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Carol Josey
Name Carol Josey
Joined 113 days ago
Hobbies Saving for my kids trips and to do things with her. Watching over her and talking with her, my husband travels a lot, he is a Union Steamfitter, so its her and I. Shopping online.
About Me Homebody, retired because of 4 back surgeries. I can travel if I don't have to drive and love to save up to go to a nice hotel and go to the spa and get massages and facials, etc. Not in a wheelchair anymore, but was for a while. Thx for letting me share.
Carol Josey
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113 days ago

From the time a (mentally challenged)child joined us in the 5th grade, until we graduated, I had to watch everyone around her. The teachers sure didn't. You wouldn't believe the kids I caught our age and even several years older picking on her from small things to the point I caught 2 kids that were 3 and 4 yrs. older than her and they had her in the gym at snack time. Snack was outside the gym. I just happened to see the kid go into the gym and not come back out which made me wonder what she was doing in there. So, I opened the door to the gym only to find the mentally challenged child at the age of about 7th grade with a baseball bat and was acting like she was having oral sex with it. I immediately run to where she was in the stands and grabbed the bat and told her to get out of the gym and looked up to find 2 of my friends had put her up to doing this and were laughing like crazy. I commenced to chew them out like I was crazy and threatened not only to tell on them, but to beat the stew out of them both right then. They began to apologize and I walked away only saying over my shoulder, that "I had better not ever catch them around her again." Things like this had probably gone on many times over the yrs. when I wasn't around, but if I saw anyone doing or trying to do anything to her or put her up to doing things wrong, I would stop it. The other kids were afraid of me. I had taken karate and played boys baseball, beat up a few people who tried to jump me over the years because I came from Ohio to Mississippi. They didn't know how much training I had in karate because we were taught not to brag from our instructor. Only to tell someone if we were about to have to use karate and only for self defense, then you had to tell that person to back off or you could be prosecuted. It amazed me the few times I had to use it, at how it just came natural to block punches over and over til they were open to a punch and then knock the fire out of them. And, we were also taught once we had to use it, to not stop til they were down and could not get up and do not turn your back on them. I never had one of them get anyone to help them when I did had to fight the few times I had to. I guess this gave me a name that I was tough, so when I told someone to leave this girl alone, they left her alone from then on. These two even tried to apologize and I would just give them a dirty look and walk away. I had nothing for them anymore. One of the two that were putting this kid up to doing this to the bat is now a drug rehab couselor, after spending a long time in drug rehab as a drug addict and never moved back to our town. The other is now a teacher in another state and I own her parents house that they built after she graduated and was in college. Its a very nice house just needed to be painted on the inside and we got it at a steal. Its worth 2 1/2 times it was when we bought it 5 yrs. ago. Even has a pool in the backyard. Point being, I guess, do the right thing and you will come out right. If your scared, scream for help or run and get help. Do Something! HELP! You might be surprised what respect you get afterwards for doing the right thing, even if others were watching and not helping at the time. And if you don't get their respect, you don't need them anyway. Thanks for your time. Carol Guest Josey, P.S. feel free to share this story or get in touch with me @ 662-424-3833, leave a message with your name and number if you need me to call back.