Sunday, June 17, 2007

A God's Minute in tribute to Juanita McKnight!!!!

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Originally uploaded by Oldmaison

I received this little email a few days ago and I feel that I should blog it.

Once you feel down on life? Think about the Juanita's poor kids

You newcomers can click below to view a blog I wrote over one year ago.


This is the exchange of email from Juanita's sister.

Dear Charles LeBlanc

This may sound strange and you may not understand it, but I am looking for the picture you took of my sister Juanita McKnight.

You had done a report of when she had passed and there was a picture of her sitting in her chair talking on air and you ended the article with a picture of her empty chair.

It has been a very hard year and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and wich she was here.

We were suppose to grow ol together and as I have told many be sitting in our rockets complaining about everything under the sun, but that isn't going to happen.

But the memories I have will get me through my life. When I seen that picture I was very touched.

I was going through articles or your to try and find it and I came across the article you wrote of one year later.

The thought that you would do that means allot. Knowing that she touched your life enough to do that means allot.

It has been a rough year and the days may get better, but she isn't forgotten and to be honest she is as near to me now as a year ago.

So if you get the email and would send me the photo of her empty chair I would love that. My email is (*(()**(

Hi there,

I charge 10 bucks.....< just kidding > Go to the top left of the blog and write your sister name.

All the blogs I wrote about her will appear.

Yes, it was indeed sad and I took it very hard.

Her voice is always on my mind when I think about her.

She had a wonderful way to rally the troops.

My God!!! She was good....

The day after she died. ....I approached my priest and couldn't understand why a Priest Dan Thivierge < ordain priest > died of cancer at 31 years old months earlier.

and now Juanita died last night??? AND ASSHOLES LIKE ME STICK AROUND???? was sad but life goes on.

Of all the chats I had with my Priest whom I have known for 44 years.

The issue of a sudden death? He said - It's not for us to understand now but we will truly understand later.

My god? This looks like a blog....Nice to meet ya and I hope her kids are ok....

God Bless....

Dear Charles,

Oh the kids are doing okay. It seems to still be a day to day thing. Her youngest kid MacKenzie Jean, besides being moms little girl,

she has been my baby girl since the day she was born and on her birthday last year she was at my mothers and she wouldn't stop crying and my mother asked me to come over and see if she would talk to me.

I got there and she got up into my arms and wouldn't stop crying.

I asked her if she wanted to cuddled on the couch and she said yes.

After a few minutes of just sitting there, she looked at me and I said can you tell me why you are crying. And she said and it broke my heart to hear, "tomorrow is my birthday and all I want is my mama."

Well after hearing that I started crying and mom thought oh lord who in hell am I going to call to get Tami and MacKenzie to stop crying.

Things like that happen still. They still draw pictures for her, still go to her grave and talk to her as if she is sitting right there and still walk past her bedroom and say that it IS mama's room.

She will never be forgotten by her children or family. She is still much apart of our everyday lives.

She may not be here, but her memories are.

Before I go on anymore I will go.

Thank you again.


It Is Written:
( EXODUS 20:12 *NIV )

Dear Charles,
Today being a day to honor our father's, we began the message
with the Fifth Commandment. This Commandment is the first one
with a promise attached to it!

So as we enjoy this day with our earthly father, let us not forget
our Heavenly Father as well, for after all: HAVE WE NOT ALL ONE

Therefore on this day I would like to share the following poem with
you. A poem dedicated to our Heavenly Father!

Never Alone!

He can calm the troubled waters
When you walk in dark despair.
There is hope when you feel helpless
Knowing that the Lord is there...

Sharing in your sunshine moments
Or in valleys deep and wide,
He is always by your side.

There's no other friend so faithful
Through the sunshine and rain,
Through the teardrops and the laughter,
In your joy and in your pain.

We could never, ever thank Him
For His love He gives so free,
Never changing...never ending
Throughout all eternity.

Oh, the wonder of all wonders
As we live from day to day,
Knowing that we have a Father
Who is with us all the way.
Poet, Gertrude B. McClain

So to Dad's everywhere, GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU FROM
day and throughout the year, and may God Richly Bless You as
well! Amen. ( ROMANS 1:7 )

With My Love & Prayers,
Pastor Allen
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Charles poke and assaulted!!!!!

Originally uploaded by Oldmaison
Yeah with fame attracts the nuts!!!!

A few weeks ago, I went to a bar with someone to watch the hockey game.

At the end of the night, I wasn’t feeling any pain. This weird guy walked in was acting a little strange.

He asked me if I wanted a beer?

I replied - I’m ok!!

The next thing I knew the guy did a Three Stooges number on me and pinch me in the eye.


What did I do???? NOTHING!!!!

I asked the question- Why did you pinch me in the eye for???

The bouncers saw what happen and quickly escorted the guy outside of the premises.

I was confused? < Not the first time! >

Why did I asked the question? Someone saw the action and jokily called me a whimp!!!

I think it’s because I have been in Fredericton for too long. iN Saint John or Memramcok? I would have hit back!!!!

In this City, we argue and don’t fight. You know? Just like the Legislature.

Anyway . . . it was nice to know that I could hold my temper in check.

Later on during the week, I was walking near the Soup Kitchen and a guy shouted that I take pictures of kids.

I quickly replied - What???

The guy just remain silent.

I said to myself - Someone wants to do me great harm. It bothered me but I just let it go.

Yes, I take pictures of kids because they always send out a message with their facial expression.

Especially with the kids going at the Soup Kitchen. The message must go out that some kids are going hungry. I might add that I always asked the parents if I can post them on my blog? I might add that I often use my message against taking Ritalin with those pictures.

Just like this one here? The message? Save our tres for our future generations!!!!


Same goes with dogs. These animals always give a strange look.

This evening around midnight, I was enjoying a walk downtown and bumped into these guys.

I took a few pictures and had a little chat.


Afterwards, I continue my little walk until a guy came < druggie > came to me and said - Hi buddy!

I didn’t know the guy but I’m getting more strangers talking to me lately because of the blog and also with all the people I met during my petition drive.

While this stranger was talking to me. One other punk quickly intervened from afar and said - Don’t talk to him he takes pictures of kids!!!!

I once again confronted the little jerk and said - What?

The next thing I knew the guy beside me took a swing and WHAM!!! I got a punch below my lips.

You know what? This was the first time in years that I got a full punch in the head.

This wasn’t a pinching act. This was an assault so therefore I love it when someone makes the first move.

I quickly went into a defense mood and grabbed the guy thumb. I believe that I broke it or he’s double jointed.

The guy was wearing Clark Kent glasses and I was planing to do a number on them.

clark kent

I don’t you’re not suppose to hit a guy with glasses but in this case? I’ll make it an exception. I took a swing and miss!

Once the guy realized that I meant business. I was closing in on the guy but he quickly ran behind a car and challenge me to catch him.

The guys who were preaching about God asked me if I was fighting because it happen so fast.

Well, I just let the punk go and walked away. I saw the guy later on and could have confronted the guy but why bother?

These punks work in a bunch of six and maybe they realize that I will not back down from a good fist fight. But I must admit that this is not what I want because these punks will gang up on ya and it’s very difficult to fight while thinking you have a recorder and camera in tow.

I did learned that I can take a punch but my reflex was slow in connecting. I also learned that I can control my temper.

So therefore with age my speed is a little

The cops walked by and I could have press charge but why bother?

I sure hope that this is not a sign of things to come.

I believe the next time that someone calls me a pedophile?

I might do something about it and put that rumor to rest once and for all.

Fredericton is a very small City and once you’re well known? Stories to discredit you flies very fast.

It’s the price a person has to pay I guess?

This little episode will not stop me from taking pictures for this blog.

I might just have to watch my back a little.

Always something going on in the Capital!