RE: Last Respects

Dear: Ingri
Greetings, I hope all is well with you and wish there was something I could say or do to relieve the sorrow you are feeling. Yesterday I saw the notice about Don in the American Free Press and could not believe it. I was really looking forward to soon meeting the two of you. I say this due to a recent North Carolina Supreme Court ruling holding Unconstitutional N.C.G.S. 14-415.1 which is what Judge Cohill wrongfully applied to allow my prosecution to continue. Who would ever have known it would turn out to be a “get out of jail free” card.
So if this is not delayed too long in the court and if you are in need of help I would be more than glad to help out and repay the many favors you two did for me over the years. I never knew in all these years that Don had leukemia. If it’s any consolation to you at least you can know he is not in any pain or suffering any more. My only regret is not being able to have met him in person. I had planned on calling several weeks ago except they have implemented this new phone requirement to give a voice print in order to access the phone and I would not do it. If one could only know what the future would bring. I hope this will in some way cheer you up or at least take you mind off past events. So I will keep you abreast of the situation and my help is there if you need it.
Stay strong and know he is in a better place and one day you two will be together again.

Very truly yours,
Donald G. Jackman, Jr., Lisbon, Ohio

Editor’s Note: What great news that you may be released soon. Thank you so much for your thoughtful letter and offer to help out once you are released. As you likely read in the belated Sept. edition of The I.O., no one had any idea that Don was suffering from AML, a more severe form of leukemia associated with mycoplasma infections. It was a shock for all of us how quickly he went down hill and then passed away. (IC)