Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local ...
Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local education concerns, but information about resources for parental research on different subjects concerning children and their well being. Jerrie Williams is the mother of three autistic children. Her journey began in 1999, when she discovered that her children were not developing according to the national mind stone charts. This was after they had received immunizations and developed reactions to them. She later learned the immunizations contained an agent that her children were allergic to, which led to their developmental delays. She moved her children to Georgia to be treated by a specialist in autism and brain injury in 2000. Since then she has been searching and discovering several research-based interventions and resources to educate, support and assist in the recovery of autism. She moved to Louisiana in August, 2011, and has been involved in educating the community about autism and the resources available to parents of autistic children as well as adults with autism. She has been instrumental in helping the Beauregard Parish school system to design an individualized curriculum that was suited for the educational needs of her children as well as other special needs children. Her children have since blossomed with this curriculum and continue to thrive. She will continue in her journey as a mother and an advocate for others.
There are a couple ways to find your self into the Jug Brotherhood. The conventional path is to create a high quality replica Little Brown Jug and to send your pics of the effort over to me. The other means is via editor’s discretion (see Jil Gordon, the artist who paints the score on the jug). Today I’m proud to introduce two new members of Local 1903 who took different paths to breath the rarefied air of Jug Valhalla.
Tom Kemp emailed last month and made his case for immortality. No, he didn’t create his own replica crock…he actually bought one from current brother Brian Snider. Recall that Snider made a few different jugs and he ended up offering a couple for sale. Now let’s be clear–> you can’t buy love and you can’t buy your way into this premium club. No sir. But if you put the jug on your desk and have it sit prominently behind you in a corporate video announcing your company’s partnership with Samsung…you are IN:
And P.S., the replica Paul Bunyan Trophy doesn’t hurt your case either.
Brian Igoe took the more conventional path by painstakingly creating his own jug. He emailed me a while ago with his photos so his membership is a bit overdue:
Beautiful work man..and nice nice M Man Cave! Is that Kramer helmet tucked in that bookshelf?
So Brian and Tom, welcome to the Brotherhood. Roll call:
Note that 2013 marks the 100th meeting between Minnesota and Michigan, and the 110th anniversary of the October 31, 1903 game that started the whole tradition. Go Blue!
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