This is me, Ike Jakson.


Born August 03, 1940 as the second child and second son of three and later two sisters who are now widowed but all five of us are still here as at April, 2009 and …


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Traveled all over including almost three years by Moterhome on the back roads [the blue routes] of America.  Read history [all of Michener’s books]; all-time favorite author John Steinbeck; favorite travel writer Peter Biddlecombe; my favorite book Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor.


Wine drinker [lately modest]; pipe smoker [no cigarettes] and have no intention to stop it [it is very good for my health] and enjoy American food.


Two lovely [now successful adults] children who have made their mark and I still love them, perhaps now more than ever.  Son reads professional books/magazines and even writes some, and our daughter reads most of mine but is also trying to convince me to read more of Toni Morrison.  I try to convince her to read William Faulkner.


Retired far away from the big cities in a small hamlet with 300 souls.


Started Blogging by accident but find it great Fun.  I don’t argue because I prefer civil debate.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. bydesign001 Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Ike. Sorry I missed it. Seems I’m surrounding by folks born in the month of August. Hope you had a great day.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Lady BD

      This is special. Thank you. Yes, I did have a good day with lots of calls, but too much food though it was delicious.

      God bless you.

  2. Ike Jakson Says:

    It is with some hesitance and sadness that I pen these words this Friday, August 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM about the changes in our family in the past twelve months.

    Elder Brother [our Ouboet] left us after a long sickbed on Saturday, August 22nd last year. We had been expecting it for a long time and though we have never had to morn him because of his immense strength and a presence as undisputed head of the Clan we will remember him with love on Sunday, August 22nd as it is still as if he has not left.

    Younger Brother [Boetie] however suddenly and unexpectedly passed away Monday, May 24th this year just three weeks short of his 68th birthday. We miss him badly on the phone where he was every Saturday for more years than I can remember to hail the arrival of another weekend.

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