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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Reminiscing with a friend and co-worker from the past, we remembered the sign we walked under every single day on our way into lockup to interview inmates in the county jail:

All others we search.

Any memorable signs in your life?


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JUSTJO66 7/23/2010 9:20AM

    I don't even remember the name of the church but while out driving one day long ago I saw this sign in front of this church. It stuck with me.

"Get Right or Get Left"


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CRAFTYDEBI 7/22/2010 5:34PM

    My husband and I own a small business in Michigan. "In God we trust, all others pay cash!"

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--KREN 7/21/2010 10:32AM

    LOL, Kay, I was locked in jail for many years! I did have an hour lunch and was able to go home at night, though, lol. When I retired I was Director of Pre-Trial Release for my county. My staff and I interviewed inmates in jail to determine, through interviews with them, families, employment, criminal history, etc., if they could be released on bond with any confidence that they would return for trial or sentencing when ordered to do so. They reported to us weekly while out, and complied with court-ordered drug testing, counseling, etc. or we put them back in jail. A little like probation.

I heard some great human interest stories during that time and some of them were true, lol. And by the way, some of the inmates were nice people, just had problems living in our structured society. If you can't hold a job, balance your checkbook, afford auto insurance, renew your DL, and many other things like that, you can find yourself locked up. Of course, some were in for much more serious felonies. I saw all kinds.

Also, I had one man tell me, "I'm not evil, Ma'am. I'm just stupid!" Karen

Comment edited on: 7/21/2010 10:36:59 AM

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/21/2010 10:27AM

    The sign is very meaningful. I can't think of one now, but I'll keep thinking.

How was prison life? Did you have a long sentence? You always seemed like such a nice person.

I'm just kidding. It was some kind of job.



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BELTONWALKER67 7/21/2010 9:11AM

    One in our office is "Be Nice or Leave"! It has gotten a few raised eyebrows!

Your sign should also be at airport security gates, Karen. When returning from D.C. had a body scan at one gate and they kept telling the guard under her right arm...turned out to be the underwire in my bra!

Thanks! Your blog help me find my motivation for the day!

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JEANNE229 7/21/2010 8:04AM

    Now, Karen, I want to know MORE of the story. Why were you interviewing inmates in lockup? My daughter is a prison psychologist, and she also has this charge....

Signs? I always remember my street sign when I walked home from school. It let me know I was almost there each day.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/20/2010 10:33PM

    The sign that hung in front of the nurses station with my name and postion - Head Nurse. Big responsibility. Everyone knew who to blame. LOL.

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DGAIL51 7/20/2010 9:00PM

    Thank you for the chuckle! emoticon

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