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Taggot's Story. (Part Two)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, May 22, 2008

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Ten-year-old Taggot Wilson continues her story.


My name is Taggot Rose Wilson, and I'm ten years old.

If you're not familiar with me, that is okay.  I live with my parents Mirna and Tony Wilson, as well as my two little sisters Nickole and Rayven (they're six and eight) and my two little brothers Hunter (five) and Nickolas (two).  We have a dog, an Old English sheepdog named "Boy", who is a klutz and a half! LOL

I live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  I love it here:  in the summer it's not too hot, and we can always go to the mountains if it gets too stifling hot.  In the winter, we can go skiing at the ski resort near our place; I've been skiing since I was a small child, and I'm very good at it.  I love skiing; it's one of my favorite things to do!

My family is okay, but my little brother Hunter is disabled.  He cannot walk without crutches or leg braces for shorter trips (on longer trips he uses a wheelchair), and sometimes he gets sick.  He ends up in the hospital when this happens, and it always scares me.

When I grow up, I want to help kids like my little brother.  If I can make any difference in their lives, to make their lives better, then it will be worth it.

I think I would be very good at helping kids who are handicapped.

I was kinda disappointed in "American Idol" last night.  The guy I wanted to win didn't.  David Cook won instead of David Archleta; I thought David A. was the better of the two, the one who should have won.  David Cook won by 12 million votes.  Not even close for the other David. Darn!

I hope good things happen to David Archuleta; he's young, he's incredibly talented, and he's super sweet in nature.  Good things are going to him; I feel it in my heart!

I also watched "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday; Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater, and her partner (Fabian; I forget his last name) won.  They were flawless.  I was hoping they'd pull it off; they did. 

No surprise there. 

Well, I gotta get ready for school; bus due to come in an hour.  I'd better not be late, or mom'll be mad; she doesn't like it when we miss the bus.  I will write in here again another day; take care and God bless!

~Love, your Wyoming friend, Taggot Rose, aged 10. :)

P.S.:  Sad news: Steven Curtis Chapman's youngest daughter, five-year-old Mia, was killed by her teenaged brother; he accidentally ran over her; he didn't see her until it was too late.  I will have to say a prayer for the Chapmans. (This happened yesterday afternoon.)

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/25/2008
Your sad news pokes a black hole through thru middle of the darkest night. JMW
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/24/2008
Well the two Davids have an incredible life ahead of them....and that sad news ...the worst thing to ever happen is for you to accidentaly kill someone more so your own! Such pain!
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/22/2008
Such a touching and heartfelt write my friend. I think growing up with a sister who needed my help due to her disability helped me to have a desire to help children. It was a blessing when I taught at the high school level, there were two sisters whom had the same vision problem that my sister has, no one seemed to know how to help them in the computer room, because they didn't truly understand their problem. I took extra time and gave them extra attention working to make their computers work for them. I hadn't seen them in a long time and found out recently that one of our janitors who is a wonderful person is their father. We had discussion about the girls and I discovered that both had graduated college, one is now a teacher the other an accountant! He also thanked me for helping them while they were in high school! It's a small world...I explained that I had grown up helping my own sister whom had the same vision disability so I understood. Anyway, a great story...Sad news though, the ending was a shocker! They are in my prayers, as is your dad...
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/22/2008
Such a fine write Karen, and the sad news at the end was a shock to me, I hadn't heard it.They have my prayers, it is such a difficult trial to go through! Only God can truly help them recover, along with support from famiily and friends.

I'm prayihg for your dad, Karen,
Hope he recovers soon and can return home

Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/22/2008
Oh! The sad news... That is so hard! I had two friends whose little sisters were killed in similar accidents while I was growing up. I remember how difficult it was for them...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/22/2008

Taggot's a wonderful little girl, wanting to make life better for those like her brother - more should be this compassionate! And what a sad ending - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 5/22/2008
All the younger ones seem to like David Archuleta. However, the more mature audience seems to lean toward David Cook. They are both very talented. I'm sorry that Archuleta didn't win. However, I'm glad David Cook is the winner, for there's not really a "well-mannered rock star" for a long time, and David Cook fits that good character description and sings well.

Great story, Karen! But I'm sad at that P.S. footnote!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/22/2008
sometimes bad things happened for a reason...the handicapped brother making her sister want to help others. But oh, what a tragic ending.
Another gem, Karen

Much love,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/22/2008
Karen this is a powerful write, especially the afternote about Mia, my heart is weighing heavy for the Chapman family
God Bless
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/22/2008
Like having the elation of seeing a kite been taken by the wind, to own a little piece of the skies, and then...the crash, the happening at the end of that string that we can't do nothing about, and the barrage of if...which would be there until our final day.

Reviewed by d. k 5/22/2008
Well you've created another wonderful character who obviously has a heart of gold. It's wonderful to see you pull out so many different families through your writing. Great work!

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/22/2008
This is a wonderful story of youth, eagerness, and hope--with a tragic ending. Good write, Karen.

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