Feb. 4, 2018

CONSEQUENCES

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PAUL TERRY PERDUE
Register Number: 54528-177
Age: 54
Race: White ...
Sex: Male
Located at: Texarkana FCI
Release Date: 02/07/2024

My ex-nephew....a stay-at-home dad... continued the ex-family legacy of demeaning me to others....even on Facebook. Now, he is no longer on Facebook.

I've known him from birth. He is 3 months older than my oldest daughter; they graduated high school together. I babysat him when he was a baby, innocent and cute like all babies but, when children are taught to hate....they grow-up to be haters.

When I moved back to Arkansas nine years ago, I gave him many old photos, newspaper clippings, letters, and other collectibles, admiring his mission to save my hometown's valuable past. From time to time, he contacted me to "fill in the missing pieces" when he couldn't identify a name from the distant past, or a face, or a timeline.

I learned from others that--in the shadows-- he mocked me, dismissed me as a "has been"....someone who didn't "measure up" in his family's eyes....or, apparently, the eyes of my own daughters. I read one of the emails he sent Pine Bluff's City Council Members, stating they should never take me seriously....in the event I tried to "force myself" back into Pine Bluff Politics.

None of us is above making mistakes, choosing the wrong path, or losing our direction. I speak from experience. And,the longer we live, the more we understand the meaning of the word: Consequences.

When a male is arrested for child pornography and labeled a sex-offender, FORGIVENESS-- may not come easy. History has proved that FORGETTING--will be almost impossible.

The small snapshot includes 3 generations of Perdues---the ex-family. Paul, the youngest, is on the right in the photo, clowning with my ex-husband.  Looking on is Paul's grandfather, Jack Perdue Jr.,  and his father, David Perdue.