Cozzi on the Bracelets
A message from Bill:
- Even though I have major problems, I will survive I want to thank all of you guys that are making the $10 donations to the families of our fallen brothers and sisters. John Northen told me about the sky blue wristbands that just started circulating throughout the department... I love you guys! I also hear that the CPD and CFD are showing much more UNITY during these stressful times..
You don't know how precious your cards and letters are to me. John asked me this forced choice question: What makes my otherwise miserable existence down here a thousand miles away from home: Without a doubt, that's easy: MAIL CALL! I am so grateful to SCC and SLC for prominently posting my mailing address at the top of their blog sites. John also told me that at the FOP meeting Tuesday night, a full house unanimously believes my mailing address should appear in the December FOP Newsletter. With thanks to Mark Donahue and Greg Bella, I have been receiving the newsletters at Oakdale. Aside from that and your letters and barring national news, I have no idea what's happening in Chicago and the CPD. I can't receive subscriptions to the Tribune and Sun-Times because of the distance. Oakdale will not accept newspapers unless they come directly from the publishers.
I have reached my alloted limit for paperback books. Please hold off until John informs you otherwise.
I can't deny it. I'd like to be upbeat but I''m depressed, homesick, lonely and isolated. Basically, I keep to myself. I agree with John. I have no idea why the Bureau of Prisons sent me down to this miserable place rather than Oxford, Wisconsin. In order, I get the distinct impression that most of the other inmates do not like , Northerners and certainly Chicagoans, Catholics and people of Italian ancestry. Again, your mail has made me stronger and I will survive.
Please wear the wristbands and donate to the families of our murdered police officers.
When you gather around your Thanksgiving feast with loved ones next Thursday, I will be thinking of your kindness.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you!