Husband Admits To Sleeping With Wife’s SISTER. But Her Response Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Read
BEST DIVORCE LETTER EVER
I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been hell. … Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn’t even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favourite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don’t tell me you love me any more; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me any more; whatever the case, I’m gone.
P.S. don’t try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life!
Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It’s true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you’ve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping Too bad that doesn’t work. I DID notice when you got a haircut last week, but the 1st thing that came to mind was ‘You look just like a girl!’ Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can’t say something nice, I didn’t comment. And when you cooked my favourite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago. About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for 10 million dollars, I quit my job & bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica But when I got home you were gone.. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won’t get a dime from me. So take care.
Signed, Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free!
P.S. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that’s not a problem.
Alongside a wide, sandy beach on the German island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea stands the world’s biggest hotel. A hotel so huge it stretches over a staggering three miles and has 10,000 bedrooms all facing the sea.
Surprisingly even though this beach resort was built more than 70 years ago, not a single guest has ever stayed there. That is because this beach resort named Prora was build by the Nazis between 1936 and 1939 on Hitler’s orders.
During that same period, Hitler was making preparations for war which ultimately took priority, and the massive building project was never finished.
Prora lies on an extensive bay between the Sassnitz and Binz regions, known as the Prorer Wiek, on the narrow heath (the Prora) which separates the lagoon of the Kleiner Jasmunder Bodden from the Baltic Sea. Source: Wikipedia, BBC. Amazing things.
During the few years that Prora was under construction, all major construction companies of the Reich and nearly 9,000 workers were involved in this project.
With the onset of World War II in 1939, building on Prora stopped and the construction workers transferred to weapon factories.
The eight housing blocks, the theatre and cinema stayed as empty shells, and the swimming pools and festival hall never materialised.
During the Allied bombing campaign, many people from Hamburg took refuge in one of the housing blocks.
After the war, Prora was used as a military outpost for the East German army. But since German reunification in 1990, the buildings have stood empty.
The vast complex, designed to accommodate 20,000 visitors, was part of the Nazis’ “Strength through Joy” (“Kraft durch Freude,” KdF) program.
The aim was to provide leisure activities for German workers and spread Nazi propaganda.
Today, the whole place is still pretty deserted, except for a small museum and disco.
Locals call Prora the Colossus, due to its gigantic monumental structure.
There are hundreds of empty rooms, with many windows smashed by vandals.
After years of debate, the plan now is to turn Prora into a modern holiday resort, with four of the five blocks having been sold to private investors.
Developers have a new vision. They want to build hundreds of holiday apartments, with cafes, discos, hotels, sports halls and swimming pools in order to attract thousands of visitors.
It’s so stark and overbearing, typical of Third Reich architecture. Just walking up to it must have felt oppressive.
A 63-year-old farm worker who had been using his brother’s passport to travel for over 30 years and renewed it twice was fined $340,000 when he appeared in court.
Errol Brown of Clonmel, St Mary was fined $120,000 or six months each on two counts of obtaining a passport by false means and $50,000 or 60 days on two counts of making a false declaration after he pleaded guilty to the charges.
The court heard that Brown’s brother, who is in the United States, applied for and was given a passport in 1983. Brown then assumed his brother’s identity and used the passport to travel.
The court also heard that he renewed the passport in 1999 and in 2009. However, in 2015 Brown’s brother applied to renew his passport via the Consulate General of Jamaica. It was then discovered that someone else had been using the passport, hence a stop order was placed on the document.
In November 2016, Brown arrived in Jamaica from Canada and was arrested and charged.
When cautioned he told the police: “A just time catch up on mi; mi know wat mi did was wrong.”
Last Friday, before Brown was sentenced by Parish Judge Pettigrew-Collins, he begged for leniency
“It was a decision taken by my parents to use the passport and it is something I regret and I am asking the court to have mercy one me,” a remorseful Brown said.
The first Jamaican Patois-talking doll line was recently launched by a Jamaican teacher living in the United Kingdom (UK), and it has taken the market by storm.
“People love that it speaks Jamaican. I’ve been getting sales from Australia, Estonia, Amsterdam, Germany, and all these places, which show there is a massive demand for our culture,” the doll’s creator, Saffron Jackson, told THE STAR.
She officially launched the dark-skinned curly-haired dolls on November 24 at the Jamaican High Commission in the UK, and they were then made available to the pubic online a week later.
“My phone went off literally non-stop,” Jackson said, adding that she has far exceeded her sales target of 400 dolls during the peak Christmas season, and orders are still rolling in.
“Right now, I have an order from Miami for 50 dolls,” she said.
When the torso of the doll, called Toya, is squeezed, she utters authentic Jamaica Patois phrases, lauding her culture.
“Wah gwaan? Weh yaa seh? Wha happen? Me name Toya, and me a wah Zuree Doll from the beautiful island of Jamaica. We have the best beaches and sunshine all through di year,” is a snippet of her speech.
Women’s advocate and gender specialist Nadine Spence told THE STAR that the idea is very relevant
as girls of ethnic diversities need representation.
“It sounds exciting. There is a market for it. Especially for those in the diaspora, I think it’s keeping those second-generation young children connected to Jamaica and to their heritage,” Spence said.
Black doll for daughter
Jackson, a 38-year-old Bog Walk, St Catherine, native, explained that she first got the idea to create her own doll after becoming pregnant with her first daughter. She wanted to give her daughter a beautiful black doll that truly represented her, but could not find any.
“All the black dolls I have seen were from America, and most of them were either ugly or not to my liking. I thought, why not create my own doll?,” she said.
The Jamaican Patois-talking doll is the premier product of the Zuree Doll line. According to Jackson, the line produces dolls to represent ethnic diversities.
“The idea behind this is to show little girls that regardless of their skin tone or hair texture, they’re indeed beautiful. Hence, the name Zuree. It come from Swahili, and it means beautiful,” Jackson explained.
Jackson is also developing a clothing line for the dolls, which will be done by a designer in Jamaica.
Other projects in the works include a Zuree Girls book series, the first of which has already been published. In addition, a Rasta-talking bear will also be launched around March.
Those hoping to cop one of the Patois-speaking toys have to fork up £50 (J$7917), which Jackson admits is a bit pricey for the average Jamaican. She said she is working on cutting that price, however, she currently has to outsource manufacturing to China.
Jackson said her aim is to make Zuree Dolls a fixture in all major doll stores worldwide, so that all girls can have beautiful dolls that look just like them.
The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica’s first National Hero, once leader of the largest organised mass movement of African people, the man who inspired every black freedom fighter in the twentieth century, both in Africa and the Americas.
He left a legacy, inspiring great humans like Martin Luther King, Bob Marley, Mohammed Ali, Walter Rodney, Mahatma Gandhi, Minister Louis Farrakhan, President Nnamdi Azikiwe, Elijah Muhammad, President Kwame Nkrumah, Kwame Toure, President Jomo Kenyatta, President Nelson Mandela, President Patrice Lumumba, President Julius Nyerere, Malcolm X amongst many others but was disregarded in his country of birth.
All the same, given the anxiety in some quarters about the African heritage in Jamaica, it is truly remarkable that the political elite had the good sense to recognise Garvey’s heroic stature and honour him accordingly.
Born on August 17, 1887, only 21 years after the Morant Bay rebellion, and 53 years after Emancipation, Garvey grew up in a Jamaica that was still trapped in psychological bondage. As a child, he would probably have heard the denigrating mantra, ‘Nutten black no good’. He might even have been asked, ‘How yu so black an ugly?’ As if he had anything to do with it.
Garvey grandly rose above the hateful definitions of blackness in Jamaican society and prophetically affirmed, “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind”. Many of us sing along with Bob Marley, who popularised Garvey’s words in his “Redemption Song”. But do we fully comprehend the profundity of the exhortation to free the mind?
Garvey made that liberating statement in 1937 at a meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. By then, he was almost at the end of his tumultuous life. He died less than three years later in London. Like many Caribbean migrants of his day, Garvey caught the spirit of exploration. He went to Central America when he was twenty-three, then to the UK, returning home in 1914.
In August that year, Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica. He went to the U.S. in 1916, and by 1917 had launched the New York Division of the UNIA with all of 13 members. After three months, there were 3500 dues-paying members!
‘The Moses of the Negro Race’
Without access to Facebook and Twitter, the UNIA grew exponentially. Almost one thousand UNIA divisions were established within seven years. Garvey was soon described in messianic terms. The headline of a 1920 article published in the New York World loudly and, perhaps sceptically, proclaimed: “The Moses of the Negro Race Has Come to New York and Heads a Universal Organization Already Numbering 2,000,000 Which is About to Elect a High Potentate and Dreams of Reviving the Glories of Ancient Ethiopia”.
At the heart of Garvey’s vision of a universal movement of black people committed to self-improvement was the expectation that the colonised African continent would be liberated. Garvey asked himself some unsettling questions: “Where is the black man’s government? Where is his King and his kingdom? Where is his President, his ambassador, his country, his men of big affairs?” His answer: “I could not find them and then I declared, ‘I will help to make them.’”
You have to admire Garvey’s nerve. A lesser man might have quailed at the prospect of taking on such a superhuman mission. At the beginning of the twentieth-century, there were only two independent African countries: Ethiopia and Liberia. The rest of the continent had been captured by European squatters. Lion-hearted Garvey, girded with his philosophy of African Fundamentalism, militantly declared, “Africa for Africans, at home and abroad.”
Garvey saw parallels with the struggles of other oppressed groups who were demanding the right to self-government. In a speech delivered at Liberty Hall in New York in 1920, Garvey related why he’d started his career as a street preacher, spreading the good news of African redemption: “Just at that time, other races were engaged in seeing their cause through—the Jews through their Zionist movement and the Irish through their Irish movement—and I decided that, cost what it might, I would make this a favorable time to see the Negro’s interest through.”
“The Place Next To Hell”
Despite the global reach of Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association, and his overarching vision of economic enterprise, his wings were clipped when he was arrested on bogus charges of using the mail to defraud. Imprisoned, he took flight, writing The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, with the sustained editorial oversight of his second wife, Amy Jacques.
Deported in 1927, the indomitable Garvey launched a newspaper, The Blackman (1929-1931), then The New Jamaican (1932-1933). Perhaps Jamaica wasn’t ready for the black man. In his first editorial, for The New Jamaican, Garvey spoke the plain truth: “Jamaica is a fine country from a natural viewpoint—it is a terrible country from economic observations. To consider how the people of Jamaica live, that is, the bulk of the population, is to wonder if we, at all, have any system of economics. We shall endeavour to enlighten the country on the possibility of creating a better order of things for everybody through a system of education in economics—a thing not generally known nor taught in Jamaica.”
Eighty years later, things have not changed ‘to dat’, despite political independence. We still haven’t gotten the economics right. In frustration with Jamaican politics, Garvey once described the island in an issue of The New Jamaican as “the place next to hell”. Despite the almost hellish circumstances in which he sometimes found himself, Garvey was always self-assured. An article published in The Daily Gleaner on January 19, 1935, quotes Garvey: “My garb is Scotch, my name is Irish, my blood is African, and my training is half American and half English, and I think that with that tradition I can take care of myself”.
Saint Thomas is a small parish located on the southeastern end of Jamaica. The area is home to several natural attractions and sites that cater to recreational enthusiasts and adventure seekers. This part of Jamaica served as the grounds of the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865, and is home to several farms, ranches and sugar cane plantations. Travelers can take self-guided tours of various tourist attractions in St. Thomas, Jamaica any time of year.
Maroon Trail Cunha Cunha Pass
The Maroon trail “Cunha Cunha Pass” is a part of the Blue Mountains national reserves. The historic trail features dozens of native plants and flowers, and treks from Morant Point, St. Thomas into Tichfield. According to National Geographic Traveler, the trail was once used by freed slaves and former slaves of the Spanish, and helped farmers carry produce grown in the upper Rio Grande Valley to the markets in the south.
Reach Falls is a natural waterfall located near the Blue Lagoon and Blue Mountains of St. Thomas and Portland. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the falls, plunge into the 30-foot aqua pool and explore the forest and trails around the falls to enjoy scenic views of the region. Some of the pools in the region have rushing water, while others are filled by underground springs.
Morant Point Lighthouse
The Morant Point Lighthouse is located on the easternmost tip of St. Thomas and is the oldest lighthouse on the island. The site is maintained by the Port Authority of Jamaica and overlooks the Morant Cays, a small group of islands on a coral reef off the coast of Jamaica. The lighthouse was built in 1841 and is listed as a National Monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Morant Point Lighthouse Port Authority of Jamaica 15 – 17 Duke St. Kingston, Jamaica 876-922-0290 jnht.com
Blue Mountain Peak
The Blue Mountains run through Surrey and Middlesex counties in Jamaica and are the highest mountains in the region. Blue Mountain Peak stands at 7,402 feet high and features a series of ridges that run up and down the main ridge, branching off toward the sea and separating the Swift River from the Rio Grande. Visitors can take a guided or self-guided walk up to the base of the Blue Mountains to take in scenic views of the region, and climb up the Queensbury Ridge that starts from Blue Mountain Peak. According to the Adventures Great and Small travel company, travelers heading to the Blue Mountain range can also enjoy walks on the trails that lead to Catherine’s Peak and Mt. Horeb off Buff Bay Road.
Sandals is scheduled to open five all-new, stunning, luxury included over-the-water suites at its Sandals Royal Caribbean Spa Resort & Offshore Island in Montego Bay later this year. These Over-The-Water Suites are a first-of-its-kind in the Caribbean.
Reminiscent of a Tahiti–style bungalow, these gorgeous over–the–water suites convey an intimate connection to the Caribbean Sea. Announced in 2014, these suites feature floating water hammocks to private glass floors —your suite delivers an immersive journey of the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters and rich marine life. Plus, guests can enjoy private boat transfers to and from the resort – all included. The suites are now on sale for arrivals beginning November 16, 2016.
Each of the suites will feature a private outdoor Jacuzzi tub and shower, a hammock for two hanging over the water, and steps leading from the sundeck straight into the ocean. The breathtaking interiors will boast 1,600 square feet of space, with alarge walk in shower and indoor soaking tub.
You don’t even need to step outside to appreciate the Caribbean’s best crystal-clear waters. With see-through glass floors, you can experience the ocean from the comfort of your luxurious suite. Lit water ensures you can enjoy the sea anytime day or night. The service of a professional butler will ensure you never have to lift a finger and can instead embrace the beautiful scenery around you.
The resort’s private island, the setting for the fantastic new suites, is located moments from the shore of the main resort, and features an authentic Thai restaurant and casual beachfront grill, a pool with a whirlpool and swim-up pool bar, and a secluded private beach.
The beauty spot known as Lovers’ Leap emerges where the Santa Cruz mountains come to an abrupt end at Jamaica’s south coast, exposing a 1,700ft vertical drop down to the waves crashing on Cutlass Bay below. The lookout provides a fantastic vantage point to look for miles out to the Caribbean Sea. Along the coast the view stretches as far as Rocky Point (Clarendon) to the East and to Treasure Beach in the West. You will be reminded of how high you are standing when you notice birds, clouds and light aircraft flying below you!
The legend of Lovers’ Leap
Lovers’ leap is named after two slave lovers from the 18th century, Mizzy and Tunkey. Legend has it that their master “Chardley” took a liking to the girl and, in a bid to have her for himself, he arranged for her lover to be sold to another estate. The pair fled to avoid being separated but were eventually chased to the edge of a large steep cliff. Rather than face being caught and separated, the pair chose to end their lives by jumping together. However, the exact details of the story vary depending on who is telling it!
The legend provided the inspiration for the novel “Lover’s Leap”, written by Jamaican author Horane Smith who grew up nearby. The legend is also remembered by a wooden carving of the two lovers at the site.
Lovers Leap restaurant
A restaurant is located on site providing unpretentious meals and drinks. The restaurant takes a great deal of inspiration from the romantic story of the two tragic lovers and is appropriately adorned with heart shaped motifs. If you’re lucky your portion of rice and peas may even be set in to a heart shape! Of course, the restaurants biggest draw is the unparalleled view over the cliff of Lovers’ Leap.
Lovers’ Leap lighthouse – famous for two reasons. One is that this is the most recently constructed lighthouse in Jamaica, the other reason is that it is actually powered by three power sources (electricity, generator and battery).
A range of domestic instruments are on display outside of the restaurant to give visitors a taste of Jamaica in days gone by.
A three mile trail leads down to Cutlass Bay below, however, the rough waters at the bottom make swimming inadvisable.