Tucker pens book of encouragement

first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 27, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealed Many times in Tucker’s life, she has found encouragement in Warren’s words. Other times, she was not certain that everything was going to work out for the best. She “worried about the mule going blind.”Reasons to worry came early in Tucker’s life. For a while, life was as good as anything she could imagine based on circumstances. Her dad had a stable job at a Troy sawmill making a dollar an hour and dug graves to supplement his income.“We were a happy family,” Tucker said. “Then, the mill burned down, and we were soon eating out of the garbage cans behind restaurants.” Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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It took five days to get to New York, and we didn’t have hardly anything to eat.”For the next few years, the family worked the bean fields from Utica to Belle Grade, Fla. and back as migrant workers.Belle Grade became homebase for Tucker and her family. There she endured poverty and abuse. She contributed to her dire circumstances by becoming an unwed teen mom and then the mother of twin girls. Latest Stories Sponsored Content “Before the twins were born, I went to New York to stay with a cousin and ended up in a home for unwed mothers,” Tucker said. “I couldn’t care for the twins, so I gave them up for adoption. That was in 1967. I had to find a better life for myself. I had to stop worrying about the mule going blind.”Tucker moved to California and attended the University of San Francisco and earned a degree in behavioral science. She worked for 20 years as a teacher for the San Francisco Unified School District.During all that time, she never forgot about the two little girls she had “given away.”“For a time, I thought I would never be able to find them no matter how hard I looked,” she said. “But, then came the Internet and all its possibilities, and I had hope again.”Even with the Internet and even having paid agencies to find her girls, Tucker came up empty time after time.”“Then I found an agency that was reputable and they found my twins in three weeks,” Tucker said. “I had been searching for 20 years, and they found them in three weeks. But I had prayed to the Lord that, if I could have nothing else on this earth, to please let me find my kids. Through that agency, God answered my prayers.”In 2009, Tucker made contact with her daughter, who was able to forgive. Tonya was not.“Tonya could not accept the fact that I had given her away,” Tucker said. “The reason for my book is to show others that not matter what your circumstances are in life, you have to keep moving ahead. Don’t look back. You must never give up on your dreams no matter how hopeless it seems. You don’t know how close you might be to that dream. It could be within your reach when you turn away. How sad that would be.” You Might Like IN DEMAND: Natural gas subject of Troy Rotary program MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLGreg Henderson, Southeast Alabama Gas District, was the featured speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Troy Rotary… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Troy native Betty Tucker has penned her first book, “Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind” in an effort to encourage others to not let their circumstances dictate their future.MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLBetty Tucker put her heart and her soul into the writing of her first book titled, “Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind.”The title came from her friend and mentor, the late Johnnie Mae Warren of Troy.“When I was a child, my family lived close to Mrs. Johnnie Mae, and later in my life she became a good friend,” Tucker said. “Whenever something was troubling me, she would say, ‘Don’t worry about the mule going blind, just know that everything is going to work out for the best.’”last_img read more

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Search for missing FL Firefighters continues

first_imgThe wife of one of the men says the clue was left behind deliberately sparking hope that the pair are alive and will return home safely.Click here for live updates. Jacksonville officials say they are not giving up and it is “absolutely a rescue mission,” as the search for two missing firefighters continues Tuesday.Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Fla., firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Va., fire department, were last seen on Friday launching a 22-foot fishing boat at Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday.Since Friday, search crews have covered more than 24,000 miles by boats and planes with more than 130 volunteers.As of now, more than 130 volunteers have joined the search.A tackle bag found Monday is the only sign of them that has surfaced since they disappeared.BREAKING: Missing firefighter’s tackle bag found 50 miles off St Augustine coast “I wholeheartedly believe this is a breadcrumb they threw overboard to say we are here” Hear from friends and family at 5/6 @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/u13yKODLyF— Jamarlo Phillips (@JamarloANjax) August 19, 2019last_img read more

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