in the heck should empty land have more say-so in the election of our president than actual, human voters? This logic below is very flawed.

I saw another incident today on the news about utter, racist police brutality. I cannot watch much more of these incidents on TV. This stuff is not good for my spirit.

A friend of mine switched to a different political party, bringing joy to my heart. Any good news these days for Democrats and for righteousness is great news, no matter how small. We have a criminal president in the United States who wants himself and all of his henchmen to be above the law.

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Yes, Drive “em Crazy! by Ferdinand Delery

If interested, please buy here.

We (my local family) had some visitors come to town from California over the Memorial Day holiday. It is nice to see relatives from out of town. They came to town to visit relatives on both sides of the family. I did some visiting too on Memorial Day on my end. I had fun!

I Am the Second Coming

There are prophecies in the Holy Scriptures that prophesy that I am THE SECOND COMING. In the next few days, I will elucidate, enumerate and elaborate on the prophecies about me. Come on, man!! Have you not read in the Scriptures about the sounding of THE LAST TRUMPET? Have you not heard of the RAPTURE? In the meantime, start looking into the clouds and listening for “the sounding of the last trump.”

I am seen at the bottom of the marquee. I like to close the night out. UPDATE: last night there were many fine, gorgeous women screaming and hollering during my songs like I was the The Beatles. I am not making this up. I am more surprised than anybody. They were screaming even during some of my songs on the trumpet. All of those fine thangs in their short shorts and mini-skirts screaming and cutting up like that made me regret not filming the show.

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I like to close the show.

Before I started playing my trumpet on Thursday night at the club, I read:
From the lyrics of the song…
We are travelling in the footsteps
Of those who’ve gone before us
But we’ll all be reunited
On a new and sunlit shore!
Oh when the saints go marching in
Oh Lord I want to be in that number!

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The sounding of the last trumpet.

My Self Portrait

I just thought of the idea of having a self portrait done in order to cement my spot in posterity. Plus, it is important for me to complete “my story” for history. I want to work on smoothing out the rough edges, and laying on the finish coat of the product.

Speaking of legacy, my oldest granddaughter Diajelle’s grandmother MiMi (my ex-wife) asked me to print this certificate out to give to her mother (my ex-mother-in-law). Diajelle (who makes 17 this weekend) was selected as a member of the National Honor Society. She is also very thoughtful and kind to her grandfather, me.

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Diajelle’s Certificate

Here is Diajelle going to her prom last year.

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Diajelle and her prom picture.

I have started mixing my martinis with the real James Bond martini recipe. I twerk the recipe a little bit to fit my taste. James Bond favored his martinis “shaken not stirred.” However, I am okay with mine stirred because I like to have a bit of ice in mine any way.

In other news, My lingering question about Fox News is: After fine, sexy-legged Gretchen Carlson of Fox News lost her contract with Fox, where did that pretty cutie-pie work then? I miss her on her afternoon show. Gretchen’s contract was not renewed with Fox because she filed sexual harassment charges against her then-Fox boss, Roger Ailes.

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The beautiful Gretchen Carlson of Fox News.

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Where is Gretchen now?