Wow!  What a week!  Need I say more?  Well, in addition to the news, I had personal events that were keeping me happy and sad simultaneously.  In no particular order, my sister’s husband Jack Prince had a birthday on September 30. He was 92.  (My oldest sister Pat Prince died in 2014 with ovarian cancer).  Their daughter (my niece) Deb Prince Kroll’s husband of almost 43 years died on the same day.  And my daughter-in-law Joy Tracey Bertolli MacIntosh had her birthday on October 1, 2020.  The family came together (rare event) to a celebratory dinner. So even though I am not there with any of them, I am in my heart. 

I celebrate with Jack and wish I could give him a big hug.  He is struggling with heath issues and memory loss.  He was and is very close with his family and our entire family. 

I am so sad about the death of Bob.  He has been sick for a long time.  But that does not make the loss less.  I wish I were there with the family to mourn.  So I have mourned alone for my sister, Jack, and Bob and Debby and Katie. 

And this has been a rainy week.   I also have had other challenges. 

Jack, Pat, Deb
Bob and members of the family
Joy Tracey with the family

Joy Tracey

Good news and things that I am thankful for.

I really like this apartment. The heat was turned on the building. I learned how to have my groceries delivered from Monoprix Supermarket. Christopher (my friend who speaks French) helped me get an appointment at the Prefecture for my French papers – no easy task. I found a good vet who is helping Missy. I got a nice letter from my grandson Tyler. Plus other things.

So, that is it for now.  I had a few memes I like that I am adding as a tag.  I am blessed to have my readers.  I now have 9501 Visitors and 41,000 views on Jayspeak.  I promise to do better as time goes by.  Or not. Maybe I will just stay the same.  But I will be back with good pictures as I make more physical adjustments.  Hey!  I am here and it took me a long time to get here.  All my life, this was my dream. Now, I must heal.  I did a job on myself.  Bottom line – HANG IN THERE.  DREAMS DO COME TRUE. 


Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.


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