State of Georgia vs. Wendy Jane Titelman
Case No. 00-9-4681-40
April 23-27, 2001
Who gets custody? What is in the
child’s best interest? Are the massive
federal dollars flooding father’s rights groups and family court
administrator’s coffers to insure every child has access to both parents,
regardless of outcries of abuse, being used to insure this presumption?
From the Transcripts of The
State ofGeorgia vs. Wendy Jane Titelman,
April 23-27, 2001.
Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert Flournoy, III’s statement to
Attorney Michael Hirsh’s evidentiary argument prior to the final divorce
"But you've got -- you have
very effective witnesses, Dr. Silberg, you had Dr.
Matherne, very effective witnesses to testify that,
their opinion, she was acting very reasonably, did
what any concerned mother would do. And actually, I
think you've conveyed to the jury that they could draw
the inference that, in fact, the Cobb
system did shut down on Wendy Titelman and didn't
her redress, et cetera, et cetera."
Presented to Court Appointed Evaluator & Kennesaw Police
Notes on Judge Bodiford's rants hearing
on motion to transfer 07/21/05
TRANSFER TO THE JUVENILE COURT AND TO AMEND AND CORRECT ITS OWN PROCEEDINGS
Supporters of Wendy Titelman,
recently acquitted of charges of interstate interference of custody and lost
another round in her attempts to protect her children, don’t think so. [See
Attorney Richard Ducote’s letter regarding the Cobb
Grand Jury inquiry below.] After the State’s inept attempt to prosecute
her, several jury members who acquitted her in record time and later sent a
letter to the Cobb County District Attorney Pat Head criticizing the
prosecution and the family court custody award of Wendy's two
young daughters to the father, Andy Titelman. Mind
you, the jurors weren’t the only ones writing letters of outrage. At least 30+ others joined in faxing, phoning
or mailing their complaints to Head and Governor Roy Barnes. Yet for some inexplicable reason, threats of
a defamation suit have been made against the jury foreman.
Here’s the jury letter:
Bryan Wilson, Jury Foreperson
vs. Wendy Titlemen
Honorable Judge Bodiford and Mr. Pat Head:
is Bryan Wilson and I recently served as a juror on a trial (Apr 23-27, 2001)
in the Cobb County Superior Court of Georgia. Several members of the
jury have requested that I write a letter summarizing our thoughts and concerns
pertaining to the case we heard; State of Georgia v. Wendy Titlemen. To understand why this case even made it to trial
was a question each of us had to ask while we were deliberating on Friday. We
were perplexed as to why our State would pursue such a case so diligently when
there were obvious errors in the indictment and credible reports indicating
sexual and emotional abuse to two small children and the prosecution of the
mother who sought to protect them from harm's way.
jury felt that the "State of Georgia" did in fact, neglect
to protect these children and furthermore, did not have the children's best
interests at heart. It appeared they wished to cover up blatant miss-steps by
an agency (DFACS) that appears to have made several errors in judgment. I would
like to take an opportunity to summarize these areas of concern. I sincerely
hope that action can be taken to correct these situations in the future. Not
only will this save the State of Georgia the expense of prosecuting
such flimsy cases, but will also serve to better protect the ones who need it
most, the CHILDREN of our State.
"Indictment". The indictment was very poorly written and poorly
executed. The dates were inconsistent with the prosecution's effort to paint
the mother as a "law breaker and flight risk". Based on the information
we received, the dates listed in the indictment were within the legal limits
spelled out in the final divorce decree's visitation schedule. It is incredible
to believe that our court system would put a decent woman in jail for doing
something completely legal during the indictment's window! Very poorly written
indictment in our opinion.
The charge of
"Fleeing Justice". Based on the evidence presented, we, the jury, were
unanimous in agreeing with and supporting Ms. Titlemen
in her beliefs that there was probable cause to protect her children. The
evidence gave strong indication the children were being sexually molested by
their father. Ms. Hakes, the Assistant Prosecutor, in her closing statements
called Ms. Titlemen a "zealot" 'like
Timothy McVeigh for wanting to take the law into her own hands and protect her
children. I believe the majority of us on the jury have children. It was also
unanimous that had we felt there was reason to believe our children were being
abused or neglected in any way, and when seeking help, found the state
(who is supposed to protect our children) unwilling to review the evidence in
an unbiased light, would have reacted in similar ways.
"Taking the law
into her own hands". We, the jury, saw Ms.
Titlemen as someone desperately trying to use the
legal system in Georgia
to its fullest extent to protect her children, but to no avail. Then, when
discovering more evidence of abuse, was left with no choice but to apply to the
State of Mississippi
for help. Although Ms. Hakes painted Ms. Titlemen as
a manipulator and extremist, we felt that she was justified in using whatever
means necessary to protect her children. Ms. Hakes said over and over during
her cross-examinations the State of Georgia knows best how to protect
its children". We are not so sure after sitting on the jury and seeing
first hand the types of "guardians" and "counselors" that
the State of Georgia
appoints to protect our most precious resources and future taxpayers. Dr. King
admitted under oath, the children told her they were being abused. Why then do
the children remain in the custody of the accused when the State does not
appear to have proved otherwise?
Deserve Justice!" We, the jury, were
horrified when Ms. Hakes told us in her closing statements that Ms. Titlemen didn't deserve justice. What does that mean? Doesn't everyone deserve justice and aren't
we all innocent until proven guilty? For the Assistant Prosecutor to openly say
that a citizen doesn’t deserve justice is an outrage and an insult to our
court appointed Guardians and Counselors were not credible and did all they
could not to disclose real findings or intentions. Ms. Woods defied a State of
Mississippi court order (within 24 hours) to protect the children from their
father until additional hearings could take place and certain evidence be
reviewed. Ms. King (a supposed expert) interrogated the children for two and
one-half hours without taking any notes, or tapes, etc. She then appeared to
try and cover up the disclosure of the sexual abuse to the court when asked in
direct questioning. Therefore, we found that there were several disclosures of
sexual abuse but little evidence at all of recantations. Ms. Whitaker went so
far as to say the children were "abducted"! This accusation further
alienated the jury by displaying such blatant bias against the mother, Ms. Titlemen.
Witnesses". Ms. Hakes was very careful to point out numerous times that the
defense had hired “expert” witnesses who were paid for their services. Where is
this wrong? We all got paid for doing what we considered our civil duty. Ms.
Hakes gets paid, the state appointed guardians and counselors get paid, the judge and court employees get paid, so why did she feel
this was such a big deal? Ms. Hakes tried to make it a huge deal by claiming
the defense had “hired guns”. The State's witnesses were pathetic in our
opinion. They were poorly rehearsed, poorly accredited and overtly biased. At
one point, Ms.
King, when asked a direct question about the children confiding to her that
they had been abused by their father, turns to the judge and says, "I
don't want to answer that, they may get mad at me". Would the State really
get "mad" if she told the truth under oath?
In conclusion, the
jury collectively felt that the divorce of Wendy and Andy Titlemen
contained deep dividing issues. It was our wish that more information could
have been disclosed to assist our decision. We all agreed that the children
were in all likelihood being sexually abused by their father. Also, the custody
and well-being of these minor children should be a major concern to Cobb County.
A new group of unbiased experts needs to re-evaluate this case and bring
closure regarding visitation that satisfies all parties if appropriate. It has
been an honor to serve as the foreperson of this jury. I feel that this jury
has served justice, and that the state's mishandling of this case has cost the
taxpayers of Cobb County, Georgia a lot of money.
Anne E. Klueter
Vicki L. Croft
Kimberley J. Savransky
Cynthia P. Winter
This case, was influenced by the one
of finest fathers’ rights legal advocacy group known to mankind the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers “AAML”, John Mayoue, who along with
Academy affiliates, also known as the ‘Big Boy Club’, litigates the majority of
the big money cases in Atlanta. They invariably use Dr. Richard Gardner’s [He stabbed
himself to death.] widely discredited parental
alienation syndrome “PAS” against the mother and PAS affiliated psychologists
who cook evaluations on behalf of their clients.
non-divorce cases pack high profiles. Former Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins is
a longtime client, and Johnnie Cochran Jr. of O.J. Simpson fame is a colleague
on a pending case. Mayoue was Marieanne
Gingrich’s attorney and judge in the Titelman case,
Judge Bodiford’s wife, Nancy, was employed by Newt Gingrich as a constituent coordinator at his Marietta
Senate Headquarters, served as Superior Court Clerk Jay Stephenson’s administrative assistant
and during the Titelman custody case she worked in
the Cobb County Sheriff’s office where the bogus lie detector reports were
“Atlanta divorce attorney
John C. Mayoue, who represents Marianne Gingrich and
Janice Holyfield in divorce cases against famous
husbands (politician and boxer), also believes anti-male prejudice lingers
among some judges, though he sees great strides toward fairness. "Real, shared custody is far more commonplace today
than it was even five years ago, though it can still be a difficult, expensive
battle. I do not accept the principle that anyone with money can get
custody," he said. "The cynical view of custody battles sees them as
a financial ploy, but this is far too broad an indictment. There are, however,
financial incentives in some jurisdictions for one spouse or the other to have
sole or primary custody -- particularly in those states that look solely or
principally to the income/assets of the non-custodial parent," such as in
The evaluator, Dr. Elizabeth King,
ex-wife a leading Atlanta AAML attorney, Barry McGough,
and mother of his children, co-founded Peachtree Psychological Associates. In between Wendy’s criminal trial and the
so-called Grand Jury Investigation, King’s associate, Carol Webb, McGough, several AAML attorneys, the guardian ad litem,
Diane Woods, Wendy’s divorce
attorney who did same to the first Mrs. Titelman;
and the Judge in her criminal trial, who wouldn’t allow prior evidence of abuse
entered into testimony, Judge Robert Flournoy, III
were all at the beach no doubt conferring on future venues of family fun:
Annual Family Law Institute
Trial Strategies for Domestic Cases
SATURDAY • May 24-26, 2001
Amelia Island Plantation
FL • 1-800-874-6878
STRATEGIES FOR DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATONS OF A
Ph.D., [Elizabeth King’s
partner] @ Peachtree
Psychological Associates, http://nafcj.org/PeachtreePsych.htm
Steele, Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, Marietta
Frank A. DeVincent, Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C., Atlanta
STRATEGIES FOR DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATIONS OF A
GUARDIAN AD LITEM
J. Diane Woods, Huff,
Woods & Hamby, Marietta
Hamby, Huff, Woods & Hamby, Marietta
Hylton B. Dupree, Jr.,
Dupree, Johnson, Poole & King,
BREAK: "WHO WANTS TO BE A FAMILY LAWYER?"
The Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, III, Judge, Superior Court, Cobb
Judicial Circuit, Marietta
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE JURY COMES IN . . . ÒTOO GOOD TO BE
TRUEÓ OR ÒTOTAL EXTINCTIONÓ?
Edward E. Bates, Jr., Warner, Mayoue & Bates, P.C., Atlanta
Barry B. McGough, McGough,
Huddleston & Medori, Atlanta
More Family Law Fun in November:
November 16 – 17, 2001
Emerald Pointe Resort and
Lake Lanier Islands, GA 770-
November 16, 2001
CUSTODY DISPUTES— CAN THEY REALLY BE
Honorable James G. Bodiford,
Judge, Superior Court of Cobb County, Marietta
Lauren Alexander, Attorney at Law and Mediator, Roswell
Elizabeth King, Ph.D., Peachtree Psychological
Richard Shiffman, Attorney at Law and Mediator,
J. Diane Woods,
Attorney at Law and Mediator, Marietta
Pat Head, a former family law
attorney; Diane Woods, former president of the Cobb County Bar Association, Bettie
King, who is on the same State Bar Family
Courts Committee as is the father’s attorney, John Mayoue;
Dr. Frank Pittman, a
father’s rights psychologist, testified as an expert witness in this case here
he is on the National
Fatherhood Initiative’s recommended reading. Pittman advocates sex
between older women and teenage boys
“In Never on Sunday, introducing
virginal boys to the joys of sex was always a holiday for the Piraeus prostitute of Melina Mercouri….Matings between women
who have been around and boys who have not are generally portrayed as acts of
generosity and mercy, rather than as child molesting. As long as the older
women don't expect the liaison to be permanent, they won't frighten boys who
want to be sexual but aren't ready yet to be grown-up.”
Frank Pittman, Hypocrite of the World on the Smart
Marriages 'Christian' Web Site
Frank Pittman,on Burning Bibles
From ABC News' Jessica Yellin: "Mike McManus is
founding partner of Marriage Savers and also a
syndicated columnist. He received grant money from
the Administration of Children and Families (which
is within HHS) to promote their marriage initiative.
ACF acknowledges that McManus received this money --
as a subcontractor for the Lewin Group. And they
acknowledge he was also a syndicated columnist. Wade
Horn, the head of ACF, was a founding board member
of Marriage Savers (McManus' group) until his
government appointment. The McManus' phone has been
disconnected. Wade Horn sent out a statement to ACF
employees late today informing them of a new policy
prohibiting the agency from using journalists or
columnists as consultants or contractors."
And Wade Horn Assistant Secretary for Children and
Families and co-founder of the National Fatherhood
Initiative resigned. "In the Department of
Health and Human Services, Horn oversaw a $46
billion budget and 65 programs that serve vulnerable
children and families. He is best known for his work
on issues embraced by social conservatives, such as
more money for faith-based groups and organizations
that work to help couples improve their marriage."
Whitaker, a social worker who worked on Francie
Hakes’s, prosecution team as an expert adviser -- even
sat at the prosecutor's table with her --
ganged up against Wendy at a grand jury hearing on charges to indict Andy Titelman for child molestation.
None of Wendy's expert witnesses were called to testify and the results went
according to plan.
Two young girls, 6 &
8-years-old, who were terrified that they would never get to see their mother
again after disclosing sexual abuse time after time, have been cut off
completely from any contact with Wendy.
This from a court that receives federal funding to provide
equal access to both parents?
to Marv Bryer, who
uncovered family court corruption in Los Angeles
County, [See "Is Justice for
Sale in LA?",
lawyers, judges and evaluators gather at County Bar Association
functions and pass checks to the County Courts Judicial Association. Bryer actually
found checks in the judge’s bank account from his daughter’s opposition, the
attorney representing the father, written to the judge in the case. According to Cobb County Court
Administration, the Cobb Judges Association is shared with the Ninth Judicial
District. I confirmed this through
numerous phone calls, but the administrator refused to send me copies of their
Court Judge James G. Bodiford stripped Wendy of her
children when the guardian ad litem, Diane Woods,
called an emergency hearing with Dr. Elizabeth King’s PAS evaluation in hand
claiming that Wendy was damaging the children by “parental alienating” them and
planting false memories of sexual abuse.
Mind you the children drew described the father to a psychologist in an
art therapy session, as dressing up in a purple dress, pink shoes, a wig,
make-up and drew a picture of this with a third leg which they described as
looking like a dragon’s tail. They also
described bathing nude with their father, jumping up and down on his tummy
while he lay in the bathtub, wallowing around wet on the bathroom floor,
dancing around naked while throwing artificial flowers about and then rushing
to clean up the mess before mommy got home.
Andy Titelman, a Sterling
Institute/Cult member, was given temporary custody by Bodiford.
and King pontificated in unison how
incredulous this scenario was especially since it occurred in context of a
divorce. Never mind that this was the
second time Andy Titelman took custody away from a
fit mother, the primary caretaker and proceeded to do the same with his second
wife. [See Robert Titelman’s Affidavit to court in behalf of his mother keeping
custody of his younger sister.] In
closing arguments, Woods went so far as to chastise Wendy for not wanting a
divorce from an alleged child molester which led her to believe that she
wouldn’t protect her children.
<< Dear friends,
The attached message was e-mailed to Lorita
in response to her threatening letter to the
Foreperson of the
criminal jury who wrote to the DA
and Judge Bodiford. I encourage you to share
Note: forwarded message attached.>>
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 00:34:05 EDT
Your letter to Bryan Wilson re: Wendy Titelman
Dear Ms. Whitaker,
I am one of the attorneys representing
Wendy Titelman in the custody
case in Cobb County. Your letter to Bryan
Wilson, the foreperson of the
criminal jury which quickly acquitted Ms. Titelman on
April 27, 2001, has
been forwarded to me. Apparently Diane Woods and Dr. Elizabeth King have
selected you as the "point man" to attempt to undo the damage done to
three of you by your own actions in this case, because they perceive you as
being the least vulnerable. It is interesting that the jury letter
to Pat Head and Judge Bodiford does not mention you
by name, although Dr.
King and Ms. Woods are named and vehemently criticized in the letter. Yet,
you are the one now attempting to bully Mr. Wilson and the other jurors who
correctly analyzed the situation here by threatening to sue them for what are
obviously privileged and immune communications on their part. If
to sue someone, sue Wendy Titelman. She has, and will
continue to state
publicly that your work on this case was incompetent and that you are
coveringup the sexual abuse of the girls. She
would welcome your suit,as
would welcome suits by Dr. King, Ms. Woods, and Andy Titelman.
Be my guest.
If you believe that she fabricated the sexual abuse allegations, please have
the courage to state so. You will then be promptly sued and a jury can
it all out. Let's examine your letter to Mr. Wilson, point by point:
1) "The grand jury heard all of the
evidence last week and voted 19-0
in favor of Andy Titelman and found Wendy's
prosecution to be malicious."
The grand jury inquiry was led by Pat Head, despite a motion brought by Ms.
Titelman to recuse him because
of his conflict of interest. Pat Head
"cooked" the grand jury just the way he wanted them. He, you,
Diane Woods, Dr. King, etc. all got together and planned the grand jury
presentation. None of the evidence presented at the criminal trial in Ms.
Titelman's defense was presented to the grand jury.
Laurie Caldwell, no Bajda Daniels, no Dr. Silberg - and very
none of the Pat Head/Diane Woods/Betty King/Andy Titelman
team had to be
cross examined!!! So you guys went to the grand jury with hours of your
"cover your rear" testimony, and the Wendy Titelman
is malicious and crazy
slander, and since you were not challenged by anyone, you pulled it off.
Head was very clever in instructing the grand jury to avoid taxing Ms.
Titelman with costs, despite the finding of
"maliciousness" because under the
law, she could then expose everything presented to the grand jury by you guys
to defend the financial assessment. Ms. Whitaker, your own testimony
your incompetence: A) The absolutely foolish "Wendy was feeding the
the alligators" opinion, B) Your complete ignorance of the standard
professional sexual abuse treatises, which you thought were "self-help
books," C) Your opinion that you could spot molesters by looking at them,
Your bizarre criticism of Dr. Matherne because he
discussed their reports of
abuse with the children, D) You, as the children's therapist, acting as Ms.
Hakes' s assistant, E) Your refusal to speak to Ms. Titelman,
etc., and on and on. In summary, your presentation was shockingly
The continual cover-up for the benefit of Ms. Woods and Dr. King is
illustrated by the very unusual step taken by the court in not requiring Dr.
Pittman's grand jury testimony to be transcribed, and by ordering Ms.
Titelman (and all of the witnesses for! the
appearance of equal treatment) not
to contact the grand jurors, which is otherwise her right. Also, the
of the grand jurors are now sealed, despite the fact that such is public
2) "No evidence prior to August 4,
2000, was allowed." I accurately
predicted that this defense would be used by you guys. You all know that
was Pat Head, Francie Hakes, Diane Woods, and Andy Titelman who had Judge
Flournoy rule that nothing prior to August 4 could be
presented in the
criminal trial. Ms. Titelman strongly opposed
that ruling, and tried at
every step of the criminal trial to open all of the facts to the jury.
it is a bit disingenuous to use this line. In fact, the reason you all
opposed the pre August 4 evidence is because it explains why Ms. Woods and
Ms. King in their minds had to lie about the
children's disclosures to
themselves and Dr. Matherne in order to protect
themselves for their early
positions that Andy Titelman should have custody.
Why would Dr. King and Ms.
Woods refuse to let the jury know that they were the ones who were
responsible for the children being with their father, despite the children's
reports and the independent eye witness testimony of others in community
proving the sexual abuse prior to August 4?
3) "Power of the individuals
involved." This is indeed the most
paranoid thing I've heard in this case. To whom are you referring?
power here, Ms. Whitaker and company, is the truth-
your only enemy.
I think the criminal jurors should get
legal assistance so they can
sue you immediately upon your continuation of your baseless hostility against
them. I doubt that you can find an attorney to sue any of them.
But, by all
means, feel free to sue Ms. Titelman. She will
continue to publicize your
errors and incompetence in her children's case. In fact, rest assured that
this letter will get broad internet circulation. Have your attorney call me
so we can accept service and get to trial immediately. I, and others,
relish the opportunity to cross examine you and your associates in this case.
Finally, as Robert Burns, the great poet once observed, "O, wad
the giftie gie us, to see
ourselves as eithers see us."
New Orleans, LA 70118
&nbs! p; (504)
"The ideals that have lighted my way and
time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been
Kindness, Beauty and Truth."
6/7/2001 Response to D.A.
There has been some confusion expressed regarding
why the Grand Jury came to a totally opposite
conclusion from that of the Jurors of the criminal
trial. I will try to explain again.
The Jurors from the criminal trial heard all the
testimony from witnesses called by the prosecutor and
from witnesses called by me. They were able to make
The Grand Jury investigation was done in secret.
The public was not made aware nor are privileged to
hear any part of it. I nor my attorneys were
to hear or see any part of it. Grand Jury
investigations are led by the DA. In this particular
investigation the DA (Pat Head) and his office was
also to be investigated. That is why we filed an
emergency petition and an emergency motion to have him
disqualified from any investigation. The Cobb County
Superior Court ignored our requests, and Pat Head led
the investigation (thus, the fox guarding the chicken
coop). Pat Head
called the prosecutors witnesses and
refused to call any of my witnesses including every
doctor who has substantiated sexual and emotional
abuse of [my daughters]. The Grand Jury doesn't know
they didn't hear all the testimony. That's why I
likened it to the school teachers teaching
incorrectly. What are the children to believe? Diane
Woods, Elizabeth King, Francie Hakes, Dr. Pittman,
Andy Titelman and Katie Titelman
were called to
testify. I was invited at the last minute to testify
if I wanted. Dr's Hill, Brentnall, Pearce, Matherne
and Silberg were not invited or subpoenaed to
The supervisors who witnessed sexualized behavior
from [my daughters] and heard their disclosures of
abuse and saw strange behavior of Andy were not
invited to testify. The lay witnesses who saw abusive
behavior and sexual behavior of Andy and the girls
were not invited to testify. Experts on Parental
Alienation Syndrome and the danger of its use were not
invited to testify. The Grand Jurors were deceived by
the limited testimony that remains a secret.
Further, it has been ordered that the testimony
Frank Pitman before the Grand Jury may not be
made known for any reason. Now why would they do
that? (I think he is afraid of being sued.) Also, it
has been ordered that I may not contact or talk to the
May-June Grand Jurors for any reason. It has also
been ordered that the May-June Grand Jurors names
(which is public information) may not be given out to
anyone for any reason. (By the way, I've got the list
if you want it.) Now why would they do that? Pat
Head, Diane Woods, Elizabeth King and Lorita Whitaker
and the State of Georgia
have a lot to lose at this
point. They are doing everything they can to cover up
the abuse of [my daughters]. The children mean
nothing to them. Their own hides mean
That is why I ask for your help. They want us to
roll over and go away and stop exposing them. I will
not. Richard and Michael will not. We will continue
to use all legal resources and our right of speech to
expose what they have done and are doing. They are
liable for the damage they are doing to not only my
children but others as well.
I hope this explains. Let me know.
I am sending to you in several attachments various
motions and petitions we have made over the last month
and giving you an update of what has occurred as a
On June 4th, I petitioned the May-June Grand Jury to
do a full fledged investigation of Andy Titelman,
Diane Woods, Betty King, Lorita Whitaker, DFCS, and
the DA's office in regards to child molestation of [my
Williams and I delivered this
petition to the foreperson per the law. Grand Jury
investigations are assisted and directed by the DA.
So on June 4th I also filed with the Cobb County
Superior Court an emergency petition to disqualify
Patrick Head and to appoint a substitute district
attorney. Throughout June we fought with the Court
for a response. The Court refused to respond. A
subsequent emergency motion was filed. This was heard
(by Judge Bodiford) 2 days after the completion of
investigation that was led by Patrick Head. Judge
Bodiford refused to recuse
himself and ruled on the
disqualification of Pat Head as a "moot" point.
With the Grand Jury investigation, DA Head called the
prosecution's witnesses and refused to call any
witnesses that knew anything about the sexual and
emotional abuse of [my
daughters] I was invited by
mail to testify (if I wanted to) before the Grand
Jury. I received this in Mississippi
about 21 hours
prior to the time I was to appear. I did testify.
However, when I arrived the jurors rolled their eyes
at me and called me a liar. I testified for almost 3
hours after they had already heard 7 hours from the
prosecution team. Very simply stated - it is like 5
teachers going in to a class of first graders and they
all teach that 2+2=5. They also teach that a 6th
teacher is going to come and tell them that 2+2=4, but
that she is crazy and doesn't want them to know the
truth. When the 6th teacher comes in and tells them
2+2=4, the kids don't believe her. They have been
deceived. The Grand Jury investigation can be likened
to the fox guarding the chicken house. We will be
Also on June 4th I filed an affidavit with the
in support of the issuance of a
warrant for the arrest of Andy Titelman. Along
it was substantiation of abuse by several doctors and
the jurors letter stating their findings.
Judge Laura Austin shared that she recognized I needed
help. She said she had to be very careful what she
did in this action because of what had already
transpired. She said this is a classic case of the
good ole boys sticking up for each other. She told me
not to go around the Court without a witness. She
also said that I desperately need the media, that Cobb
County is scared to death
of the media. After several
hours, she called me and said she was asking for
another investigation to be done and denied the
warrant. Thus far, no one who knows anything about
the abuse of [my daughters] have been contacted, and
the investigators name given to me, Det. Bishop,
cannot be located with Cobb County Crimes Against
During the hearing with Judge Bodiford on June 22,
2001, he made open threats to me and the jurors who
wrote the letter to him and Pat Head. He accused my
attorneys and me of writing the letter and coercing
the jurors to sign it. He said they libeled Andy by
calling him a child molester and that they were going
to lose their cars and their houses for it.
Interesting that this is after Pat Head has stated
that the jurors did not find Andy guilty of child
molestation. This was a scare tactic to get people to
leave them alone for what they have done to Alex and
Jenny. Richard, Michael and I would so love for them
to try to sue us.
All this is separate from the civil proceedings. We
still have a lot outstanding. First the recusal of
Bodiford, Woods, King and Whitaker. Second, a motion
for retrial and change of custody. I'm sending these
attachments to you also. They are public record, and
I want you to be fully aware of what is happening.
The recusal shares the criminal behaviors of these
individuals as well as the motion for retrial.
Some of you may be led to do something about this.
Some of you may not care enough and do nothing. I
give you all the information so that you can make that
decision. [my daughters] are now 7 and 9 years
The system has failed them, and the good ‘ole boys are
protecting each other for the mistakes that have been
made. Richard, Michael and I will not stop pouring
light on the deception of darkness that has prevailed
up until Richard and Michael became involved. It is
infuriating those involved in the deception.
Eventually [my daughters] will be protected. It is
taking a tremendous toll on them, on me, and on
Richard and Michael. The time, money, and energy that
it takes to fight this is monstrous. We need
help, and I pray that you will not be silent to what
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF GEORGIA
IN AND FOR COBB COUNTY
IN RE: DISQUALIFICATION )
OF PATRICK H. HEAD, ) CASE NO.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY, )
PURSUANT TO )
O.C.G.A §15-18-5 )
EMERGENCY PETITION FOR DISQUALIFICATION
AND APPOINTMENT OF SUBSTITUTE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
To: The Honorable
Chief Judge, Cobb
County Superior Court
Now comes Wendy J.Titelman,
pro se, respectfully petitioning this
Honorable Court, upon information and belief, pursuant to O.C.G.A.§ 15-18-5 to disqualify Patrick H. Head, District Attorney
for Cobb County, from any decisions or other involvement in any potential or
actual prosecution of Andrew Charles Titelman, a resident of Cobb County, for any crimes he may
have committed against the minor daughters of Petitioner and Andrew Charles Titelman, and, thereafter, that this Court make a
requisition to the Governor for the services of the Attorney General pursuant
to O.C.G.A.§ 15-18-5 (a)(3), or
otherwise appoint a substitute District Attorney pro tem as set forth in O.C.G.A.
§ 15-18-5 (a), for the following reasons:
1) Petitioner is the mother of two
female children referred to herein by their initials A.T. (dob:5/26/92) and J.T. (dob: 3/30/94).
2) Andrew Charles Titelman,
a resident of Cobb
County, is the children’s
father and legal custodian. He and the
Petitioner are divorced.
3) The children have disclosed to
Petitioner, other adults, health care providers, and inter alia, J. Donald Matherne, Ph.D., a
Mississippi forensic and clinical psychologist, that Andrew Charles Titelman has committed the crime of child molestation
against them in violation of O.C.G.A.
§16-6-4 by coming into their beds at night in their father’s home in Cobb
County and fondling their genitalia with his hands.
4) In response to this evidence,
rather than prosecute Andrew Charles Titelman,
Patrick H. Head has prosecuted Petitioner for “Interstate Interference with
Custody” in violation of O.C.G.A. §16
-5-45(c)(2) in this Court in Case No. 00-9-4681-40 because she had the
children seen by Dr. Matherne in Mississippi, and
then complied with a Mississippi chancery
court order placing the children in emergency
foster care for their protection as a result of Dr. Matherne’s
5) Petitioner was tried on those
charges before the Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, III
and a Cobb County jury on April 23-27, 2001, and
was acquitted after a very short jury deliberation.
6) Not only did the jury acquit Ms. Titelman, but the jury has written a letter to District
Attorney Head and the Hon. James Bodiford, the judge
assigned to the Titelman custody case, expressing
outrage that Petitioner was ever prosecuted, that the District Attorney’s
office was so absurdly hostile and prejudiced against Petitioner, that there is
sufficient evidence to conclude that the children were being sexually abused by
Mr. Titelman, and that the sexual abuse of the
children has been covered up by Cobb County officials and professionals [See
Exhibit A, Jury Letter].
7) Furthermore, in response to
Petitioner’s trial and the District Attorney’s office’s conduct in the course
of the trial, numerous outraged citizens of Cobb County, the State of Georgia,
and other states -including witnesses
with direct knowledge of evidence supporting the child sexual abuse allegations
against Mr. Titelman - have deluged the District
Attorney with letters of protest and calls for remedial action to seek proper
justice and to act to protect the children from their father [Exhibit B, copies
of only a few of the letters sent to Mr. Head].
8) In response, D.A. Head has sent out
a reply which very clearly demonstrates prejudice against Petitioner and
absolutely no interest or intent to take any action to protect the child
victims [Exhibit C].
9) Thus, D.A. Head has a conflict of
interests. Should he successfully prosecute Andrew Titelman for the child molestation, it would confirm that
all of the criticism from the community and the jury is accurate and
justified. Therefore, it is in D.A.
Head’s interest to decline the prosecution of Andrew Titelman,
despite the plethora of evidence of his guilt.
10) Petitioner intends to immediately seek
all legal avenues to commence the arrest and prosecution of Andrew Titelman, and fears that such legitimate efforts will be
thwarted and blocked by D.A. Head to protect his own self-interests.
11) Thus, in light of the intense
criticism of D.A. Head and his response thereto, D.A. Head has a personal and
political interest in the possible or actual prosecution of Andrew Titelman and, therefore, he must be disqualified and either
the Attorney General or some completely independent private prosecutor
appointed pursuant to the statute to make all decisions regarding this
case. As the Georgia Supreme Court
stated in Nichols v. State, 17
Ga.App.593, 606, 87 S.E. 817 (1915), “The
administration of the law, especially that of the criminal law, should, like
Caesar’s wife, be above suspicion, and should be free from all temptation, bias
or prejudice, so far as it is possible for our courts to accomplish it...”
12) Petitioner attaches hereto and
incorporates herein a copy of the transcript of her own sworn testimony in her
criminal trial as Exhibit D, the transcript of Dr. Matherne’s
sworn testimony from Petitioner’s criminal trial as Exhibit E, and a copy of
Dr. Matherne’s psychological report as Exhibit F.
IT IS PRAYED that this Honorable Court will invoke the statutory remedies
to disqualify and replace D.A.Head.
J. Titelman, Petitioner pro se
2222 17th Street
to and subscribed before
me, Notary Public, in and for the
this ___ day of
Wendy J. Titelman’s Proffer of Evidence Necessary to
Support her Justification Defense
In support of her justification defense under
Sec. 16-3-20 (5) & (6), Defendant Wendy J. Titelman
submits that she intends to offer the following essential evidence to explain
her reasoning for filing the action in Mississippi,
instead of in Cobb
County. All of this evidence predates the August 4,
2000, final orders:
was clear to her that any effort to protect the children from sexual abuse by
Andy Titelman in the Cobb County Superior Court would
be useless and dangerous to the children because Dr. Elizabeth King, the court
appointed evaluator in the prior custody case and Diane Woods, the court
appointed guardian ad litem, would do everything
possible to discredit the true allegations of sexual abuse, to return the
children to Andy Titelman’s custody, and to severely
restrict Defendant’s access to the children in order to protect themselves from
potential civil liability and professional embarrassment and humiliation for
their having negligently, incompetently, and erroneously previously taken the
position that Wendy Titelman was mentally ill, suffering from the discredited and bogus, and
pro-pedophile Parental Alienation Syndrome promulgated by Richard Gardner, or
planted “false memories” in the children’s minds.
February, 2000, Andy Titelman in an emergency court
hearing prompted by Diane Woods and Dr. King was granted custody of the
children and Defendant’s visitation with the children was ordered supervised at
the urging of King and Woods because the children were reporting that their
father was sexually abusing them. Woods
and King negligently, incompetently, and erroneously convinced the court that
these reports by the children were the result of Parental Alienation Syndrome
and defendant’s “mental illness” for believing the children. At that time, and during the custody trial in
May-June 2000, King gave conflicting opinions that the children were coached
and that at the same time defendant was sincere in her belief about the abuse.
intends to call a number of lay witnesses to whom the children reported that
their father was molesting them, or who observed the children’s sexualized
behavior or other indicators of sexual abuse, including the professional
supervisors of Defendant’s visitation with the children. Defendant gave Woods and King the names
addresses and phone numbers of these witnesses, including letters from the
witnesses documenting the reports. King
and Woods refused to talk to them.
Instead, King and Woods urged further restrictions of Defendant’s
visitation and the termination of the supervisors because the children were
reporting molestation to the supervisors.
intends to call lay witnesses who observed inappropriate behavior between Andy Titelman, including another mother who observed Andy Titelman with the girls at their ballet class. He had the girls sliding up and down his
crotch, while he moaned "“touching, touching, touching” in a quiet singing
voice. Woods and King were not
interested in this witness.
intends to call Diane Pearce, Ph.D. a local psychologist with expertise in
child sexual abuse, who had treated and evaluated the
children. She was convinced that Andy Titelman had molested the children, and informed Woods,
King, and Defendant of that opinion.
King and Woods dismissed her as a “quack.”
intends to offer evidence that Woods and King also dismissed the reports from
two other local Ph.D. psychologists, Dr. Lynn Brentnall
and Jaqueline Hill that the children were being
molested because they called them quacks and hired guns.
Woods as guardian ad litem first took the formal position
that Andy Titelman should have sole custody of the
children in May of 1999, and at that time falsely and fraudulent reported to
the court that a local psychologist, Dr. Frank Pitman, knew Defendant and Andy Titelman far better than anyone else because he had treated
them throughout their marriage for a period of eight years. She later relayed this same information to
Dr. King in September, 1999. Defendant
intends to offer Dr. Pittman’s records into evidence to show that Pittman had
no contact whatsoever with Defendant for a 6 ½ year period from 1992-1998. There were only 2 contacts with the Defendant
in 1998 after the divorce had been filed.
the children began reporting their father’s sexual abuse in March, 1999, and
after Woods already committed herself to the position that Andy Titelman should have custody, the children continued to
report their father was molesting them.
Diane Woods them prompted the court to appoint
Dr. King to do a custody evaluation in July-August, 1999.
Defendant intends to offer into evidence King’s records which demonstrate that
on September 30, 1999, Woods sabotaged King’s evaluation by convincing her that
the sexual abuse allegations were false, and by falsely and maliciously telling
King that Defendant had attacked a police officer.
Defendant intends to show through documents and
Woods’ testimony that Woods sabotaged
the sexual abuse investigations conducted by the police and the Department of
Children and Family Services by telling those agencies that there was no abuse,
and then later using the findings of the sabotaged investigations to bolster
Woods and King’s opinions that there was no abuse.
Defendant intends to offer into evidence the audiotaped sessions between the children and Dr. King to
prove that Dr. King’s “evaluation” was totally incompetent, and that when the
children reported the sexual abuse to her, that she discouraged the reports,
and encouraged them to criticize Defendant.
Defendant intends to offer competent expert
testimony that Dr. King’s evaluations and conclusions were grossly incompetent
and misleading, based on King’s own records and audiotapes.
Defendant intends to offer volumes of
professional literature and Richard Gardner’s own writings to prove that his
theories are propedophile and totally inappropriate
to use in a sexual abuse evaluation, as was done by Dr. King.
Defendant intends to offer into evidence a
videotape produced by Andrew Titelman in April, 2000,
showing himself and his girlfriend bullying the children to recant their sexual
abuse allegations and to claim that their mother and her friends made the
children falsely report the abuse. Dr.
King and Woods incompetently used this tape to prompt the emergency removal of
the children from Defendant, to be placed in their father’s custody, in May,
2000. This tape is critical to show that
there is proof that Andrew Titleman has a documented
history of bullying the children into recanting the abuse, and that this is the
most probable explanation for the children recantation of their reports of
sexual abuse in September, 2000.
Defendant also intends to offer competent expert
testimony regarding the incompetence of Dr. King and Ms. Woods in relying on
this tape to discredit
the abuse reports.
Defendant intends to offer competent witnesses
and documentary evidence to support all of the above.
It is all of this information which convinced
Defendant that the children reports of molestation to her in September, 2000,
were indeed accurate,and
that Diane Woods and Betty King would kill any efforts to protect the children
in the Cobb County Superior Court.
The reason Defendant lost custody of the
children in May, 2000, and in August, 2000, was solely because of King’s and
Woods’ false, incompetent, and self-serving argument that defendant was either
mentally ill or guilty of the bogus parental alienation syndrome for believing
the abuse reports.
If it weren't for the pathetic state the
girls find themselves at present, still living in the custody of the
"alleged" cross-dressing child molester, editorializing would be a
cathartic blast. We could get really silly and call this travesty “Pat Head Ped Gate” for the man responsible for this circus, Cobb
County District Attorney Pat Head and his trusty sidekick Tom Weathers, who
wanted no part of sitting in on the original custody trial, reading transcripts
[now he says he did read them] or investigating the both sides of this case.
Oh, but they were there mid-week, Wednesday, May 2, 2001, after two days of
deliberations, when the state's case began to unravel.
When I first heard about Wendy's arrest, I contacted Weathers and told him he
needed to hear me out, but all he did was shout me down -- kept telling me over
and over, I needed to shut up and listen to HIM -- had he listened, he would
have known he didn't have a case.
Yesterday, Head's seemingly only interest was in defending Diane Woods' and Sam
Huff's guardian ad litem program.
He said the jury thought Wendy was guilty but that they didn't want her
prosecuted. Funny, that's not what I heard them say after the trial,
hanging around for over an hour, as they hugged Wendy, voicing their disgust
and making plans to coordinate a letter writing protest campaign. Head
lost. Wendy won.
Sadly, Wendy still has hoops to jump and custody to litigate, before she can
offer any protection for her girls.
It is important to remember that Wendy did not kidnap her daughters.
There was nothing in the Order stopping her from leaving the State of Georgia.
She previously took her daughters to Florida for a week at the beach and returned
them to their father. It wasn't until they called her up threatening to
run away did she become alarmed. The A.D.A. made a big stink about not
contacting Cobb County Police [who also wanted no part of fact finding] while
she was on Labor Day vacation when they disclosed that their father started
molesting them again.
When Wendy got to Mississippi,
a six hour drive [not half way across the country as Hakes opined] she
contacted her lawyer, who sent them to a forensic psychologist, who believed
the girls' latest outcries. The girls were due back that Monday night at 6:00
p.m., but they couldn't get a hearing until Tuesday, after the holiday.
Instead of retuning to Cobb County they appeared before a Mississippi
judge who took the children into custody, under the color of Mississippi law, which allows the court to
take jurisdiction in emergency situations to protect children from abuse.
statutes charge parents to protect their children from abuse.
This is why she's not going to jail: thanks to an astute jury of her peers,
expert witnesses, Cobb
County attorney, Michael
Hirsh and Internationally renowned attorney and advocate for domestic abuse
victims, Richard Ducote.
These closing statements from Cobb
Assistant District Attorney Francy "Banshee from
Hell" Hakes, were Ducote's faves:
1. "Wendy Titelman does not deserve
2. "She is like Timothy McVeigh." [Who BTW did get justice]
3. "Just because she didn't disappear, didn't mean she didn't want
I liked Hakes statement
"I'm just worried about his [Hirsh] ineffective appearance
Also noteworthy was Hakes' comparison of Randy Burton's Internationally
respected Justice for Children [Justice For Children Web Site] to a
"fringe" group somehow tied to a sinister "underground
railroad" where people really do disappear. Hakes begrudgingly had
to apologize to the court for mentioning Faye Yager
in front of the jury, which she promised not to do in a pretrial agreement in
exchange for the defense not bringing in child molestation issues from the
custody case. [Which makes it really hard to discuss child molestation when
you're not allowed to talk about it?]
On an incompetent roll, Hakes again made a fool of herself when she accused the
woman in the front row, moi, Vicki Pierce, of jury
tampering by boarding an elevator and blathering on about the case. Unbeknownst
to Ms. Hakes, had she bothered to ask anyone other than Katie "Gumshoe
Lolita" Titelman, that a "seasoned"
Marietta attorney sporting a wide-brimmed straw hat, drinking hot tea out of a
Tabasco cup, -- nowhere near the jury -- said he was looking for Diane Woods,
the guardian ad litem, and I said I was looking for
her report. As we boarded said elevator, I told him she ‘done’ testified
and ‘gone.’ Then, one-by-one, squashing us in the back of the court's ancient,
creaking, cramped elevator [which broke down later that day] was what seemed to
be all 12 jurors. We discussed, not the Titelman
case, but said straw hat, Tabasco
sauce and longevity.
After reading so many Peachtree Psychological Association reports [PeachtreePsych.htm
I was thrilled to see Dr. Bette King derailed and humiliated. But I'm not sure
which I enjoyed more, that or Hakes' wily maneuver to get the judge from the
original and pending custody cases to testify against Wendy in her criminal
1. Believe it or don't, Hakes' subpoenaed Judge Bodiford
as an expert witness. He admitted that ethically he should have contacted
the State Attorney General, Thurbert Baker, who would
then quash the subpoena, but to hell with the rules, he was gonna
testify anyway. JQC complaint anyone?
2. Yes, there is a Goddess in heaven and she allowed me the honor
of watching Betty King getting unglued under oath. Done gone was the
self-assured smugness, as Hirsh played her lousy interview tape with the girls
and calmly questioned her advocacy of Parental Alienation Syndrome during the
original custody trial. Eyes darting, hands-wringing, teeth-knashing, water gulping, voice
cracking perjuring: nope, no way she ever said PAS -- only said parental
alienation, not syndrome -- even though she did and couldn't be previously
persuaded that it wasn't peer reviewed. Now almost a year later, Betty
says it's not a valid syndrome that Judith Wallerstein's
and Joan B. Kelly's Northern California
alienated child works just as well as Dr. Dick's alienated child.
Any bets on whether Head and Weathers care to prosecute Betty on perjury?
Don't know but I've got a call into him.
This just in...Head called me back and the verdict is
in and the answer is NO. If'n, I have a hankerin' to see Betty prosecuted,
I must call the Cobb Police or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Show
how little he knows about the law, the GBI won't do jack for jest a little ol' citizen like myself. Nope, the Governor, Lt. Governor
or a law enforcement official has to order a GBI investigation. This
reminiscent of Hakes' citing Georgia's
unique Child Hearsay Statute which allows hearsay in a court of law. Just
ask Gov. Roy Barnes who voted against it and said it was unconstitutional after
the GA Supremes ruled it was unconstitutional. Even the Judge didn't get
it. Where have these people been for the past four years?
Early on, Judge Robert Flournoy sustained Hakes' objections
to Hirsh's cross on Bette's knowledge of Dr. Dick Gardner's unorthodox views on
incest and paraphilias. But Dr. Joyanna
Silberg, LeadershipCouncil, ever so much more credible, made
Betty look like a sniveling nincompoop in comparison, navigating through
evidentiary objections to the bête noire of PAS.
I missed the testimony of Laurie Caldwell, Wendy's Mississippi
attorney, but sources say Caldwell
had Francy Hakes reduced to tantrums. Hakes, a
30-something, brunette with waist-length frizzies and
a wardrobe of expensive suits, two-sizes-too-small, subscribes to the Scarlett
O'Hara Old School of Litigating Decibel Shatterin'
How Wendy stood up to Hakes' scorch-the-earth, closing arguments -- best
described as SNL's Roseanne Roseanna Dana on
methamphetamines, screaching, flailing and slinging
her display about -- I'll never know. The children in Cobb County
need this? It took all restraint I could muster, not to jump over the
rail and shout "Francy shut up, you miserable
I missed the jury's "NOT GUILTY" verdict. But I did get to talk to
them afterward. When the verdict was announced, I was downstairs in the
record room looking up Huff & Woods' cases. Sam, Diane's husband and law
partner, who gets GAL upon GAL cases, sank to a new low unchartered
Neanderthal low, using the standard "false allegations in custody
cases" but giving the abuse excuse a new spin. His client, a father
of a 6-year-old and step-father of two teens who said he sexually molested
them, a Roswell High School teacher and coach, was only looking into the
"girl's vagina to see if there were any worms." I presume that
was the same excuse he used sodomizing the boy as well?
The jury didn't buy it, proving once and for all, we, the citizens of Cobb County
aren't the stupid hillbillies that some Yankees would have us believe.
Fore more on this story:
Moms Taking Abused Children Underground, Womens enews, 1/15/2002, By Miriam Raftery WEnews correspondent, "The judicial system in family court is broken," Titelman said, during the San Diego conference.
appeals process is very limited and not much of a viable option," says Portnoy. "It's a judge-only decision without a
jury." So, she doesn’t appeal,
because she’s on a FR rant… "I do see a lot of false allegations of abuse
and it has become a very powerful weapon. Sometimes it's legitimate and
sometimes it's a weapon," says Portnoy.
"Judges want to err on the side of the child, and if there's any potential
that it's true, dads can sometimes lose out." Not when Portnoy
and cronies are on the job…
More on Portnoy…
Loafing "Losing Custody" 10/10/1998, by Donna Freydkin
-- Abusive man wins custody through false reporting, PAS and ex parte,
interstate communications between a judge and her divorce attorney appointed as
guardian ad litem. NAFCJ activists works years
to expose their fraudulent activities
In a message dated 4/28/2001
12:08:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Andy Titelman <email@example.com> wrote:
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 09:27:15 -0400
To: Mark Evans
From: Andy Titelman
Subject: Re: Hello from Texas
Hey Mark - It was great seeing you last weekend - I certainly cannot speak
for others, however it did my heart good to see you smile,be
enjoy yourself. You looked good, and I found that pleasing. At least there
is life - of sorts - after divorce. I truly hope your life continues to
improve as much as possible. I must apologize at this time, because
although I'm reasonably fluid at typing, I still don't understand all the
intricacies of this Windows program. I don't know how to end and begin
another paragraph, so I will run all these sentences together. About your
mom - I feel certain one day in the future she will get loose at times at a
get-together or something, but not without the help of her friends, some
rope to tie her hands behind her back, and a funnel to pour the tequila
(with worm) down her mouth. Just kidding of course.
I've seen your mom get
reasonably loose in her way at times, she is somewhat stubborn. I'm glad
Robin and Roxanna were there and moreso that your mom
has let go with some
of her "upset" with their relationship. It was a very pleasant
get-together. It was nice to see you and Katie talking - Katie later said
she also enjoyed talking with you - she likes you ,
and I understand how
playing with kids can do one's heart good. It seems at least with me that
when having fun and relating with kids, they don't seem to have the
problems or complications or baggage that many adults have developed over
the years. They seem to be more accepting for that reason. There have been
no children that I have ever had any problems with. Now, talking about
adults with complications and problems, yes Tim and Beverly seem to be
upset with us - maybe more specifically with We! ndy. As I understand it, it
stems way back from the time you were here and brought Emily over to swim.
some attitude - and I think Tim is in cahoots with her - about
that incident. From that time on, they have put us on their bad-ignore
list. I don't understand or even want to take time to understand this kind
of pettiness. I'm not sure of why exactly they are upset and although it's
a shame, I don't frankly even care. They are the loosers,
I feel. They for
one lost out on a very nice family get-together. I tend to move away from
people that hold those kind of grudges - life is far
too short. I like Tim,
though, he is smart and industrious and has an excellent, but very dry
sense of humor - unfortunately a little on the negative side and racist,
but he can have me in stitches at times. Wendy doesn't like that part of
him. I noticed when I came into the house from work and your family was
there, that Wendy seemed a little upset with me - nothing overt and obvious
- something ver subtle. I asked her if she was upset
with me and she went
over to Robin and Roxanna (who were standing in the kitchen) and instead of
saying no to me, she said to R. and A. do I seem to be upset with Andy?
They said no. But I knew better, or maybe I'm extremely paranoid. I dropped
it, but later asked Katie if she thought Wendy was upset with me when I
walked in, and Katie stated she thought something was weird, and stated
that Wendy earlier said something about how I am able to free myself up at
work at times to go to the gym and exercise with Katie. Wendy has
frequently been upset with me about that, thinking that Katie and I
actually plan to meet at the gym,when
we don't. anyhow it has been a sore
spot with her. anyhow, Mark, I'm sure glad you took
the time to find my
e-mail address. It was great to get your message and great fun responding.
We must keep the communication up. It's great fun to have an e-mail pal
like you and as I sit here ! typing,
I'm remembering you in our sunroom with
both [my daughters] on your back doing the horsey
thing - no wonder kids
love you - hope you have a great week - Andy (was this letter long
enough?)At 01:27 PM 5/11/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Andy & Wendy & all
>I arrived here early Sunday morning after a marathon drive.
>I enjoyed the get together at your house. Will we live to see
>you-know-who ever drink and loosen up? Some people
>seem intent to have no fun. I was rather surprised to see Robin
>and Roxanna. What was the story with Tim and Beverly?
>I had fun playing with the kids and talking to Katy (Katie?).
>It does my heart good for kids to warm up to me. Take one
>So now you know my email address. I found yours via search
>engine. Isn't technology wonderful?
>Hope your weather is as nice as ours is today. Let's stay in