Few months ago I posted about a coworker of Billy Bob’s who was going to prison. A young guy, just a year younger than our Pony. Life choices got him there no doubt but it’s still a shame.
He had been doing really good actually and was supposed to get early release a full year and a half ahead of the original sentence. Billy Bob he said he was a good kid at heart; he just was looking for quick cash and did something stupid. Poor choices. Lessons learned and Billy Bob was hoping the kid would get a second chance.
Does anyone deserve a second chance? In my opinion yes, yes they do! I know there are people who will tell me otherwise. Call me a liberal bitch or worse. After all I live in the great big state of Texas where we hang ’em up from the highest tree.
Whether you think he deserved it or not, this kid will never get a second chance because unfortunately he’s dead. He died under suspicious circumstances in a Texas jail. First they said it was a heart attack. Then they came back and said it was respiratory failure. Autopsy is pending. The truth may never be known. Everyone who knew him is heart broken.
Today they had a memorial. His four year-old son kept asking why they were having a birthday party for daddy when daddy wasn’t there. He would’ve turned 28 on the 19th of January. Even Big B man had tears in his eyes when he was telling me about the memorial. How the son was running around … not really understanding … missing his daddy. I can’t even imagine. Puts my woes into perspective for sure.
Anyhoo, I’ve got nothing more to ramble on about other than to say: Hug your loved ones. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
As always, more to come.