Recent Reviews for Aubrey Hammack
A Life Cut Short: The Day Brad Henderson Died (Article) - 3/9/2015 4:57:46 AM|
It was a time that many young people died in auto accidents. We'll never know whether Brad Henderson would've been great in athletics in later life, but now he is, as a result of your writing, legend.
I was a skinny, but wiry and tough kid in high school. Gave up football because it was too rough on me, basketball because I wasn't tall enough, and baseball because my eyesight wasn't good enough. But, my senior year, I participated in cross-country, wrestling, and track… Lettering in all three but not outstanding because I was already suffering from spinal cord injury the summer before in a swimming accident. I really resented the favoritism that coaches gave their kids. I also resented the adoration that dumb head football players got over less brutal sports.
Our high school quarterback was intelligent and the son of a very good history and Latin teacher. He went on to play football and basketball at the University of Wisconsin, coach, and, at our last reunion, was still part of the Green Bay Packers administration. The family didn't have a car, and everyone, including Charlie's dad, walked to school.
I wrote a short story posted here, Hit and Run, based on the true story in our hometown that happened about the same time when a radio announcer/DJ hit two kids on bicycles on his way to work, left the scene, and reported it for some time until he finally turned himself in to the police much later. A young girl died and her brother was severely injured. When I checked with my family about the incident, no one remembered except a classmate who told me that it happened right across the road from her house and had communicated with the announcer years later about the incident.
Deep in December (Article) - 12/14/2012 3:47:30 PM
its spiritual to have you on this dreadful and sad day.The deadly massacre of students and adults in cooneticutt has made me numb. Thank God for you.I feel the need to reach out to you Aubrey. I am sad and the repeating updates are tearing me up. I cry and cry. My spirit for America is broken.
What can America do when our own people kill innocent children?
Christmas has taken an everlasting hit to our spirit. Please help me aubrey.
Keeping In Touch (Article) - 7/7/2012 10:38:20 AM
Hi Aubrey, I work with children with special needs and behavioural difficulties and the centre and activity group sound really great and a really good way of inspiring those young people to reach thier potential and grow in self esteem. I wish your daughter well in her course, I have just said goodbye to a good friend tonight who is going back to south africa, I will miss her so much, it is hard to let go but I know she is going back to be with her family and to do her dream job. At least we have the internet and skype these days to keep in touch. God bless. Baz
10 Ways To Make Your Marriage Better (Article) - 12/4/2011 5:34:21 AM
Thank you for a very informative article. Maintaining a relationship is not an easy task. For more tips on strenthening a marriage, visit: http://how-to-have-a-loving-relationship.blogspot.com/
16 Ways to Show You Are a True Friend (Article) - 5/23/2011 6:20:28 AM
My view: A true friend is more valuable than all the gold on earth.
How Infidelity Affects the Child (Article) - 4/15/2011 9:00:44 PM
I am overwhelmed by the reality of your observation/insight on such matter.I am in the same situation now.My ex-husband told my kids 12,7 and 5 years old to forgive him for he found someone in Facebook and he is deeply in-love with her.He told me to just move on,but, we will still stay in the same house for the sake of the kids.I wanted to shout profanity towards him for his cruelty.Deep inside, I know staying in the same house yet not talking to each other caused so much havoc in my kid's emotional growth than he can ever imagine.
Grief and Affairs (Article) - 1/1/2011 2:29:49 PM
Hi, thank you for your article about grief and affairs, I know that it will have helped a lot of people as it has me, Everything you wrote is so true, thank you for your understanding. god bless. Baz
1400 WNEX (Article) - 12/24/2010 7:02:17 PM
Very interesting life. I also worked for Cox in Tampa- Saint Petersburg and Macon Telegraph as well as the paper here in Savannah. I didn't realize I was running next to you.
Its getting late. I hear TAPS being played at Hunter.
I know you better now as do your other friends here at AD
I'll Be Home For Christmas (Article) - 12/24/2010 6:53:27 PM
Special people have a lasting affect on us and, if we're lucky, we gain positive ideas from them that we adapt into our lives. That's why some people are special and always hold tight to our memories. You, surely, had positive friends and relations that helped structure you.
You're a very fine person and I'm sure those memories that you conjured up....made a huge smile upon your face.
The Cold Gray Skies of December (Article) - 12/24/2010 6:44:50 PM
In my heart your message here comes home.You've proven to be a man of compassion and giving and I can't imagine anymore or anything less of you Aubrey.
You've always stepped up to any problem afloat here at AD and sooner or later posted your opinion here. The value you give is treasured by me and all those here who know you.Please know you are a treasuredf part of my days . Your advice has seen me through many a heart wrenching gray day.
What would I do without you?
My daughter is in Macon tonight. Her husband has family there and they will enjoy Christmas together...as newly-weds. She married a Florida lad by-way-of Macon....just one of those things!
Have a Merry Christmas and remember Jesus's birthday.
Also know this...you have value to extreme and your thoughts and articles always help in the nick of time.
Love to my dearest friend,
The Cold Gray Skies of December (Article) - 12/24/2010 5:40:11 AM
That is a worthy goal to set, Aubrey. I know that I especially need to learn to use my time more wisely in 2011. Hey, by doing that, I will be able to show more love! 2 birds down with 1 stone. :)
Merry Christmas, Aubrey. God bless you, as well!
I'll Be Home For Christmas (Article) - 12/17/2010 6:39:49 PM
Your shared experiences personify all that is good, priceless, and true ... for this marvelous time of the year.
I'll Be Home For Christmas (Article) - 12/17/2010 6:22:00 PM
Music certainly is a transport through time, especially at Christmas time. :) I enjoyed this article, Aubrey. Have a beautiful holiday!
I'll Be Home For Christmas (Article) - 12/17/2010 3:44:30 PM
I agree with you fully Aubrey as I was baking the same cookies my Mom use to bake for us as kids while listening to the Christmas music. I lost both my parents years ago but my mind took me back to my childhood days for a visit and for a few minutes I was Home For Christmas. Great write Aubrey and Merry Christmas.
Newfie hugs, Rose
How Infidelity Affects the Child (Article) - 12/5/2010 10:53:40 PM
I like that you included that children model their parents...but I disagree that it is just boys that follow their fathers it's not as prevalent that girls follow the cheater... I do a kind of therapy called Family Constellations that was originally started by Virginia Satir and then later further developed by Bert Hellinger and then further still by Carl Buchheit. This therapy looks at generational problems - one of them being lost or forbidden loves and another being infidelity. Any problem seems to influence about 7 generation or about 30 people... and not everyone (male or female) identifies as a perpetrator. Some identify as a victim, which may be why we find some females are not cheating but get hooked up with cheaters) finding others in relationship that will cheat on them. If you experienced infidelity in any of your familial relationships I suggest trying to find a family constellation facilitator and getting a constellation done to help release the pain caused by these relationships.
Feel free to contact me to find out more about this work. Maybe I can help,
1400 WNEX (Article) - 10/19/2010 7:11:50 AM
Cool article. Came across it while searching my daddy's name. My Dad was Buddy Wheeler. He passed away back in 1997. He talked of his radios years so much. Nice to read a little about it.
Disenfranchised Grief (Article) - 8/13/2010 3:56:12 AM
Yes. Yes. yes. The horrible loneliness created when no one will simply listen to how it is for YOU is crippling and wounding. Thank you for this article.
1400 WNEX (Article) - 7/30/2010 7:12:22 PM
I love the Allman brothers story!
1400 WNEX (Article) - 7/25/2010 5:47:28 AM
16 Ways to Show You Are a True Friend (Article) - 5/17/2010 11:16:25 PM
Your 16 Points Still Bring It To 1 Conclusion,i.e If You Live To Be 195 Still Have 1 True Friend You Can Count On 1 Hand Then Consider Yourself Fortunate All Rest Be But Acquaintances...
Lets Leave Religion Out Of It...
It Takes True Friend In Need To Be True Friend In Deed...
Time (Article) - 2/3/2010 5:28:22 PM
Caressing flames that beg "Come Near!" gently passion speaks, "I'm Here!
It's A Wonderful Life (Article) - 1/22/2010 8:28:05 PM
Love the glimpses you write about here and YES! It's a wonderful life. God is Great!
I wish you many days of harmony and happiness Aubrey.
Blessings and love,
It's A Wonderful Life (Article) - 12/24/2009 6:55:03 PM
Yes, It's a Wonderful Life - bumps, bruises, detours and all.
It's A Wonderful Life (Article) - 12/24/2009 9:52:41 AM
Grief and Christmas (Article) - 12/11/2009 7:40:07 PM
Since the loss of my mother, life changed for me. I thought I was a humble person before but today I am truly humble. I hear my mom say ,"Slow down. Why the big hurry?" Nothing is so important now that it can't take an extra minute to smell the flowers, spend extra time with a child and read a good book out in the sunshine.
It took me a while to go through the conditioning of missing my mother but I started to see mom in me in the many ways throughout the day. I found myself doing as my mother would do. That was comfort. I have her with me in so many ways.
Come May I will move back home and the memories will all be greeted with the gift of a dear aromatic rose. She loved roses.
Thank you, aubrey, for being here and writing this article tonight. Christmas was my mom's favorite part of the year.
Blessings and love,
Time (Poetry) - 2/25/2010 7:53:49 AM
Wow I truly find your words very beautiful
That thought that its captured in the reader's mind
A kiss the joys of life captured and
frozen in time!
Wishing you Peace Love and Light...Yolie
Time (Poetry) - 2/2/2010 4:23:21 PM
The beauty of love is always a warm part of the heart frozen in time. Your words give me chills. Absolutely beautiful!