From October 2017

The Shelter

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope all of you were able to get some rest over the weekend. The weather has been amazing for this time of year. Harry and I went to a shelter where we volunteer our time once a week and try to give whatever we can…

Children And Domestic Violence

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and here are some statistics from different articles on children that I wanted to share. Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violence by family members against their mothers or female caretakers. American Psychl. Ass’n, Violence and the…

Women And Domestic Violence

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, To honor Domestic Violence Awareness month and to expose this epidemic, I wanted to include more statistics from an article that I read. Every 9 seconds a woman is battered in the United States. AMA, 1998, Georgia Department of Human Resources, 1999 Nearly 5.3 million intimate…

Emotional Abuse

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and here’s an excerpt from an article I read on emotional abuse. “Emotional abuse can escalate to violence, but doesn’t always. Abusers instead control their partners with words. The abuse, sometimes called coercive control, can be difficult to spot, both inside…

The Epidemic

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the color purple represents it as a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending violence. I have a purple scarf that I wear in respect to those that have been killed and who are suffering. We’ve…

A Coincidence

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Today Harry and I had lunch at our favorite pizza restaurant—pizza margherita with extra cheese—it doesn’t do much for our cholesterol, and for that reason, we only indulge once in a blue moon, making it taste even better. We sat at a table for two next…

Morgan and Reilly

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, The cooler weather over the weekend was refreshing, and it looks like this week will be temperate. Harry and I straightened up in the garden—pulling weeds and dead flowers—we left my geraniums alone with their green leaves and red blossoms. They’ll last a while longer. I…