By Pat Bliss
Hello to Felix’s Supporters…
Christmas day is creeping up fast and my annual trek to spend Christmas with Felix will be soon. I am going to write a post in January and will highlight the events of 2015. I just wanted to let you all know, even though communication has been sparse this year, not one has been forgotten. Every name is on my email list so when I go down the email addresses I see your name. Felix is doing good at this time. He likes his new dorm in Dade CI, south of Miami.
I am sending you this poem as our Christmas card. I have edited it to be more personal from Felix and me:
We have a list of people, all written in a book –
And every year at Christmas time, we go and take a look;
And that is when we realize that those names are all a part –
Not of the book they’re written in, but of our very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has crossed our path some time;
And in letters and emails you’ve become a treasured friend of mine.
And whether we have known you for many years or few –
In some way you have had a part in shaping things we do.
So this the Spirit of Christmas that forever still endures –
May it leave its richest blessing in the hearts of you and yours.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WITH OUR LOVE, FELIX and PAT
PS: Felix’s address is:
Felix Garcia #482246/A-217-L
Dade Correctional Institute
19000 S.W. 377th St.
Florida City, FL 33034
Pat Bliss is a retired paralegal in criminal law. She continues to do legal work for indigent prisoner cases showing innocence. She is a Certified Community Chaplain, Certified as a volunteer for CISM (Crises Intervention Stress Management) and involved in community events.
7 thoughts on “Merry Christmas to Felix’s Supporters”
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Sometime I wonder about Felix. I am surprised he moved down to Dade CI. About one hour drive from my home. May this holiday season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true.
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Yeah, they move him all over the place. That’s only one of the many problems in the broken American penal system. Inmates get shuffled around, and it make it difficult if not impossible, for family to visit – or for the inmates to build any kind of stability in their lives. Typically, family members aren’t informed of a transfer. They don’t learn that they may never see their loved one again, until they drive up to the facility and go through the process.
Thank you, Pat for writing an article like this! I also wrote an article as well.
I wish you Happy Holidays, Pat!