A communiqué from the master mind behind Jonah Varque (see RANK, Baybinda Woods and Juan Fryzwidat):
This bait has what might be a 1st in baiting annals---a lad who actually claims to have received money that I never really sent!
It is now 2months+ 6days that I am on this bait, and lemme tellya it is virtually non-stop for the most part, the ladette seems to have a 7-day computer cafe--and obviously thinks I'm a prime maga. The emails come and go between us sometimes 2x a day... Long stuff too though - 'Mariam Abdullah' is paragraphically-retarded. And the beat goes on... this is one lad/ladette who--unlike the majority--can type 7 days a week, despite being in a 'hell-hole prison refugee camp' in Sudan as she says.
A few phrases highlighted for the scam-o-challenged.
Begins with your basic orphan letter...
From: Respect <firstname.lastname@example.org>
With Due respect
With Due respect I humbly write to solicit for your partnership and assistance in the transfer and investment of my inheritance moneyUSD$17.5M from my late father who died mysteriously last Dec.
It was very evident that he was poisoned to death. In my culture, when a man dies, if he does not have a male child, the brothers shares his property leaving both the wife and the daughters empty handed including the house they live in. This is the exact case with me as I am the only daughter of my father. I lost my mother when I was barely a year old and my father refused to re-marry another wife because he felt solely responsible for my mother's death.
This is so because he concentrated much on his businesses that he rarely pays attention to domestic affairs. He was always traveling taking care of his businesses that he did not notice when my mother took ill. He thought it was a minor illness and was ignorant of this. My mother on her own resorted to self-medication. It was not until the illness degenerated that my father took my mother to hospital where she was diagnosed to find out that hepatitis had eaten deep into her blood stream. She didn't last long before she died. This happened when I was barely a year old. Based on this, my father could not forgive himself easily because of it and said he was responsible for her death as he could have saved her if only he had paid attention to the things at home rather than concentrating much on his businesses.
Despite all entreaties by friends and relatives, he refused to remarry but ensured that I had everything that I wanted. It was as a result of this that he made me the next of kin to his money deposit with the bank and stated that in the event of any eventuality, I should have a direct access to the fund only when I am 24 years of age otherwise, I should have a guardian/partner intercede on my behalf for the release of the money to me. Unfortunately, he died late last year and I am 21 years of age currently. This is why I have contacted you to serve as a guardian to me and as my foreign partner for the transfer and investment of the money overseas My uncles does not know about the money because they had already taken my father's houses and other properties because I am a girl and they said I do not have rights for any property. They have requested to have my father's bank papers but I simply told them that I do not know where he kept them. The younger brother took the house in the village while the houses in [yup, it stops there]
I had at various times had discussions with the director of international remittance unit of the bank where my father deposited the funds and I was assured that once, I have someone who would be willing to receive the money on my behalf, they shall commence all proceedings to effect the release and transfer of the funds into the person's designated account. Now, that you have signified your interest to partner with me, it would only be very necessary if you contact the bank and request for the release and transfer of my inheritance fund into your nominated account for the purpose of investment and to further have me come over to your country to continue with my studies.
I shall be giving you the lawyer information and bank's contact details as soon as I hear back from you through my email address email@example.com so that you will go ahead and contact the lawyer
Your urgent response will be appreciated,
Always keep in touch with me.
[My email obtained from a guyman guestbook...A quick net search of 'mariam abdullah scam' shows many, and one from 2007 written verbatim.]
[This same lad-scam-- posted June 2009--can be seen virtually verbatim at
Date: Monday, 23 August, 2010, 12:46
My wife does not like me to be in email contact with young women.
[I don't bother to even sign it..this can't go anywhere. I just hope the lad will try and appeal to my wife, who also happens to be me...]
Sent: Mon, August 23, 2010 8:02:54 AM
Hi uncle Theodore,
[let the games begin, maybe...]
Date: Tuesday, 24 August, 2010, 8:53
I do not have any brothers or sisters, and that is the same for my
[I am trying to ditch this ladette, but secretly waiting for more]
Sent: Tue, August 24, 2010 9:34:15 AM
Hi uncle Theodore,
Date: Wednesday, 25 August, 2010, 6:17
Dear Mariam--miss Abdullah
I have received your email and the contents noted by me indubitably. And I repeat---I am not your uncle by blood.
In your reply to me you say that you wish to meet my wife.
My wife Sheila is like all other married women around the world. She does not wish to see me---her husband--in contact with a young girl like you, and especially one who signs the email with "HUGS'.
Sheila thinks that you are trying to steal me away from her, she calls you a Jezebel and brazen hussy for trying to steal her man.
Money is not the issue to us. You speak of $17 million USD available to us. We live here in Australia as you know, and also own a very successful koala ranch as you also know from my profile from which you obtained my contact.
Yes you can be assured that I will never betray you because I am not that kind of person. But this does not mean that I wish to go into business with you. WHAT is your koala and wallaby experience? THAT is what matters to me.Sincerely---ted
[i will never betray her--yeah,,]
Sent: Wed, August 25, 2010 2:13:54 AM
Hi uncle Theo and aunty Sheila,
[ How many friggin times will she say **you people**..?? Also, it makes me wanna puke when they say they are 'too small' to handle things..they should replace that with 'too stupid']
Date: Saturday, 28 August, 2010, 6:01
I have received your email.
You certainly want a lot from us.
That is asking quite a lot of us, and we ask nothing of you.Ted and Sheila
Sent: Sat, August 28, 2010 9:08:46 AM
Hi uncle Ted and aunty Sheila ,
Date: Monday, 30 August, 2010, 5:46
Hello Miss Miriam,
Your letter received by myself and my husband Ted.
We have an old saying here in Australia--"don't count the echidnas until they've hatched"..
You call me aunty, and now mum..We have 3 children of our
own--our 2 twin daughters Ginger and Maryann, and 1-son named
As far as registering you at the university, that might be possible. Of what academic field are you looking to specialize in? Gilligan graduated last year from Trans West Australia Technical School---TWATS. He has a degree in gynecology and tv repair.
I must discuss this further with Ted.Sincerely, Sheila
[let the family fun begin]
Sent: Mon, August 30, 2010 5:21:10 AM
[she is sick and the headache is much--hmm, I wonder what will come next???]
Date: Tuesday, 31 August, 2010, 1:49
The wifey says you are not feeling good.
Sent: Tue, August 31, 2010 11:28:28 AM
Hi uncle and mum,
Date: Wednesday, 1 September, 2010, 2:11
So very nice to hear that you are doing ok.
The phones have been out here for about a week.
Seems old Ned Kelly had too many Fosters and he
crashed his Edsel into the connecting phone pole.
We will let you know when things have been repaired.Sincerely Ted & Sheila
[that takes care of the phone situation...and a nod to Oz icon Ned K.]
Sent: Wed, September 1, 2010 4:19:24 AM
Hi uncle and mum,
[didn't i just say my phone was out of order? ]
Date: Friday, 3 September, 2010, 2:39
Nice again to hear you are doing better.
We are VERY busy here right now on the ranch. Some goannas got into a tussle with the budgies and of course that put the kibosh on things. Sheila says that it gives her the shpilkas to think of all the work we have to do.
We have not yet said that we will adopt you. We do not know what you look like. And we have asked you several times what your koala and wallaby experience is, and you have not given us an answer on that.
We have no time right now to get involved with one of them English lawyer blokes, maybe in a few months when the harvest season is over. Why do you have a barrister in England when you are over there in Africa?Sincerely, Ted
[ted is gruff and abrupt..not too warm and has trouble spelling the name of the ladette.. mariam will realize that Sheila is who she is more comfy with].
Sent: Fri, September 3, 2010 4:21:49 AM
Hi uncle and mum
[spare me the tears...the pic shows a young islamic woman w/ a scarf--age appx 22--in front of some govt-type- bldgs with Sudanese flags. I suspect that this is the only pic I will be sent.
Date: Saturday, 4 September, 2010, 3:06
We have read over the British Birth & Death Register certificate
#761959 and it says that your father was poisoned last year.
That means murder, and a case for Scotland Yard. They do not
let things like this get swept under the carpet.
Your picture shows that you are a very pretty young woman, from what we can see. Do you wear that scarf all the time? Here in the outback there are no Islamic people. The nearest ones would be in Canberra and Adelaide, very very far away.
As we said our scanner needs to be repaired so it is going to take just a little while more for pictures of us.
We hope all is well.
Ted & Sheila
Sent: Sat, September 4, 2010 9:28:51 AM
Hi uncle Ted and mum,
Date: Sunday, 5 September, 2010, 8:09
It is of course that you over there in Africa must be ever vigilant about poisons in your food. This is quite understandable, and that can be positively postulated.
You speak of having several uncles, and presumably these are blood uncles. Persons related to you and they all want you dead. That sounds like one very dysfunctional family. And THAT sounds almost good enough to get you one of those reality-type tv shows like the yanks have in the USA.
The twins Ginger and MaryAnn are doing fine. I spent almost 20 hours in labour pushing them thru the aisle. Have you ever given birth to a child? It's like trying to squeeze a casaba melon through a 7-10 bowling split. And soon I will send you a picture of the twins when our scanner gets repaired, as Ted told you that it was on the fritz for now.
Yes we know of the current problems in Sudan, which is where you tell us that you are now located at. We here in Australia are just across the ocean from Africa and while it might seem that we are neighbours, we really aren't. Your world of poisons and fasting is totally alien to us.
I sincerely request for Ted and me that you send us the BBC news item about your father being poisoned dead in London. That most certainly had to be in the news last year---all murders in the UK are news.Sincerely--Sheila
Sent: Mon, September 6, 2010 5:14:18 AM
Hi mum Sheila,
Date: Tuesday, 7 September, 2010, 0:58
Thank you for the reply and we hope all is well with you.
We have been quite busy here the past few days. Our koala mangler broke down and so meat pie production has been set back a few days.
You say your late father was poisoned in Sudan, but that he died in England, so that makes it a British crime. We can see that the death certificate was authorized by Dr Stephanie Coker and registered by Brownian Green and officially signed by them. We have a friend in London named Dr Floyd Pinque and we will email him to see if he knows anything about the murder of your father last year.
These matters must be handled very delicately. The reason for this is that if there are people out there who would murder your father to get his money then they would think nothing of killing a young virginal schoolgirl like you too. And if you are to be living here on the ranch with us they would think nothing of killing us too. Ted has a few uzis and Gilligan has his Glock, but the twins and myself are not armed.
Ted went up to Bunyip Corners to get some supplies, should be gone a few days.Best regards, Sheila
[time to get ted out of the picture for a while].
Sent: Tue, September 7, 2010 8:56:19 AM
Date: Wednesday, 8 September, 2010, 5:48
I emailed Dr Floyd Pinque yesterday and here is what he said to me;
Hi SHEILA AND TED
Mariam this is very confusing. It amost seems like you have sent us a fake
death certificate. WHY would you be deceptive toward us? Please explain
this to us.
Ted should be back from Bunyip Corners soon and hopefully he got the scanner repaired. We will try and send pictures.Sincerely, Sheila
Sent: Wed, September 8, 2010 3:21:43 AM
As you have probably worked out by now, "Barrister Williams" is the 'closer'. If he doesn't collect, "Mariam" won't get "her" cut, or sharing percentage as the Lads call it.
[***Don't you know there are a lot of internet thieves in this world today?*** glad to learn that......]
Date: Thursday, 9 September, 2010, 2:40
I did NOT mention your name to ANYONE nor did I reveal your
late fathers' deposit or his name.
As we have said, we are much too busy to come over to Sudan to
rescue you, and anyway we do not have passports, having never
traveled outside of Australia.
Ted should be back any day now, he emailed me and said he has problems with his Edsel and so is staying a few nights at the Bunyip Corners Hotel and Brothel until his johnson rod gets fixed.
How is the weather there in Sudan? Very hot and dry here right now.Mum Sheila
Sent: Thu, September 9, 2010 10:48:27 AM
Date: Friday, 10 September, 2010, 12:01
Hi to you from mum Sheila. Ted is still away, waiting to get his johnson rod taken care of. But he emails me and tells me to send best wishes to you.
You confuse the bejeebers out of me. HOW can you talk about us helping you
to process an Australian travel visa for you? As I have said there is no Australian Embassy in Sudan where you are. This is a fact. But no matter the raw prawn it is up to YOU to obtain a travel visa to visit us here in 'the lucky country'. We have absolutely NO say in the matter of decision.
Sorry to hear that you are not feeling good again. WHAT drugs are you currently taking? I hope they are the legal ones. I am sure that you will get better.
The twins are doing fine. Ginger asked me to ask you---what is this karim that you speak of? Is it some sort of holiday? And what does insha mean? You keep using that word, and we have no idea about it. Maybe Ted knows when he returns.
Get better--and only use legal drugs--no cracker or heroin or marryjuwanna--Love to you from mum Sheila
Sent: Fri, September 10, 2010 7:57:42 AM
[THE BITE--***help me with some little money**..I'll bet it will be more than $10 or $20..]
Date: Saturday, 11 September, 2010, 3:16
I am confused. You say you will get a visa to go to London, and it must cost a lot of money in airfare from Sudan to fly there. Obviously you have the airfare, so what is this need for money from us now?
How much do you need for treats for yourself? And what kind of treats?Mum Sheila
Sent: Sat, September 11, 2010 6:58:03 AM
Hi mum and uncle,
[Houston---hmmm, home to appx 55,000 ex-pat Nigerians.. I sent an anonymous
snail mail to the US Postal Inspectors in Houston advising them about this PO box..
Date: Sunday, 12 September, 2010, 3:57
Hi to you. The twins are doing fine. Maryanne cooked us a delicious dinner of broiled wallaby with a coconut-glaze sauce. It was quite satisfying! Ginger brought her college professor by for a 3 hour tour of the ranch. It's too bad that Ted is still gone but I am expecting him back any time now. He says he is still having his johnson rod worked on, it took a few days for the part to come in from Sydney. The auto repair place is closed for the Saint Paul of Hogan Festival right now.
What are these tablets for that you need? Do you have some kind of sickness? What is the name of the tablets? Maybe we can buy some for you here and send them.
You now have me even more confused. You say the *little amount of money* you need is 634.249 USD. We use Australian Dollars here, but THAT is not a little amount of money by any means! Please explain how much you need.
And I remain confused even more. You are in Sudan. Your lawyer is in London. And now you say your lawyer and his secretary are in Houston Texas USA. If they are handling your money, why did they fly to the USA and not come see you in Sudan? And how can they send you the money for the tablets but you can not get it if we send it directly to Sudan? Please explain these things.
We need to know how much money you need us to send, and what these tablets are called and what they are for. We need answers to our questions. Ted and I have always helped people in need and we are willing to assist you when we know the situation better. We have good hearts and currently we sponsor a little orphan boy from the Wassamattawidju Aboriginal Tribe here in Australia. He is 10 years old, named Yitzhak.
Glad to hear your fasting is over, it must have something to do with that Ramalama holiday we hear talk of. Now you can start eating again. What meals do you usually eat when you are not fasting? Perhaps you can send some recipes for Maryanne, she wants to be a chef some day.Best regards, mum Sheila
[little Yitzhak enters here..the lads get jealous about hearing of other needy people being given money that they instead should be stealing].
Sent: Sun, September 12, 2010 1:14:05 PM
[what about the tablets???? and since when is pneumonia contagious? but I have to hand it to this lad--very few can actually spell pneumonia, never mind lesser words. ]
Date: Tuesday, 14 September, 2010, 3:01
Pneumonia can be a very serious thing. It is not cured with any tablets that we know of, but perhaps medicine is done differently where you are.
We of course do not want you to have lung problems, we wish for you to have a healthy recovery and that you get all you deserve in life.
We looked up the international money conversion chart and we see that 1500 SDP is equal to $669 USD and $716 AUD.
It just so happened that Ted and I had $700 in American Express Travelers Cheques left from our trip to Tasmania last year. They are spendable all over the world. There were 7 of them for $100 each. We were going to spend them at the new casino in Cucamonga but your health is more important.
So I am delighted to tell you that yesterday I put them in an envelope and went to the Post Office here in Dingo Flats and mailed them to Mr Patrick Valerie at P.O. Box 9782, Houston Texas 77213 USA as you requested. They are on the way! The postal person--a nice bloke by the name of Ponzi-- told us that the mail will take about 3 weeks or so to get there since Texas is overseas.
So cheer up! The money will get to Mr Valerie and then he can get it to you.
Get well soon! Mum Sheila
[ cash sent, so it seems..usually they demand i get the money back!!--and re-send it via WU..in any case it gives me a 3-4 week window..]
Sent: Tue, September 14, 2010 3:41:08 AM
[totally bought into it]
Date: Wednesday, 15 September, 2010, 0:12
We are happy to help!Mum Sheila
Sent: Wed, September 15, 2010 10:12:26 AM
Date: Thursday, 16 September, 2010, 0:10
Ted should be back any day now! I have missed him.
We really do not like lawyers, they are as low as whale
Also, you never sent us the certificate of deposit for your dead fathers' millions, so please do that too.
Everyone is fine and says hello!Mum Sheila
Sent: Thu, September 16, 2010 6:26:42 AM
Date: Friday, 17 September, 2010, 1:16
Thank you for the Citibank deposit certificate, everything seems to be in order on it. I could not read the signatures but that is to be expected.
There really is no reason for us to contact the lawyer to say the money has been sent, it would be better if you did that. A we said we do not like lawyers and we only sent the money so that it will help you in your sickness.
Ginger brought her new boyfriend around today. His name is Randy Poofter and he lives on the Bugger Highway up there in Bludger Springs. He is a handsome young bushranger..If they get married it could mean grand-children for Ted and me!
I must get back to work now, the koalas are ripe for plucking.
love from mum Sheila
[the certificate was the usual crapola we've all seen many times before].
Sent: Fri, September 17, 2010 2:47:28 AM
Date: Friday, 17 September, 2010, 11:43
Hello Miryam--- Ted here.
Just arrived back from Bunyip Corners, thank goodness that freakin Saint Paul of Hogan celebration is over. A bunch of layabouts and larrikins giving toast to a man who rogered his family and the bloody pooch ferchrissakes! It seemed like an eternity that I would have to spend in that brothel getting me knob polished and johnson rod attended to.
The wifey Sheila sent you the $700 in cheques so she tells me. We could have used that to gamble with at the Lucky Platypus Casino but I've been told that you have the pneumonia problems and so it seems better to have sent it to that bloke in Texas USA for it to get to you with all of your health problems that Sheila told me about.
I have returned home here to Dingo Flats to find my daughter Ginger involved with this young man name of Randy Poofter. He is a charming young hoon, it worries me though that he only makes about $90,000 a year in salary. That is peanuts to us, and I can only pray that he can pull himself up by his bootstraps and provide my daughter with a better life than that. I was telling this to my close mate Bill Abong just yesterday. He has a young daughter too who lives out in Woop Woop and like any father he is worried about her future. And so am I!!!!
My return home here to the koala ranch is just for a short time. Business calls to me and I must soon go to Murdoch Junction to do a koala deal. This could possibly be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and pay for the wedding of Ginger and Randy if that comes to pass. I am not sure about him though. He admires persons of questionable sexuality. Just yesterday he was in his room here on the ranch and I heard him listening to music by John Elton. And you know what that means!
The wifey Sheila tells me how much you asked about me, and it is bloody appreciated all get-out by me to you. I did not cotton to you at first but you have seemingly grown onto me like a wart of sincerity. Bless you child.. Truly I want to see you get all that you have coming to you.
Sheila and I were so happy to be back together after so many days apart. She was onto me like oprah on a christmas ham.I'm on my way soon to a REALLY BIG deal ----Ted
Sent: Fri, September 17, 2010 10:17:16 AM
Hi Dad and Mum,
[blah blah bullshit--but she likes cats more than dogs...]
Date: Saturday, 18 September, 2010, 23:06
Nice to hear from you.
Sheila was told the money would take about 3 weeks to get to Texas, it could be more. One never knows, do one? There is no Western Union here where we are.
I don't know all what this tripe is about us accepting your inheritance. The nearest bank is 800km away up in Darwin. We do everything in cash or barter around here.
Koalas are the main source of income around here other than the dole. We own a huge koala ranch, about the size of Staten Island. We employ several layabouts and slackers.
I have no interest in contacting one of them there lawyer fellas. You must take care of business.
[I used to date a gal from staten island back in the 1970s..the bridge tolls quite expensive]
Sent: Sun, September 19, 2010 10:23:40 AM
Hi dad and mum,
[Camp Clearance Fee--appx $7000 US dollary-doos.To leave a camp that she ostensibly went into voluntarily...pay as you exit, I suppose..WHO dreams up these bullshit scripts?]
MUCH MORE FUN TO FOLLOW!
Subject: HELLO FROM GILLIGAN
DADDY IS AWAY RIGHT NOW AND MUMMY IS IN THE HOSPITAL. I WILL LET YOU KNOW MORE WHEN I FIND OUT.
From: Mariam Abdullah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Good and morning and thank you for writing me back, please what is happening to mum and what type of sickness has made her to be admitted in the hospital, I know that dad told me that he will be going for the koala business, please don't forget to show them the two messages I have written before and also when is mum going to come back, and what about dad, when he will be back from the koala business, please don't forget to be writing to me so that I will know when they will be back, what about your health and also ginger and the cat and dog, hope every other person in the house is in good health, I pray so, insha Allah.
Hugs from mariam
Date: Tuesday, 21 September, 2010, 14:09
HELLO MISS ABDULLAH
I AM GILLIGAN, THE SON OF TED AND SHEILA AS YOU KNOW. I THINK THEY TOLD YOU ABOUT ME. I AM A TWATS GRADUATE. I TEND TO THE EMAILS FOR MY PARENTS WHEN THEY ARE NOT HOME OR NOT FEELING GOOD.
MUMMY HAS NO SICKNESS. SHE DRANK TOO MUCH THE OTHER NIGHT AT THE LAZY WOMBAT PUB AND CRASHED HER RANGE ROVER INTO A JILLAROO ON THE NUMBAT HIGHWAY ON HER WAY BACK HERE TO THE RANCH. IT WAS QUITE SHOCKING TO US ALL!
SHE GOT BANGED UP PRETTY BAD--A HERNIATED WIDGET AND A DISLOCATED FLANGE. THAT HAS PUT HER IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THE BIGGER SNOG UP THE RECTUM IS THAT SHE ALSO GOT ARRESTED FOR DRINK-DRIVING. POOR MUMMY BLEW A .49 AND THAT WAS NOT ALL SHE SAID SHE HAD TO BLOW. BUT STILL SHE WENT TO JAIL FOR IT. WE MAY NEVER LIVE DOWN THE SHAME HERE IN DINGO FLATS. MY MOTHER NOW A CRIMINAL..IT BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES EVEN AS I TYPE THIS.
I WENT TO THE JAIL TO SEE HER, THEY LET MY MUMMY GO INTO MY CUSTODY WHEN I PAID THE $35,000 BAIL. BUT MUM STILL HAS A COURT DATE IN A FEW WEEKS TO COME BEFORE JUDGE WAPPNER. THEY CALL HIS COURT 'HOME OF THE WAPPNER'. A REAL TOUGH OLD DUDE.
MUMMY IS HOME HERE WITH ME NOW. SHE IS STILL WOOZY OVER IT ALL AND NOT FEELING GOOD. BUT SHE WILL SURVIVE. DADDY IS NOT HAPPY THAT THE WASPS --WEST AUSTRALIA SPECIAL POLICE SERVICE--STUNG HER AS THEY DID AND HE IS MAD AT MUMMY FOR DRINK-DRIVING BUT HE KNOWS I WILL TAKE CARE OF THINGS SO HE IS STAYING IN MURDOCH JUNCTION ON BUSINESS.
MUMMY IS HOME HERE WITH ME, OUR DOG SNOTS, THE CAT, AND MARYANNE IS DOING THE COOKING. ..GINGER IS OFF SOMEWHERE WITH RANDY, I THINK THEY WENT UP TO THE SOUTHERN BUNGLE BUNGLES, OUTSIDE OF THE EASTERN PART OF WEST NORTHERN TERRITORY..MUMMY HAS TO STAY IN BED BY ORDERS OF DOCTOR KERVORKIAN SO MARYANN IS THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. MY SISTER IS THE GREATEST COOK I HAVE EVER KNOWN.
HOW OLD ARE YOU AND DO YOU HAVE A BOYFRIEND? CAN YOU COOK? WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE?GILLIGAN BUNDEE
Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 9:15:08 AM
NAME: PATRICK VALERIE
Hugs from mariam
[mariam is not beneath sticking to the scam at such a time like this... I notified B.O.A. about this account #. There is no such street address in Houston however].
Date: Wednesday, 22 September, 2010, 9:24
HI MISS ABDULLAH
YES MUMMY DRANK TOO MUCH WHISKEY MIXED WITH CARROT JUICE--WE CALL THAT A BUGGED BUNNY.
YOUR PICTURE IS VERY NICE. I CAN SEE THE FLAG OF SUDAN IN IT. BUT THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE ANY CAMP TO ME! I WENT TO CAMP ONCE--WE HAD SWIMMING AND PICNICS AND ALL KINDS OF FUN THINGS TO DO. IS IT LIKE THAT AT YOUR CAMP? WHO ARE THOSE MEN IN THE PICTURE?
YES I HAVE LOOKED OVER THE LETTERS. YOU ARE SAYING THAT YOU NEED MONEY FOR A PASSPORT BUT YOU SAID YOU WERE WITH YOUR DADDY IN LONDON, SO THAT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE ONE! I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
MUMMY WILL BE IN BED RESTING FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. DADDY IS STILL AWAY.
HAVE A GOOD DAY FROM GILLIGAN
[same picture sent as the initial one]
Sent: Wed, September 22, 2010 8:07:42 AM
Scam-o-notes: Mariam is not Mariam, she is probably not a she, s/he is not in a refugee camp, s/he is almost certainly not Sudanese, and quite possibly not Muslim. More likely, Nigerian, with contacts in Houston, who may be using others to launder the money, possibly another unwitting victim, possibly also Nigerian, who thinks he's found a nice job 'processing' funds or reshipping goods. You know this, right? Carry on, then.
[don't ya just hate lads like this??? what she needs--a damn good whacking] ].
Date: Wednesday, 22 September, 2010, 23:11
THANK YOU FOR THE EMAIL AND THE CONTENTS HAVE BEEN NOTED BY ME.
MUMMY SAYS HELLO, SHE IS HOPEFULLY ON THE MEND. NO WORD FROM DADDY IN A FEW DAYS.
IT IS NOT UP TO ME TO SEND THE MONEY TO THIS VALERIE DUDE IN TEXAS USA. I KNOW THAT MUMMY SENT YOU $700 BUT YOU ARE ASKING FOR ALMOST $7000 WHICH IS 10 TIMES MORE. I AM NOT INVOLVED IN THEIR FINANCIAL STUFF.
NO I HAVE NEVER BEEN MARRIED BUT I HAVE BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK FOR A FEW GO-ROUND WITH SOME STRUMPETS AND TROLLOPS.
MUST HELP MARYANN WITH THE COOKING NOW, MUMMY STILL TOO WEAK. WE ARE HAVING ROASTED GUTTERSNIPE WITH A COCONUT GLAZE SAUCE. MARYANN SLATHERS THAT ON EVERYTHING.BYE FOR NOW FROM GILLIGAN
Sent: Thu, September 23, 2010 2:55:06 AM
Good morning and how is mum today, and you said that you have not heard from dad and I hope is he is ok anywhere he is now, Gilligan I want you to go and meet mum and explain to her all this message that I am writing to you, so that she will give you the money to go and send, since you say you are not involve in there financial stuff, mummy has already tried by sending me $700 and now the traveling agent is waiting for me to come out from the camp first, so that he can help me and start processing my new passport and the visa to London which I have already discussed with mum, mum needs to be take care off, and this is why I need to start coming, the money is for the camp clearance which dad is also aware, Gilligan please explain all this to mum so that she will explain to dad to release the money to you today, and please if the bank will be a long process for you in sending the money, you can also send the money through the western union or money gram, with the name of my dads lawyer secretary, who will pick up the money, I forget to ask you about ginger, and is like Maryann cooks very well, I want to taste her food, and I will also like to prepare the type off dishes the family will like, Gilligan the money that money has sent through posting has not reached to Houston Texas and yesterday night this pneumonia disturb me very well, and please when you are sending this one don't post it, is either you pay it into the account or the western union or money gram, you are like a brother to me because I will be coming over very soon, please meet mum now with this message so that she can take urgent action , I am very sick now, extend my greetings to all the house and when is dad going to be back. ? Hugs from mariam
[mariam has forgotten that the money was sent by snail-mail]
Date: Thursday, 23 September, 2010, 12:26
miss abdullah hello to you
it is an easy thing for me to go and meet my mummy and talk to her, all i have to do is walk into her bed-room when the hum of the batteries is not going on, that is her rule to us her children for all of our life. and now that she is recuperating we must abide by those rules..sister ginger is gone and daddy too so it is just me and maryann here and the dog and cat.
mummy says that you were sent $700 to some man in texas usa for you to help with your cold sickness and that it was sent to you and no further money will be sent to you until we know that the lawyer in houston usa got the money that was sent. She says in her pain that you seem ungrateful and greedy to ask for more now and we do not understand what this camp clearance charges are for.
mummy also says that you say you can travel to london and get a travel visa there to fly here to australia. She asked me to ask you to tell us 2 things--
you said something about taking your purse when you were fleeing and that you did not remember to include your passport, but mum and i find that very hard to believe...we do want to believe in your honesty. if we were on the run our passports would be the 1st things we would keep with us if we had them. all you said that you saved on the run was that picture of you. we do not know what your father looks like and we certainly would like to see a photo of him the man with all the money. we do not even know his name.
as i have said, i do not handle the financial smarts as my parents so please do not ask me to do any bank stuff and there are no banks around here anyway. the nearest one is up near darwin and that is more than a days drive away. plus the petrol costs are awful and expensive. i do not expect that you would send me the petrol money to drive up there to do this favour for you so. my mum and daddy sent you money which should be there in 3 weeks as they said.
how big are your breasts? what colour is your hair? i could not see anything with that scarf you are wearing. and why are you being so shy about showing what a sexy woman that you are? if you have the merchandise then flaunt it. get with the program sweetie.
i shall contact my parents about having contacted you, and my sister maryann still wants to know what your favourite meals are so that she can cook them here. tomorrow night we are having fried cassowary thighs steamed in a rock-oyster sauce with a coconut glaze.yours truly from gilligan
Sent: Fri, September 24, 2010 10:48:53 AM
[well at least there is concern for the cat and dog]
Sent: Fri, September 24, 2010 5:27:32 PM
mummy should be out of bed tomorrow. her aches are getting better.
what is the name of this camp that you are at and what city in sudan is it in?
sending you money is between my parents and you, i am not involved. my favorite foods are pizza, lobster, filet mignon, creme broullay, big macs, ravioli, chop suey, crab, oysters rockefeller, and cocoa puffs. what are yours?from gilligan
Subject: hello from mum sheila
Hi Mariam, Sheila here---
You must excuse my son Gilligan, he is inept and inquisitive at times but he is our little buddy. He does not know his arse from a hole in the ground at times when it comes to talking to women but he will always be my one and only beloved son besides Yitzhak, who we sponsor.
I am still in pain but the qualuuds and roofies help dull the ache. I drank too much and crashed my beautiful car and got arrested by the WASPS for drink-driving but I will survive. We have an old saying here in Australia that goes "when the western sun sets on the salties the emus will come home to roost". I think that says it all.
I am looking over your emails and I see that you wish us to send the sum of almost $7000 AUD for the camp clearance fees and whatnot. And this is quite a lot of money, it is 10X what we have already sent to you.
What confuses me is that you say that the lawyer is the lawyer to your father and not you. But your father is dead. So he must be getting paid somehow and by someone. Lawyers do not work for free. WHO is paying his legal fees on your behalf? And why are they not sending you this camp clarence fee? Please explain this to me.
We have no Western Union here nor Moneygram either, the nearest ones are up in Darwin which is also where the closest bank is. And that is about 800km from us. All our deals done here are in spendable Australian Dollars. We pay our ranch employees every Friday night and they are all usually off to the local pubs.
One thing at a time is the way we do things here. Once the money gets to Texas USA and your pneumonia gets better we can start thinking about this bigger sum of money that you are in need of. Mr Ponzi at the Post Office told me it will take 3 weeks or so to reach Houston and that was just 10 days ago. Please be patient, Rome was not built in a day and neither was Hoboken.
Ted is in Murdoch Junction right now and he emails me that he went to the local cat house there to see about getting a companion cat for Pyewacket. The mouse problem can get bad here at times and last year they ate all our sativa plants. Ted was quite mad about that and said 'we're going to need a bigger cat".
Everyone says hello. We are starting to like Randy Poofter, the new boyfriend of Ginger. He is an assistant CEO of a company that packs fudge and ships it all over. Maryann is still doing the cooking. The girl is amazing in how she can cook, much better than me some times. She went to college at the Brisbane Institute of Meals, Breakfast, and Offal--B.I.M.B.O. as it is known here.
Must go for now, the luuds are kicking in and the flooziness is back. I shall try and get back to you later on and I send you all my best. And please once again forgive Gilligan. I see that he used ALL CAPS for a few of his emails to you which is quite rude. He means no harm, just one donut short of a dozen from Krispy Kreme. But I love my lad, he is a good boy and I raised him that way.love from mum Sheila
[zoom-zoom, right over the head..]
Sent: Sat, September 25, 2010 7:35:07 AM
Apparently you have a fear of dogs which some people do have. We have always been dog lovers, and Snots is part of the family. He is a very gentle dog even though he tends to sniff crotches a little too much, as I said he is just like our family.
We went to our friend Muriel's wedding along the rabbit proof fence at Yabbadabbadu and then we all had a picnic at Hanging Rock. Our friends were all there--Barry Drewmore, Bumphrey Hogart, Matilda Waltzin, and Mylie Kinogue, who sang for us. The food was great, Maryann brought some of her famous fried wallaroo that she spent hours cooking. A great time was had by all!
What is the name of this camp you are in, and what is their website? They must have one, it sounds quite large and important. It is quite nice that the man you speak of pays for your feeding and other little problems. Please have him snap a few photos of you in the camp and you can send them to us.
What does this camp clearance document look like? And what does
this 15,325 SDP involve?
Yes I hear what you say about my drinking problem. Whiskey was the cause of it, so I have switched to bourbon.
Hope you had a nice weekend,
Sent: Mon, September 27, 2010 5:18:24 AM
[I checked---there is no such camp by that name in Sudan]
Subject: hello from ted
I am back from my business trip and I was also
at the cat house. Bought one cat back and the
bloody bastard shat all over my car.
Sent: Tue, September 28, 2010 2:17:16 AM
Hi dad and mum,
[oh yeah--i bought a cat at the cat house..just for her]
Date: Tuesday, 28 September, 2010, 20:39
Hi from Sheila
Hope you are doing well over there in the camp. I looked up Kakuma Refugee Camp in Sudan and there is no such place with that name, only in Kenya. Why is that?
I also see now that there is a British embassy in Khartoum Sudan. I was reading about them and you are going to need to send them 2 passport photos, so please take a third one and send it to us.
You asked Ted if I sent the money--of course I did. It is on the way!
Maybe the man is the head of the house in Africa, but not here in Australia! Ted does not give me orders and ours is a marriage based on mutuality and trust.my best, Sheila
Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 6:12:14 AM
I still do not understand---how can there be overcrowding at Kakuma Refugee Camp if there is no such place in Sudan? What is the name of the camp that you are in now?best regards Sheila
... scrambling to clean up the details...
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 1:29:43 AM
As I told you, one thing at a time.
There is no western union here. The closest one is 800km up in Darwin. And that is a 2-day drive each way.
All you talk about is money, money, and money. There ARE other things in life besides money!!!Mum Sheila
Sent: Fri, October 1, 2010 3:50:55 AM
I do not know why you keep calling yourself a small girl. You say you are 21 years old and that is not a small girl, that is a grown adult woman. When were
Yes Darwin is a long drive from here, over 800km and over some bad roads.hope all is well--regards from Sheila
Sent: Sun, October 3, 2010 7:30:49 AM
Hello dear Mariam,
I trust all is well with you. We are all doing fine. We went to the Saint Nelson of Muntz festival over the weekend, There was all kinds of good food-----haggis, gefilte fish, pickled eels, roasted goanna, bagels, poached oysters, broiled wolverine, baked pollywog, and other such delights. Gilligan drank too much beer and was trying to get a little too friendly with all the women. Just like his daddy!
If you were born 18 November 1989 that means that you are 20 years old. WHY have you been telling us that you are 21?Best regards ---mum Sheila
Sent: Tue, October 5, 2010 10:55:47 AM
Good evening and how is every body and also dad, I am sorry for writing you late today, it was because of my health, mum it remains only a month to become 21years, but due to African mentality, we count it as 21, mum I called my dads lawyer and he told me that anytime within the week the $700 will get to his postal address if it is properly secured and he also advice me to tell you that when you will be sending the clearance fee, that you should not post it, because if any of the postal agent finds out that what is inside it is money, something else might come up, so mum please as he said, you should send the money through western union, for safety and fastest, mum I hear you say that Gilligan drank a lot, please don't allow him to be drinking mostly in the public, is very bad mum and also what about ginger and Maryann, how are they doing today and also the new cat, I will be waiting to hear back from you mum, my pneumonia is getting me down seriously.Hugs from mariam
So sorry to hear that your pneumonia has you feeling so morose. Child if it is that bad you should not even be out of bed. I thought you said that you only needed some tablets..
I have been meaning to ask you---how do you have access to a computer? It cost money to own one, or even rent one.
The new cat is fine, we have decided to call him Snagglepuss. He seems to get along fine with Pyewacket and Snots.
You have quite an odd way of saying your age. You are most definitely NOT 21 and in this country--as in most civilized ones--you will not be 21 until you are 21. Even here if a person was to be 1 day away from their 21st birthday and they got run over and squashed by a vegemite truck the newspaper would say they died at age 20, not 21.
Everyone is fine. Yes Gilligan drinks and is prone to wild behaviour at his age. I always get the feeling that he would leave here forever if given the chance, the lad has always wanted to visit such exotic places as Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, and The Bronx.My best regards, mum Sheila
[THIS has got to be a 1st in baiting history--mariam has received $700 which i never sent!]
Sent: Wed, October 6, 2010 3:23:45 AM
THERE IS MORE TO COME--STAY TUNED!
Happy scam-o-new-year everybody!
Carrying on in January 2011. The Bundees still have this fish on the line!
Sent: Thu, October 7, 2010 8:00:08 AM
God afternoon mum, I am very happy for all your help and caring over my life, according to the doctor, he said if not that this treatment is been taken now, it may come up to another thing in my lungs and affect my breathing system, mum I slept like a baby yesterday night, because i am now feeling ok, but the doctor said that I will be going back to my hostel Saturday insha Allah, mum once more I appreciate all you have done and since you have started it, please continue due it and accept me as your blood daughter, mum i have made arrangement today on how to leave the camp as you promise me after my pneumonia treatment that you will send me the camp clearance fee to pay and leave the camp and start processing my passport to travel, mum you know that as I will be leaving this hospital I have to start leaving the camp and come over, please mum don't be offended, I am on my knees and as you have started this good work and help to me, help me and send the
camp clearance fee, to my dads lawyer secretary in Houston Texas, as I am very tired of staying here, the bomb explosion has killed many people and many people are paying there camp clearance to leave the camp, please mum try and save my life as you have started it in the name of Allah, mum why is Gilligan so rough ? and please continue to advice him and I know you are a good mother, mum when will ginger and randy do their wedding, I am happy that Maryann is taking care of you, I will love to know Maryann because she is a girl of my type, mum please I will like to be in the wedding ceremony of ginger and randy, and try your possible best to send me the money this weak and when will dad return, extend my warm greetings to every body in the house.
Hugs from mariam
[mariam is thankful for and quickly dismissive of the $700... her eyes are on the big $7thou jackpot... ]
To: "Mariam Abdullah" <email@example.com>
Glad to hear that you are now feeling better.
I do not yet know when Ginger and Randy will get married. It could be next month or next year. We do not do things fast around these parts. We have an old saying here--"time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana"..
You are saying that I have made promises that I have not actually made. You said that about Ted too, and we do NOT like that. I have NOT promised you that I would send this money, I merely said I would see what I can do.
As I said it is almost $7000 and that is a lot of money.
Gilligan is the only one here with a car right now, but putting all that money in his pocket is like giving a baby a cigarette lighter in a dynamite shack. I know he would make the drive up to Darwin but am not sure that he would send you the money.
We have sent you the $700 and are happy that you have it now. We wish to see more pictures of you before we send any more money.Hugs from mum Sheila
[i'm gonna milk the picture issue for all i can just to provoke her..i know she can't do this..]
From: Mariam Abdullah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, October 8, 2010 1:39:43 AM
Mum how are you today?, good morning to everyone in the house, I hope all is well with you and dad, I am very sorry for saying that your people promised me but just because of my condition here, I am really facing bad condition, please tell dad not to be offended too, mum I told you that there is no place to snap picture here in the camp unless I am out of this camp and I promise I will snaps a lot of pictures and send to you immediately I pay for the camp clearance fee and go inside the town. According to law of this camp, I have no right to move out the camp without the clearance paper, mum tell dad that I promise to send a lot of pictures to him because the British Embassy required two passport pictures, mum if there is no alternative to send the money since you said that giving Gilligan the money is a risk and you cannot drive at a moment, I will prefer for you to post the money to my dad lawyer secretary as you did before, make sure that there is security for them not to take the money because it is a lot of money and also for saving my soul, I still need you to help me as you wish and I believe you cannot forsake me in the mid of the sea as I have no mother, no father and I have focus my life to you as mother, why I need this money this week is that immediately I come out from hospital I will start processing my traveling paper as I discussed with you and dad before, have it in mind that there is no way I can snap picture here in the camp, if I have the chance I would have send many pictures to you and dad as dad need more pictures, I will like to witness Randy and Ginger wedding and I wish them the best. Long life and prosperity to you, dad and everyone in the house.
[**long life and prosperity..*** ...did she catch an old Star Trek rerun?]
We are fine here.
Sending $700 was one thing. Sending $7000 is something else. That much money can not just be put in an envelope and sent like the travelers cheques. It would have to be in something larger than an envelope and it would have to be declared that it was cash on the customs form.
But that all makes no difference at the moment---Ted says that he does not want to send you any more money until we get another picture of you or some form of ID to prove that you are who you say that you are. And I agree with him on that.
Warmest regards, mum Sheila
Sent: Sat, October 9, 2010 6:16:11 AM
[***I will drink poison and die by Monday***.. another idle suicide threat.. I won't answer this..]
Sent: Sun, October 10, 2010 1:05:15 PM
[mariam has 2nd-thoughts about suicide when cash is to be had.]
Hello Mariam dear,
I am glad to hear that you have not killed yourself. Why does this camp of yours keep poison around for people to take?
Ted has not yet returned from his business trip. He and I have a lot of issues to talk to each other about when he gets back, things of a personal nature that are just between him and myself. Your problems are important too, but he and I have things even more important to work out in our marriage. And I do not plead with him about anything.
I can tell you this---Ted said to me "Crikey I am NOT making a bloody 1600km round-trip drive to send $7000 to this Mariam woman if she will not send any more pictures."
This is the way Ted is, and I must agree with him on this. We have no real proof that you are who you say you are, just that one picture which proves nothing. You are asking for a lot of money which could be used by us for Gingers' wedding or food for little Yitzhak and new cookbooks for Maryanne.
Certainly you must need some official refugee camp ID card or something like that. I also do not understand why you are there, I was under the impression that you voluntarily went there. And why is your friend the lawyer not willing to help you in your time of dire need? These are things that confuse us.
We will see what we can think about to help you with this dilemma. We do want only good things for you. Please be patient.Hugs from mum Sheila
[let's get her to make up a camp ID card..]
Sent: Mon, October 11, 2010 5:43:45 AM
[mariam now has homework to do.. has to scramble and pay someone to make up a phony card. And still interested in the new cat...!]
Date: Monday, 11 October, 2010, 19:06
So very nice to hear from you. Hopefully you had a good weekend...I am slowly mending from my car crash. Maryann made a wonderful cream of iguana soup with spinach-flavoured ice cream.
Do not worry about food. The human body can go for 3 weeks without it, water is the main thing. When you get here you will have all the delicious food that Maryanne can cook.
You say the lawyer registered you in the camp, so it sounds like you voluntarily went there. Why would you do that if there is a big expensive clarence fee to pay and bombs and you can not leave and want to escape? It seems to me that the better thing to have done would have been to get yourself a room in a Hilton or Sheraton to live in. Were you fleeing a war? Where did you live before you went into this camp?
Ted and I have been together a long time, almost 25 years now. Marriage can be wonderful and it can be like hell too.Warmest regards, mum Sheila
Sent: Tue, October 12, 2010 6:51:49 AM
Good morning and thank you for your understanding as a mother and a caring one, mum I was staying here in Sudan before when my dad died, as there was no parents again to take good care of me and that was why my dads lawyer took me to this camp for security reason and due to the war over here and family crisis, that was why my I was kept in this refugee camp and I don't know it will cost such a big money to leave the camp, and it is just now I wanted to leave the camp, I noticed that there is a fee called the camp clearance fee which I will need to pay before I leave the camp, mum because of the bomb explosion from the rebels that are attacking the government, mum this is a big story until when I meet you to discus more and I believe that it is only God that has sent you and dad to rescue my life and to accept me as your daughter, mum I am still praying to God, for the help you have been rendered to me, mum I also appreciate the courage of marriage you are giving me because I have not been into marriage and I know that one day I will get married and still witness all you have told me, mum as I told you yesterday that the aunty will not come to work today and as soon as she comes tomorrow with the scan copy of my refugee id card, I will send it to you immediately, and I hope that dad will soon be back and how is Gilligan, ginger and Maryann, mum I still love to learn more on how to cook from Maryann and also when I come, I will still teach her how to cook African dishes, extend my warm greetings to every body in the house and when will dad come back ?
[she's still working on that card..]
Date: Wednesday, 13 October, 2010, 1:32
Hello and hopefully all is well with you. Ted will be back on Friday. Everyone else is fine. Ginger and Randy went to Sonofa Beach. Gilligan is off chasing women, so it is just Maryann here with me. Tonight she is cooking fried armadillo with gopher gravy.
What is the name of the city in Sudan that the camp is in?
Hugs from mum
[about half the critters I mention on the menus are not actually found in Australia...The Clampetts would agree..]
Sent: Thu, October 14, 2010 6:27:37 AM
Good afternoon mum, yesterday there was a power trip off in all over darfur here, mum the name of the city is darfur and the camp is inside darfur city, mum I am very sorry because it was not my fault, it was because of the rebels that destroy some part of the engine house, mum it was very terrible yesterday but I thank God that the government took action immediately to restore the damages engine back, mum how is every body in the house and please mum try to be advising Gilligan about woman, there is a lot of disease now, mum the aunty help me scan the copy of my id card here and I was sharing food with my friend because I don't have any to present, mum I have attach the scan copy of my identity card, and I hope you can see believe me now mum, and I hope you should show it to dad as soon he sis back, mum as soon I come out from the camp I will took more picture of me and send it to you, mum I hope you are getting better and please extend my greetings to Maryann and ginger, mum when will the marriage ceremony of ginger and randy took place, thank you mum for all your help.
Hugs from mariam
[ the ID card a cheap knockoff..Same original photo, only smaller and less of it..No camp name, no city, no date-of-birth, and no signature..I hope it cost her a few dollars..]
Date: Friday, 15 October, 2010, 2:55
Thank you for sending the refugee ID card. But it is plain to see that it is the exact same picture that you previously sent to us.
Ted will be home tomorrow, and I do not think he will be too happy when he sees it, and frankly neither am I. You are asking us a TREMENDOUS FAVOUR by us sending you all that money and so far all we have is the same picture. We really do not know what you look like from the shoulders down to your feet. And this is a problem.
That will be all for now until Ted returns tomorrow.Regards from Sheila
Sent: Fri, October 15, 2010 3:15:25 AM
Good morning and how is very body in the house, mum you know I already told you that the same picture I showed you was the same picture I submitted to the camp when I came newly because there is no place to snap picture in side this camp, mum thank I let you know before giving it to the aunty to help me and scan it, I didn't eat for two days because I want to leave here, mum I am physically ok and nothing is wrong with me, mum I promise you that as soon as I come out from this camp, the first thing I will do is to take so many picture of mine and send to you, I promise you this in the name of God, as the condition of things are now, if I stay unto a month again in this camp, it will result another bad measure, I am sorry to say this and it is because of my condition, please try and help out mum and dad, I will be waiting to hear from dad when he comes back.
Hugs from mariam.
Date: Friday, 15 October, 2010, 23:06
Ted has returned and is asleep right now.
He and I have a lot of marital things to talk about for the next few days so your problems will not be very important at the moment. I can tell you however that he is not going to be happy with what you have sent.Sheila
Sent: Sat, October 16, 2010 4:09:55 AM
Good morning and I am happy to hear that dad is back, mum how is Maryann, Gilligan and ginger, I hope every body is in good condition, mum I know dad is healthy and hope he went successful in his trip, mum I will be waiting to hear from dad and please take it easy dad please, I will be waiting to hear from dad as soon as he wakes up insha Allah.
Hugs from mariam
[I can't figure WHY she is so anxious to talk to Ted..I'll make her regret that and wish he was back on the road again..]
Date: Saturday, 16 October, 2010, 15:14
Nice to hear from you as usual. Aside from the bombs I hope all is well.
You are asking about the family and it is timely that you do this.
This makes me most happy because Randy survived and I might get some grand-kids sooner or later. Had he died Ginger would have gotten $4.4million in life insurance but like all of us in the family it is not money that is important to us and never has been.
Ted and I have much to discuss about since he has been gone. Much of it of a sexual issue and of course you being a virgin it means nothing to you. In any event it is strictly OUR marriage issue and naturally only between him and me. I will not even think about talking to Ted about your problems for several days. Our marriage is much more important and sacred, you can not possibly understand even though you are a woman as I am too.
Gilligan is off somewhere chasing a new woman, gigolo that he is. The lad took a shining to you at first but he said that you seem too-uptight to be wearing a blanket on your head all the time--he also said that you look the same in both pictures and probably are a real chubby-fat chick from the shoulders-down with chicken-legs and knobby knees. Those were his words, not mine. Please excuse my son for his incongruity.
Maryanne-- bless her sweet-cooking soul never fails to come up with new delicious food for us every night. We were getting tired of filet mignon & lobster on a weekly basis. She has always tried to surprise us with haute cuisine and tonight it looks like it will be broiled possum gizzards in a grilled asparagus puree sauce with wasabi juice. MMM, yummy! We will be feasting on that tonight. We always eat good when she does the cooking.
You wish to hear from Ted, but he is not is a very good mood right now. There are those problems about our marriage that he and I must talk about and I know he will not be happy to hear what I have to say as a woman and wife. We are both women you and me but you are a virgin and never a wife, so it is like I am from Mars and you are from Venus. And you have never given birth to children, as you said, and I have--- 3 lovely kids.
hugs from Mum Sheila
Sent: Tue, October 19, 2010 9:22:29 AM
Good afternoon and how dad, I hope he is ok, mum I understand your advice and please take it easy with dad, mum the bomb explosion is affecting people here and that was the reason I have not written you, since you told me to wait, that you want to discus with dad about your marriage issue, I want to hear from dad, mum please don't mind Gilligan, I am ok from my head to my foot, mum I am fit, and normal as a human being, mum the only problem now is that as soon as I come out from this camp I will snap a full picture of myself and send it to you, mum there is no way for me to snap a picture in this camp, my life is in danger that why I need your help, please help me and God will reward you, mum I thank God that nothing happened to randy and ginger, mum they took a very big risk and I thank God that nothing strange happen to them, mum I will be waiting to hear from you and dad, God bless both of you for me, insha Allah.
Date: Wednesday, 20 October, 2010, 9:47
Thank you for the reply. Ted and I are still having talks about our marriage between the both of us, it involves many things that are just between him and me. You are not married and will never understand.
Ted is STILL mad about the fact that you constantly refuse to send to us any more pictures of yourself besides the only one that you have sent. He says that he is REALLY MAD that we have sent you $700 in cash which you have gotten and that all you have sent is the same photo and nothing new, the id card the same.
Ted says that we should forget all about you and never help you any more. He says that you are just trying to scam us out of our money which we want to send and have sent. I do not know what a scam is and he tried to explain that it is when people pretend to be someone that they are not, just to get dollars/cash. I did not know this. You are not one of those scammers, I pray and hope. It would break my heart if I was to learn that you were not being honest and only after my money when all I have done is trusted you with all my heart and soul. Please say it is not true mariam!
I explained to Ted that you do not seem like one of these scam-persons, and that you seem like an honest and sincere young woman in desperate need of help in a refugee camp in Sudan that I want to help with all my heart. It hurts me to hear that the bombs are all over the place as you type. That sounds so horrible to hear. Ted said this to me---"Okay if this missy Mariam is REALLY fair-dinkum and on the square, let her prove her honesty and sincerity and we shall find a way to solve her problems".
I know that my husband Ted is quite abrupt at times, but you must forgive him. Also realize that I did not forward any words he wanted to say to you in his anger. He was far more angrier at you but I am a lady and do not wish to use such words as he did in regard to you, so I will not say them.
Ted grew up in a home where both his mum & dad were abusive to him. They always beat him to push harder and get wealthier in business. Then came that fatal auto accident on the highway just south of Cairns in Queensland 30 yrs ago. Both of Teds' parents perished in a ghastly crash but their life insurance left him almost $14million AUD. Soon after I met Ted and we hit it off right away, like two hooligans in a shag contest. And then he started up this here koala ranch and we now have 3 lovely children as well.
He and I have reached a decision--we DO want more pictures of you and there are 2 ways we can do this. We can send you $500 for to buy a new camera to send us photos of yourself, OR we can send you a used digital camera that our son Gilligan used 3 years ago on his class trip to Newton-john, Bolivia, South America. The boy does not need it any more, it is 3 years old--and useless technology. But it can still snap photos and so can be of use to you. Anything to make Ted happy, because HE is the one YOU are making angry on all this and he demands that we see more of this mariam woman who wants money from us---his words, not mine. So tell us which one you prefer us to send--the cash or the camera?
hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Wed, October 20, 2010 10:27:25 AM
Mum you have tried to promise to send camera but if you send camera, the will steal the camera alone the way and too the camp management will not allow camera to come inside the camp as the law is here, I will appreciate if you can send the camera without any problem, mum sending $500 is not a problem, the major problem is that there is no way to snap picture here and I have told you many times without number, honestly mum the five hundred is of no use if you send the money because there is no way I can snap picture and if you want to send the money mum, it should be through western union which you said that the location of western union is 1600KM with bad road as you said, so mum why don't you to help me altogether by send the camp clearance fee because with post the money will lose, mum is it not better for you to come down here? To see what I am passing through, mum if there is no any way you and dad can help me, the next option is to give up because I am hopeless now if you cannot, please mum safe the living soul.
Remember you said that dad lost his parent through ghastly crash but it is the matter that happened to me if you can recall my first message that I lost my mum in early stage and I lost my dad last year and I now I have no parent. Mum you made me to remember a lot after reading your message, extend my greeting to everybody
Hug from mariam
[one can sense that mariam is kicking herself right now...she has backed herself into a corner by supposedly being in a camp in Sudan with no in/outside access.. Had she said she was in a refugee camp in Ghana or Senegal, she would be providing the shipping address of an 'outside' confederate to get the cash/cam..]
Date: Thursday, 21 October, 2010, 10:29
Your email received, but I do not understand why a camera is not allowed in the camp that you are in. You say it has an internet cafe from which you send me emails, and all internet cafes have cams.
Ted and I are not able to come over to Sudan as we do not have passports and business keeps us here where we are.
If you give me the exact address of the camp we can see about sending the money to you there via the mail.Hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Thu, October 21, 2010 5:20:16 AM
Mum I would have like you and dad to get passport and come over here and see what people are passing through here if it is possible to come, honestly speaking, nothing like postal address here and if you email me the money I will not receive the money, mum the rebel has destroy everything we have in this country, which bomb blast is going on everyday and nothing is function well here, mum that is the reason I am using my late dad contact to receive money and if you can send the money to my late dad lawyer through western union or money gram, it will be better, please mum tell dad to not be angry with me as his daughter, I promised that I will not disappoint anybody in my life, mum since you have put your hope and heart to help me orphan like, God will keep on blessing you, long life and prosperity, extend my greating to everybody in the house
Hug from mariam
[***Go and read BBC news***...mariam is forgetting her professed ignorance of the BBC in early September..I will not let this go by...
***WAR has destroyed every technology*** she said as she typed on the computer....when you have no secretary, then blame everything on the rebels..]
Date: Thursday, 21 October, 2010, 23:30
You are telling me to read the BBC news about the war in Sudan.
That is quite odd, because when I asked you if the BBC news had any news about who murdered your father, you said "mum I do not know what BBC news is". ..So please explain..
You say that the lawyer in London and the one in Texas have sent you money to the camp, so there must be a way to get it to you there for the clearence Certainly the camp has an address. How many refugees are there besides you?
Must go for now. Maryann is cooking some roast bandicoot and that is one of my favourites.Hugs from Sheila
Sent: Fri, October 22, 2010 1:05:49 AM
Date: Friday, 22 October, 2010, 11:17
Hello to you, and you certainly are a fast learner about the BBC news. And now that you know what it is that I was talking about it would be helpful if you could further research any BBC news about the murder of your father in England and send us that information.
You speak of this camp bursary department where you receive money in your name from your benefactors in London and Texas USA...If they are able to send to you money from foreign countries that you can access, then WE can too. Ted said to me--"this little missy Mariam is telling us about all these problems-- does she want the money or not? We are willing to send it but ONLY to the camp in Sudan that she is at--nothing to England or the USA". And I agree on that. Mariam my child you must understand that we are totally 100% willing to send the camp clearance fund to you in cash--almost $7000--and we can send you 4 payments of $1750 each in a row. The $1750 is the maximum that we can put into a card for you by weight without having to deal with a customs declaration. It will go through just as one more ordinary card/letter to you in the camp when we send it locally. Mr Ponzi at the post office told me that if we send the cash via postal express delivery you could have it there in Sudan Africa in about a week or so at the most if it goes directly to the camp in Darfur.
But we are only going to send it to you in the camp. Ted and I agree on this.
You are making things difficult for yourself. We only want to do this favour for you and you tell us that we should do this, that, and the other thing. You should not be telling helpful people like us what to do. Ted said--"A man has got to know his limitations". We only want to give you a better life and see that you receive what you deserve in your time of need. The only other needy person we currently help is little Yitzhak and yesterday we gave him $1100 for food and other such things for the next 5 weeks.
Pneumonia is NOT a disease, to let you know. In medical terms it is what the doctors call 'a condition'..You can not catch pneumonia from someone else like you can catch a disease such as syphilis or gonorrhea from someone. Gilligan caught the clap a few years ago when Ted took him to the Idle Strumpet Guest Ranch'. A quick shot of the penicillin cured his genitalian woes.
Roast bandicoot is an Australian delicacy, the thighs are the most savoury part which my daughter Maryann cooked up later last night for us. They taste a little like chicken. Next night for supper she says she is going to serve us up some imported walrus steaks sizzled in a cilantro-tabasco sauce. Sound good, have never had that before. The girl is a genius when it comes to cooking. I am most proud of my 2 daughters, and for you to be my 3rd beloved daughter you must give me the details about sending money to you and ONLY at your camp so that we can help you get here and escape that death-hole and continue your college learning here in Australia---the lucky country.
You MUST cheer up. A while ago you were talking about drinking poison to kill yourself, and here we are now trying to figure out a way to get the money to you in the camp. So things will get better in the future if you want them to be.
hugs from Mum Sheila
[**orphanage**?? I thought she was in a refugee camp with families..And no mailing address for the camp....imagine that! ]
Date: Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 12:46
You have been asking me for a photograph of Ted and myself, and he finally got the scanner fixed and so attached is a picture of him and myself taken last year up in Darwin by our friends....So now you know what we look like.
We can send a few more pictures of us, but you must return the favour as well and send another different picture of you too. You seem to have many excuses about this issue but that all means nothing---we want another different picture of you. And we want it NOW!!! You obviously can scan a photo--you sent us one-- so we know that you can do it.
ALL we ask is this simple favour and yet it is like you do not want to do this for us. This amazes us. We have offered to send you a really good digital camera or $500 cash to buy one and yet you have rejected both offers which we offered from the goodness of our hearts. Any other needy person in your situation would say that you are crazy or on drugs to refuse what we so generously want to give to you. We are thinking about sending you the clearance fee in a card to you at the camp but all you tell us is a lot of blah-blah. Do you want money from us or not? We WILL send it, but on our terms, not yours, and only to the camp.
I do not believe that mail can not be sent to the camp. It most certainly has to have an address. Electricity and food must be delivered and that means there are monthly bills to be paid and those are sent through the mail, just like every other place in the world. There are people working at the camp who can tell you the exact address of the place, so please ask them and tell us.
As we have said the nearest Western Union is 800km away up in Darwin and Ted will not make the drive right now, if ever. Your birthday will be soon and we wish to send a birthday card to you with cash inside it. We are only going to send it to YOU at the camp address. This will be the 1st payment of the camp clarence fee and it will be $1700. If you want this money then tell us what the camp address is.
Hugs and love from mum Sheila
[Pic sent by me was of Paul Hogan and wife Linda taken about 5 yrs ago..And today marks my 2-month anniversary with mariam.....]
Sent: Sat, October 23, 2010 9:08:13 AM
Mum if I have any means to send my picture I would have done it without wasting time because you have chosen to help me out of this bondage, mum you mind up your mind to take me as your daughter, so what will delay me in sending my picture to you but there is no means to snap picture and send to you. Honestly I have no means to send you picture and what I said to you is nothing but fact, yes I have a chance of sending you my id and I took the risk to scan my id and send to you, mum I promise to you and dad that immediately I pay this camp clearance fee which will give me access to go out I will snap more pictures and send to you without delay.
Mum my life is as stake here and I really need your help to leave here before I take drastic measure, mum reason with me you and dad want to safe my life here and you ask me to send my picture, and should be a delay? While my life is in danger, I swear with the name of almighty God that if I have a means to send you my pictures I would have done it earlier. Mum please beg dad on my behalf to help me as his daughter to go and send the money through western union in Darwin. Extending my greeting to everybody in the house, I appreciate your caring
Hug from mariam
Date: Saturday, 23 October, 2010, 23:12
Once again we are asking you somehow to get a different picture of yourself
and send it to us. You are starting to make excuses.
Sent: Sun, October 24, 2010 11:43:33 AM
Mum I know that you people have not chance at the moment to send the money to me through western union to my late dad lawyer where I have received the money you sent to me before, I have hope on you and I believe with the work of almighty God will create chance soon for dad to go send the money, mum sending this money through mail or post as you suggested is at risk and I will not allow such because I may lose the money, mum taking any risk to go out is very very dangerous, mum I promised to send the pictures as soon as I leave this place, please try to understand what I said to you and dad I really need your help to survive, extending my greeting to every one Gilligan, Ginger, Maryann and the rest of the family, hope to meet you people soon, happy weekend
Subject: Hello again Mariam
Sorry to hear the weather has not been so good where you are. Soon the rainy season will begin here too and many roads get washed out.
I still do not understand. You say the camp is like a prison and that everything you do is monitored. Yet you told me that you volumtarily and willingly went there. That makes absolutely no sense as to why you would put yourself in such a situation. Where were you living before you entered the camp last year and WHY would you go into such a hell-hole?
Ted has estimated that it would cost him albout $400 to make the drive up to Darwin to send you the money, he would have to spend money on petrol and a hotel room for the night. As you can imagine he is not exactly giving the matter a lot of importance just to do you this big favour.
Sending the money in the mail to you seems the best way right now, a little at a time--4 payments of $1750. Mr Ponzi at the local post office assured me would be okay to put it in a birthday card for you. All you need do is give us a mailing address for the camp and the money can be on the way. We can send it in travelers cheques so there are no worries if they are lost or stolen, nobody would be able to cash them except you.
Everyone is doing fine and says hello to you.Hugs from Sheila
Sent: Tue, October 26, 2010 5:26:12 AM
Mum Mr. Ponzi is saying what he know in his country, but he cannot say what is happening in this country, mum try to understand me because I need the safe way to receive this money, if this money is send through mailing I will not get it because there is serious war going on which make the repel thief, mum I have told you many times that nothing is working out fine here, mum if you send this money and I do not receive the money, it is of no use yet I will still remain here and my problem is not solve, mum please tell dad to help me to travel to Darwin and send this money through my late dad lawyer in Houston Texas and he will come here and sign me out to leave this camp, mum he is happy that somebody like you and dad want to help me and take me as daughter, please and please mum encourage dad to help me, go and send the money so that I will be out here, thank you for all your effort and caring, almighty God will continue to guild you and protect family, extending my greeting to everyone in the house
Date: Tuesday, 26 October, 2010, 22:30
Hello dear Mariam,
Yes everyone in the house here is doing fine. Gilligan is living a Donald Trump lifestyle on a Slim Whitman income...The lad just loves to spend money on booze and hookers and gambling. Takes after his daddy.
You say the camp is quite restricted, but I notice that sometimes you type in the early morning---this last email from you was sent at 5:26AM. If the place is like a prison, then WHY do they allow you access to computers so early?
American Express Travelers Cheques are accepted all over the world and are safer than money because if lost or stolen they are replaced free of charge. This is the easiest way to send you the camp clearance fee. Ted just does not wish to spend $400 and drive $1600km to do you this favour. He said "have her bloody barrister wire ME $400 for MY expenses".
I still do not understand what this camp clearance fee is all about. You say you are not free to do anything until it is paid. Yet you have access to a computer, a hospital, food, and presumably hot showers and other necessities. And WHY must a person pay to leave??? That sounds ridiculous.
The money can be sent from us in a day or two if you wish.
Hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Wed, October 27, 2010 12:17:05 AM
Mum if dad need $400 to pay for the expense down to Darwin, mum you can deduct the money there since you and dad have made of yours mind to help me out of this camp because 15,000 Sudanese Pounds is about $6,338.47 (15,000.00 SDG = 6,338.47 USD) so mum you can deduct the $400 there and send the rest so that I can use some money to snap pictures and send to you as soon as I leave this camp. Mum you and dad wish to send me $7000, so mum you can deduct the expense money and send the money to me through western union money transfer to the information of the dad lawyer secretary
Mum I wish to receive this money soon so that I leave here but not that way you plan because if you send the money in that way I will not receive the money because there is war here, mum try to understand me that any country that has serious war how does it look like, mum it wouldn't profit me if you send this money and I will not receive it, my problem will still remain unsolved and I will still be here, mum if there is no other hope for me I will go and take drastic measure which may lead me death, because I have no other means and if you hear that I am death, do not blame me because I am loosing control, mum I keep on answering your questions everyday and you seem not to understand what I am passing through here, I have to tell you what is going here so that thing will work well with me, mum I am writing this message with tears and I believe you can understand me, extending my greeting to everyone in the family. Mum thank you for all you effort and caring, God will reward you even if I die today
[wowee, mariam suggests she will settle for stealing $400 less from me on my generosity..]
Date: Wednesday, 27 October, 2010, 11:36
It's great to hear that you are doing fine, as always. Last night Maryann cooked us up a really tasty friccassee of chinchilla in garlic and rocky mountain oyster sauce and it was enjoyed by us all. Ginger asked for seconds on it. My daughter can certainly serve us up some fine meals.
As I said it would cost Ted about $400--maybe more--to make the drive trip up to Darwin to the western union to do you this great favour by sending you all this money.
Ted said to me--"is this bloody wench out of her freaking mind?? DOES she really think that I would spend $400 to drive 1600km to send her $7000? Is she on drugs or just mentally retarded??"..
Ted IS willing to make the drive, but not unless it is paid for first, and that is quite understandable by anyone. You must understand that sending you $7000 via WU up in Darwin takes a lot of time by my husband to do you this favour. Quite a bit of money out of our pocket and $400 in expenses too. plus to say a lot of bumpy roads for him to drive on to deliver money to you out in the hot and dry desert. A place where the camels drop dead from thirst and hunger.
WHO is going to pay for his petrol and what if he gets a flat tyre out there or other such automobile troubles? I do not think you will be there to attend to his carburetor or johnson rod. And there would be my dear Theodore out in the middle of the desert trying to do a good thing for you and you do not care, all you want to know is when the money will be sent. Woman to woman--have you no heart for a man such as Ted? WHY do you want him to spend that $400 to drive all those dangerous miles to send you all that money? WHY do you wish my husband to risk his life for you over money? Is MONEY all that you think about in life? There are much more important things than money.
Ted says that if you can not supply the costs for him to drive up to Darwin then he sees no need to do it, and that we should just send you the money from the post office like Mr Ponzi says. And we trust Mr Ponzi, who said "you might as well get Gilligan to make the drive"..
You said that there is a pay phone boot in the camp where you are. What is the # for it? Please let us know what it is and when precisely you can be at it.
Once again I note that you are up quite late in the evening--this last email sent by you at 12:17AM....I can see that there are no rules in your camp, that you have computer access around the clock. So it can't possibly be all that bad as you want me to believe.
hugs from mum Sheila
[she wanted to call us in August from the phone *boot*. ..let's see if we can call her now at the camp in Sudan.]
Sent: Wed, October 27, 2010 7:06:59 AM
Mum I told you to remove four hundred dollars of the seven thousand dollars you wish to send for me because the camp clearance fee is six thousand three hundred and thirty eight dollars in conversion, mum I have made up my mind to die since there is no means to send the money to me and I cannot stand this condition anymore, mum money is not everything in my life but because of my condition here that is why I am desperate to leave out of here, mum thank you for caring, extending my life to everybody, mum as I writing this mail I am writing to you with my last hope in case if you don't hear from me anymore you know that I am no more existing, mum I will keep on praying for you anyway my spirit goes
Date: Wednesday, 27 October, 2010, 22:27
Don't go killing yourself! There is plenty to live for.
What is the # of the pay phone in your camp? We will call you.
There is always a way to work things out.Hugs from Mum Sheila
Sent: Thu, October 28, 2010 10:24:54 AM
Good evening mum and dad, how is everybody in the house, mum honestly I got myself ready to take action because I cannot continue to live this mess life again, then I decided to check my mail to hear your last word over the help of my life, so mum when I received your message I understand your advice and quite my action, mum I remember your word there is always a way to work thing out
Mum since rebel attack the government of Sudan and the Darfur camp here the telephone is no longer exist because many thing were destroy even 6 people were killed and over 150 seriously injured, mum you can check anything concerning Sudan government and the camp to know what I am saying is truth but the phone number was +249 183 483 201, recently the phone number is no longer exist
Mum I can only call to you when I am out of the camp to the city where the embassy of UK is located, mum I hope you can understand the situation I am passing through here and I know if I continue to here I may not survive this condition, please mum do something before I give up because the condition here is critical Mum Gilligan is your son and if you give him instruction to go and send that money to me and by the grace of almighty God he will do it for me, mum rebel are coming here at anytime to kill and I don't know whether it will be my turn that is why I am desperate to leave here before I die, thank you for your caring and understanding, extending my greeting to all the family and I hope to be among the family soon
[the 249 is indeed a Sudanese dialing code and she says conveniently that it is 'not working'.. It's a pity, because I planned on using a pay phone card --25cents a minute world-wide--and trying out my Aussie accent... no matter, this lad isn't in Sudan anyway..]
Date: Thursday, 28 October, 2010, 23:50
That is quite a relief that you are not taking any action against yourself.
Last night we had as guests our dear friends Clyde and Bonnie Amaromacs.., it seems that they send money to a young woman in a refugee camp in Dakar Senegal. They were telling us of the terrible conditions. We certainly listen to our good friends the Amaromacs. We had no idea things were so bad in these places. Why anyone such as yourself would voluntarily want to be in one is beyond our comprehension.
You say the phone is out---is there any other phone in the whole camp?
Gilligan has a new girlfriend who is from Russia, her name is Ivana Kutyakokov. He is eager to show her all over Australia, maybe perhaps he can drive her up to Darwin and send you the money.
All is fine, our house is a very fine house, with 2 cats in the yard. Tonight Maryann is baking roast javelina thighs with Russian dressing, in honour of Ivana.
We all say hello. Hugs from mum Sheila
[Enter Ivana...and Clyde & Bonnie AMAROMACS!!!]
So flattering :-)
Sent: Fri, October 29, 2010 3:13:17 AM
Good morning mum and dad, how is everybody in the family, mum I hope Gilligan will be serious engage with Ivana, I trust Maryann concerning cooking and I know she will give Ivana the best of cooking, I believe one day I will taste the cooking of Maryann, Mum I told you that I love cats but I do not like dog, Mum there is no any telephone bulk here since the only one we have has spoiled, mum now you will believe what I have been telling concerning refugee camp is truth, we are passing critical condition, thank be to God that your friends have let you know what is going on here, mum there is series of war in Africa countries and many people is traveling out to leave the country to start new life, mum I wish you can come down here and take a look of what is going on here, people are dying like animal, please mum tell Gilligan to go and send the money to me with these information Receiver's Name Patrick Valerie, receiver's address 333 I 45 North Baymount Inn 1574 Houston, Texas 77073.
Mum try your best to send the money to me because I really want to leave here this week, the rebel is planning to come and attack back as the let us know, the rebel have attack the closest village and killed many people, mum I want to leave here before the will come and attack us back, remember mum my birthday is coming very soon and I want to celebrate my birthday with the family, how is dad doing now? I guess he may be on trip for business, extending my greeting to everyone in the house and advice Gilligan to take care of his new girl.
Hug from mariam
[Looks like maybe I got the Houston P.O. box shut down.. I 45 is Interstate 45, a major artery thru Houston. This sounds like a motel room to me.. And another mailing address with no mention of W.U.
Sent: Fri, October 29, 2010 4:29:40 AM
It is wonderful as always to hear from you, my child. We are all hopping that life is being kind to you in that camp. It sounds like a real hell-hole, even the pay phones were destroyed by the falling bombs. Absolutely terrible. Here in Australia we gentle people just can not imagine such outrageousness.
Ivana and Gilligan are getting along quite well here. She has never been outside of Russia, so her arrival to here in Australia is quite amazing to her. She loves the meals that our dear Maryann cooks up and enjoys all our local food. Last night Gilligan took her out to the movie theatre here to see "On Golden Blonde" and "Driving Miss Daisy Crazy" and she enjoyed both of them, it was a double- feature. She said over a borscht and vodka meal that she had never been to any western movies before, all she had previously seen was sputniks and stalinism.
I note the new mailing address for Mr Patrick Valerie there in Houston Texas USA. Is his PO Box address no longer valid? That is okay though. I will go to the local post office here tomorrow next day and say hello to Mr Ponzi the local beloved postmaster. And I will send $1750 in spendable and clean travelers cheques IN YOUR NAME that he will hopefully pass on to you. This is 25% of what you need, I won't send all the rest until I know that you have received what I have send first. And I will pay the extra money to have it sent 'extra-special-fast-mail' delivery which means that it should reach Texas USA in 2 weeks instead of the usual 3-4 weeks from here in Australia.
Please have me informed when this 25% has been received, and then I will know that it is safe to send the other 75%--$5250. And then you can get the clarence fee and get a passport and become a member of our happy family. Please be sure to take extra pictures for us and to bring some African food recipes for Maryann. We will be waiting for these things from you. We will send the money to you in a birthday card for you so let us know when Mr Patrick Valerie receives it.
It is good that you sent this mailing address, because Gilligan and Ivana tell us that they plan on doing some traveling but not up to Darwin for about a month. They plan on spending a romantic 10 days at green acres in Hooterville...I can see that my little boy has grown up to become a man in his decisions and he now has a woman to get connubial with. I am so proud of him!
The Amaromacs--Clyde and his lovely blond wife Bonnie--both wish for you to get out of that African refugee camp, they are doing their best to help that young girl in Dakar Senegal, wherever that is. They are good friends of ours and helpful like we are too.
Maryann is driving me to the post office in a few hours. The money will be on the way to texas USA.
Hugs to you from mum sheila
Sent: Fri, October 29, 2010 9:27:59 AM
Mum I know there is no other hope for me and it is better I die, so if you post the money is of no use, better go and collect your money, though you are trying to me does not mean you can listen to me the better way for me to receive the money, mum I am here to tell you the best way for me because you are not here to see what we are passing through, the money you are going to post is for no use to me because I will not receive it, mum thank you for your help, I told you many times you never believe me until your friends came to your house and let you know the same we are passing through.
Have a wonderful day and God be with you, Mum as Maryann is driving you, you better make arrangement for her to drive you to Darwin to send the money through western union, Mum i know i am little girl before you but you should try to listen to me
Hug from mariam
[I should triple-smack her for this like Moe/Larry/Curly but I'll dutifully play along..
Sent: Fri, October 29, 2010 4:48:07 PM
Hello again to you. Yesterday you said" go and send the money to me with these information Receiver's Name Patrick Valerie, receiver's address 333 I 45 North Baymount Inn 1574 Houston, Texas 77073."
So I sent the money there just as you asked. And now you are telling me not to send it there. In any event I have already sent the money to that address, and it is on the way.
Maryann does not wish to drive way up to Darwin, the roads scare her and she has never driven that far. She has only been driving a car for 2 years.
I listened to you and did what you said by sending that money to Patrick Valerie. Now you tell me not to do that. You have me very confused right now.
Hugs from mum Sheila
Another from Mariam on Oct. 29th
Mum I will advice you to post or send the money to your friends Clyde and Bonnie Amaromac who is living close to western union office to pick up the money and resend to through western union to Patrick Valerie information as given to you. Another advice is that if you have any friends or relation living to close to city where is there is western union agent or money gram, mum you can send the person to send the money to Patrick Valerie not by post anymore to avoid wasting of money, mum you can also seek for help from your friends or relation to use his or her money to send through western union to Patrick Valerie information and pay them back immediately I confirm the payment
Mum I cannot continue to be staying here until that few weeks because the rebel is coming to attack the camp and the government of Sudan, mum I swear instead of me to die by the rebel, it is better I kill my self and take it as one of those thing in life, mum whatever arrangement you are doing you need to be fast to safe my life here, things are going on worst here and many people is dying like animals, I am waiting to hear good news about my suggestions above and I believe you can understandÉ.. extending my lovely greeting to everyone in the house, I pray God will protect you and your family
Hug from mariam
[the nerve of this lad, asking me to beg my friends to do the dirty work..A soft spanking is due.]
Date: Saturday, 30 October, 2010, 21:27
All is fine here and we hope with you too.
Well we are actually not so happy, we have sent you all that money and now you tell us that it will not reach Mr Valerie..It is YOUR mistake, not ours.
The Amaromacs are indeed good friends of ours, but we do not ask them to do favours for us. Gilligan and Ivana will be up in Darwin in 3 weeks. Perhaps they can send you the money then, not any sooner. We are going to have to wait for the money to be returned to us that we have already so generously sent. Ginger and Randy are doing fine, they are out traveling around.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Mon, November 1, 2010 3:31:29 AM
Good morning everybody in the house, how was the weekend mum, I hope everybody is well, mum I have not heard from dad for these few days, I hope dad is fine, mum I am very sorry the money you sent but the address I gave to you was for the western union and I believe that Mr. Ponzi will return the money back to you, Mum to tell you the fact the condition here is very bad for now, and to wait for Gilligan for 3weeks is at risk in my life because of the rebel attack, mum whatever arrangement you are doing should be fast, mum I hope you can ask your good friends for favour Mr. Amaromacs because the knew what we are passing here and I strongly believe that they will be of help to send the money through western union
Mum I want to know if you have any relation out side your country who will be of help, or do you have any relation in the city of Australia where there is western union that will be of help also, mum please talk to your good friends Mr. Amaromacs, he will be of help because he has the experience of what is happening in Africa countries that have war, mum don't be offended for my suggestions here, because I am thinking the ways to leave this camp before the rebel bomb the camp as the are planning to come and attack the government of Sudan. Mum honestly that 3 weeks is not soon compare to what going on recently here in the camp, please mum try to understand the condition. Extending my greeting to everyone in the family, how about Maryann doing? I am sorry for the stress I am giving you mum and I know the almighty God will reward you for your generosity in life
Hug from mariam
Sent: Tue, November 2, 2010 1:35:41 AM
Good morning mum and dad, I am happy to hear that everybody is in good condition over there, mum I really understand your message that you people do thing in slow and steady for peace and happiness but you also consider my present condition here that I am passing hell
Mum so you need to discuss with Mr. Amaromacs and his wife when the come next week to help you and send the money to Patrick Valerie with the information I gave to you through western union or money gram, mum as we do not know when Gilligan will return back home as he won a lot of money in casino so he may take his new girl friend to turn around the Australia cities
Hug from mariam
Subject: good news mariam!
All is still well here with us and we hope the same for you too. We bring good news for you.!
Ted tells me that he will definitely be up in Darwin on Friday 3rd December and his trip is being paid for---all the expenses--by some koala business persons who wish to meet with him there. He will stay at the Rusty Boomerang Hotel, which is near the Western Union office up there. So things are most assuredly looking good for you soon! Keep the fire of hope burning, my child.
Good about it too is that Gilligan and Ivana should be there too at about the same time. Ted has not seen him in almost a month and not yet met Ivana.
Plus Mr Ponzi the postmaster told us that our money we sent to you should be back here in about 12 days, so that is a relief. We were worried that it might not reach Mr Patrick Valerie or fall into the wrong hands.
Our friends The Amaromacs will again be here, perhaps in the next few days. But we can not ask them to do us a favour for someone that WE are doing a favour for. That is just not the Australian way of doing things. Maybe in Sudan but definitely not here. Your culture is indeed strange to us.
Yes Gilligan won a lot of money at the casino. He mailed us $1500 to give to
little Yitzhak, the orphan boy we sponsor. We will not tell the little boy that the money came from gambling and carousing with an unmarried woman, he is only 10 years old and should not know of such things.
Many hugs to you my dear
[Dec 3rd is 31 days from now---I am confident I can keep this fish biting..Very seldom are lads willing to wait even a week, never mind a month..And I am sure mariam will have her calendar marked in eager anticipation..Enough time for me to figure out a plausible plan to crush her hopes and dreams. ]
Sent: Wed, November 3, 2010 5:24:06 AM
Good morning mum and dad, I am happy to hear that everybody is in good condition, how was the meal that Maryann prepared for the family last night, I hope it was enjoyable like other meals, mum Gilligan is so kind and good that he sent money to Yitzhak, mum I got your message that dad is go Darwin on 3rd December for Koala business trip and then he can send the money to me, mum I will only for life to keep till that date but mum if you still see any means to send the money before that date please don't forget that your daughter is suffering here and needed urgent help to leave here, mum you should not be so annoy with me because I said you should ask favor to your good friends to send the money on your behalf, mum it just my condition here that lead me to suggested that idea, I am sorry Mum I am happy that you said that the money you sent to me will return back in 12 days, that is good that the money is not lost, mum Mr. Ponzi is a nice person, mum I know you cannot drive for some months now but take it easy with the drink Maryann bought for you, in my country we do not drink too much, mum take a little the one you can maintain. Extending my greeting to everybody in the house and I love to meet the family soon
Hug from mariam
[**I will only for life to keep till that date***...so is it suicide again if something happens? I must definitely keep her hopeful about December 3rd..]
Date: Wednesday, 3 November, 2010, 23:22
Hello Mariam dear,
Nice to hear all is well with you. We are doing fine. We had moose last night and it was wonderful!
Yes we are always glad to help little Yitzhak. Before he met us he was so poor that he only received 10 channels on his television and had only 2 meals a day. Now his life is so much better and we are quite happy about that. And we wish for you to get all you deserve in life too.
Everyone in the house is fine. We are not quite sure where Ginger and Randy are at the moment, they are off traveling somewhere out in the bush.
All our best to you----mum sheila
Sent: Thu, November 4, 2010 4:46:49 AM
Good afternoon mum and dad, I thank God to hear that everybody is fine in the house like wise me too I am fine mum only I am desperate to leave here because of my condition and I also if I remember the rebel will come and attack the government I got fear, mum if I remember that dad is going to send the money on 3rd of December I regain strength to withstand the condition here, mum the condition here is worst everyday by day, mum I know that Maryann is a good cook and I believe one day I will enjoy the cooking of Maryann, mum I hope that dad enjoy the cooking of Maryann, mum what we are eating here is beans and pap sometime soup and rice, mum I know you will enjoy Africa meal when I come over there I will cook Africa meal for you, so mum when I am coming I will bring some Africa cooking vegetable, extending my greeting to everyone in the family, so when is Ginger and Randy will come back home
Hug from mariam
Date: Friday, 5 November, 2010, 1:37
Nice to hear from you. Yes everyone is fine. Ginger and Randy will be back soon.
Please send us some cooking recipes that you have. What is pap? What kind of soup?
Before you were in this camp you must have had a nice life, with all the money your late father had.
Hugs from mum sheila
Another first - the Lads send a recipe!
Sent: Fri, November 5, 2010 4:51:05 AM
Good morning mum and dad, I am very happy to hear that everybody is in condition, mum pap mean Sudanese local custard and below is the recipes on how to cook our Molokhiya vegetable soup;
This is how to prepare the ta'leya:
Mum here in the camp we eat beans always sometime rice and pap, the food we eat here is not rich in ingredients due to population in the camp, mum since my mother dead when I was too young and my late dad was too busy to take me around, I spend my life style in private school studying, I prefer reading novels to go out, I like watching home and foreign movies. Have a nice weekend mum and extend my greeting to everyone in the house
[this recipe obviously not from memory..]
Date: Friday, 5 November, 2010, 22:33
Thank you very much for that soup recipe, Maryann says it sounds quite yummy and that she can not wait to try it, and that she will cook some things up just for you.
What subjects were you studying in school? What sort of career were you planning on?
What are your favourite foreign movies? And your favourite singers and actors? Maryann keeps up on that sort of thing and she will want me to tell her what you say.
Tonight we are having tacos and quesadillas in a chihuahua sauce. Do you like Mexican food?
many hugs to you, mum sheila
Sent: Mon, November 8, 2010 1:25:39 AM
Good morning mum and dad, how was your weekend and I hope every thing is fine, mum I am fine too here, mum I hope Maryann did the cooking very well with the soup recipe I gave to you, when is Gilligan and Ivana coming back home, have you heard from Ginger and Randy, mum I was studying Medicine and surgery in Sudan University for Science and Technology before my dad dead and I stop furthering my education because the was nobody to take care of my education, mum I planed to use my inheritance money to establish hospital of my own as soon as I finish my education, mum that was my good dream before death took away my beloved father and may his soul rest in peace Mum my favorite foreign movies The Sinister Monk, Journey of the lost City, Mill of the stone woman, the white warrior and the actors are Billy Crudup, Edward Furlong, Sam Neil, Mel Gibson and my favorite singers are Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Monica etc mum I hope you enjoy the Mexico food cooking that Maryann did, as for me I have not taste such food in my life but I will like to eat the food when I come over Mum I received message from the late dad lawyer that he is coming back to London on 18th of this month so mum I believe you that dad can send the money to him directly in London and not America so that he can come and sign me off here in this camp as soon as he receive the money for me to pay for the camp clearance fee and leave this camp and come over to Australia to start new life with you mum, extending my greeting to everyone in the family, have a wonderful day
Hug from mariam
Date: Tuesday, 9 November, 2010, 0:39
Hello Mariam dear,
Yes we all had a good weekend. Gilligan and Ivana came back for a few days, they had been away but I am glad they are back for a while.
It is good that the lawyer will be going back to London, but what I do not understand is why he is not flying over to see you in Sudan. We have never trusted lawyers and never will. They are all thieves.
We like Mel Gibson here too. Many people think he is Australian but he was actually born in the USA. He certainly likes to say what is on his mind.
Tonight Maryann is baking some broiled bilby in a creamed rutabaga sauce. Sounds good.
hugs to you, mum sheila
Sent: Tue, November 9, 2010 12:32:05 AM
Good morning dad and mum, I am happy to hear that everybody is fine and I am also happy to Gilligan and Ivana return back safely, mum what about Ginger and Randy? When did you hear last from them, mum what about dad? It has been long I heard anything from dad, I hope he is in good condition, mum my late dad lawyer will coming back to London to Sudan to sign off my releasing in the camp as soon as you send the money to him to pay my clearance fee, mum I have seen that you and dad did not like lawyer at all but this is my late dad lawyer and not mind and he is the one that knows about my inheritance, mum I love the Mel Gibson because he always says his state o mind and I never know that he is from America, mum I believe one day you will taste my own Africa cooking and I hope you enjoy the cooking of Maryann last night, extending my greeting to everyone in the family, may God continue to guild the family
Hug from mariam
Date: Tuesday, 9 November, 2010, 22:33
Ginger and Randy are doing fine, they are camping in the Gump Forest up near Darwin right now.
You have not answered as to why the lawyer does not come see you. If he is so concerned then he should be at your camp. For all the legal people you say that you have it seems that none of them are willing to assist you in your time of need.
Also you have not answered as to what your academic studies were before you went into the camp.
hugs from mum sheila
Sent: Wed, November 10, 2010 2:39:03 AM
Date: Wednesday, 10 November, 2010, 14:09
Hello dear Mariam,
It's nice to hear from you as always.
It confuses me that you speak of all these bombings over there in your camp in Sudan and yet I have not seen anything about that on the television or on the BBC news on the internet, or in the local newspaper here--the Dingo Flats Daily Planet. Why is this? If rebels are killing innocent people all around you it would surely be world news. How come we never hear about any of it?
Ted is recovering. We have socialized medicine here, which means that all of our medical problems are treated for free, unlike where you are for your recent case of pneumonia for which we sent you $700. And thankfully you appear to have gotten better from that.
Human anatomy is such a noble aspiration for someone to study. The body is of course very complex from head to toe and everything in between. My dear son Gilligan took some human anatomy classes at TWATS--Trans West Australia Technical School. His specialty was gynecology but he lost interest and specialized in tv repair. What part of the human anatomy is your specialty?
Maryann copied down your recipe but we are not able to obtain any of that Molokyhiya leaf that you speak of. We would ask you to bring some with you when you come here but all foreign plants are forbidden entry into Australia.
You say ****mum the are feeding us once in a day for this week because there is much food and the condition is growing bad****.... If there is much food, then what is the problem? Do you have to pay for your food? How much and what do you eat?
Ginger and Randy are doing fine. They will be in Darwin the next few days for a romantic time. They seem to be doing quite well and very happy.
Little Yitzhak--our son we sponsor--is here for the week. We gave him a few hundred dollars more to help him in his times of need. He got to meet Ivana who is from Russia as you know and she cooked us all up a nice borscht soup in a glazed oyster sauce, with help from Maryann. I think Ivana might make a real nice wife for Gilligan in the future if that happens. Ted likes her too.Hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Fri, November 12, 2010 2:16:24 AM
Mum there is seriously local attack here something that may not boost the interest of the news as you said because whenever I said to you is truth and nothing but truth, mum in Africa medicine is very costly here in Africa and some hospitals are owned by foreigners as you said that medical treatment in Australia is free, I always pray to establish my own hospital when I finish my education, mum in medical department, you will not specialize in a particular part of the body until you get to your final year when you will specialize the area you know better you can handle perfectly, as for me I wish to specialize the human skull, mum you can use vegetable to replace Molokyhiya because Molokyhiya is very scars, mum I want Maryann to use that recipe and cook for you, it is good food and I know if Gillian and Ivana taste the food cooking the will like it, it is nice if Ivana can make good wife as dad like Ivana,
Date: Saturday, 13 November, 2010, 23:21
Hello to you.
Ted is getting slightly better. Everyone else in the house is doing okay.
You have me confused once again. If parents can visit their children in the camp, then why don't you just leave the camp instead of paying the clearance fee? It makes absolutely no sense. And what has happened to your friend who pays for things for you?Hugs from mum sheila
Sent: Sun, November 14, 2010 8:36:32 AM
Good after noon dad and mum, I am happy to ear that everybody is in good condition, I am also happy to hear that dad is slightly better in his heath, which is most important thing, mum do not be confuse for my message, you can ask your good friends Mr. Amaromacs the result of the cause of the wars in some Africa countries we are suffering here and only foreign parent is allow to take us out because of the war in the country and sufferings, mum the parent visit to pay the camp clearance fee and to go along to their country as you promise me mum it is not possible to leave the camp without the clearance fee, extending my greeting to everyone in the family
Hug from mariam
[I wonder why she thinks my good friends the Amaromacs would care? ]
Date: Monday, 15 November, 2010, 23:44
We hope you had a good weekend. We went to visit friends and then we went to the movies and saw a war movie called 'Saving Ryans' Privates' and another called 'Pump Friction'.
That certainly sounds like a very stupid rule to me. Certainly not everyone is from all-dead parents and therefore would not have a foreign parent. Luckily you have us.
Ted is doing better, he will be out riding the horses again soon. Maryann has not yet made use of that recipe you sent us but maybe soon.
All my best regards----mum sheila
[I love using funny porn-film names..]
Sent: Tue, November 16, 2010 1:03:11 AM
Good morning dad and mum, I am happy to hear that everyone is well and I also happy to hear dad is doing better now, mum I have never hard anything concerning such movies, I hope they are interesting movies and I will like to watch the movies when I come, mum what about the Gilligan, Ginger, Ivana and Randy when did you heard from them last, I hope Maryann has gotten other items, then tell her to use vegetable to replace MOLOKHIYA, mum I want you to taste the soup because it is very nice soup, mum tell dad to ride the horse slowly because of his health, extending my greeting to everyone in the family.
Hug from mariam
Date: Thursday, 18 November, 2010, 0:59
Hello to you. Ginger and Randy are in Melbourne right now, enjoying the sights. Gilligan and Ivana are out traveling around somewhere.
Yes we most surely will be glad to taste the soup when you get here and Maryann bakes wonderful pies and cookies, so we wish for you to get just desserts too.
Ted's horse is named Ellie May, and mine is named Jethro. I love being on top of a stallion in stud. We enjoy horseback riding. Ted does take it easy but Ellie May is a little skittish at times, scares very easily.
Hugs to you, mum sheila
Sent: Fri, November 19, 2010 4:04:29 AM
[I was wondering if the birthday would be mentioned. Quite possibly the ladettes' birthday really is Nov. 18th...The birth-year they use is generally to support the scam and usually fake, but it makes perfect scam-logic to always use the real day & month.....Easy to remember and perhaps the only truthful thing they ever say..]
Date: Saturday, 20 November, 2010, 0:27
We hope you had a happy birthday. Did you have a birthday cake?Ted and Sheila
Sent: Mon, November 22, 2010 11:27:43 AM
Now that you are REALLY 21 you are old enough to drink everywhere. You should have a nice cold beer.*
Ginger and Randy came by for the weekend. We all went out to see the new Hairy Pooter movie. Later on Maryann cooked a wonderful badger stew in creamed coyote sauce.
Yes Ted is giving thought about the trip up to Darwin on 3rd December. First we have to do a lot of horseback riding, rounding up and roping all sorts of critters, heifers the size of schnauzers.
[*Being Islamic, alcohol is supposed to be forbidden. Let's see what she says.
Sent: Wed, November 24, 2010 2:51:53 AM
Date: Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 0:11
Nice to hear from you.
Gilligan and Ivana are out about traveling up around the Top End. They should be meeting up with Ted in Darwin next week.
Once you come out of that hell-hole camp and get here you will certainly like to have a few tall cold frosty beers with us. Our favorite beer is Burpmeister.
We are getting ready for the Saint Swithen's Day Festival this weekend, should be a lot of fun.hugs from mum Sheila
[we have a lot of festivals here..]
Sent: Fri, November 26, 2010 9:41:02 AM
Mum this is the information where dad can send the camp clearance fee in London (Receiver' Name: Patrick Valerie, Address: 32 Whitehall Court ,London SW1A 2EL) through western union money transfer.
Mum I know Burpmeister is favorite beer, I can drink when I come out here and for now my major problem is leave the camp next week, mum once dad send the clearance through western union, send the information ( Sender's Name, Sender's address and the MTCN) to help in picking the money. Extending my greeting to every one in the house and I really know that this weekend Maryann will cook nice meal to the family. Have a nice weekend
[mr valerie has suddenly turned up in London...I wish I knew where that address is..]
It appears to be a club just up the street from the Royal Horse Guards.
Subject: hello mariam
Nice to hear from you, as always. It is our hope all is fine with you.
Gilligan and Ivana are in Far Rockaway right now after having spent a few days in East Flatbush. They make a nice couple but she thinks that kruschev is the way to go and my son leans more as a castro convertible. I do not get myself involved in such matters.
I see that Mr Patrick Valerie has departed the city of Houston Texas USA and is now in London England UK....The airfare must have cost him quite a bundle of American U.S. dollars, did he send you any money to help you out in your time of need? And what is a MCNT? There is no western union here and we have no idea what sending money by them involves. Please explain things for us.
Ginger and Randy are doing fine. They too are away from home here, last I heard from them they were in a camp in the Clark-Kent National Park up near Smallville. I guess it's not the same kind of camp that you are in with all that you have been enduring..certainly no rebels and bombs, and all the pay phones are working. I trust my daughter Ginger with him but Ted still is not quite sure about Randy. Ted thinks that Randy only wishes to marry our beloved daughter just so that he can get an insurance thing on her and then kill her by drowning her or by poison to get all the millions of dollars and eventually take over our humble ranch. I am so personally confused on this and the thought of people trying to steal money from us makes me quite sad. I do not wish to think such things that Ted tells me, but since he is my beloved husband and a very wise man of wisdom I always think about all situations.
For the Saint Swithen's Festival we were treated to a wonderful meal of fresh broiled dugong nads sauteed in a savoury bearded clam sauce prepared by our great cook Maryann. Everyone found it to be quite yummy to the taste. I am so proud of the cooking ability of my daughter. Even the 2 cats we have and our doggie Snots got to eat all the meal that was left and I could see they liked it too.!
Perhaps when you get here you can forget all about that human anatomy stuff you were studying at the university. The human body has not changed in over thousands of years, but FOOD and COOKING is what is what people are always interested in. A human body is useless without food. Little Yitzhak now has 3 meals of food every day because of us instead of the 2 he once had.
The festival is still going on. Ted and I are riding our horses as part of it. And most of the local people of Dingo Flats have come out to see us all. This many people scares Ellie May--Ted's horse, who I told you was skittish and gets very frightened at such things. But the festival must continue with us. Plus we are both being paid $20,000 each to participate by riding Jethro (my horse) and Ellie May (Ted's horse) in the parades.
I am preparing the luggage for Ted for his journey up to Darwin next Friday. He really wants to meet with these koala buyers and do business with them. It is a 30-hour journey by car, so he plans on departing this coming Thursday 2nd Dec. It is now the wet season, many roads get flooded-out but things should be okay.
When you get here you can have a few frosty Burpmeister beers with us, we can all celebrate your new freedom and happiness as one of our family!Hugs from mum Sheila
[Far Rockaway and E. Flatbush are both in NYC and dear to me. A 'castro-convertible' is a brand of sofa sold in the NYC area.. but it sounds like a Cuban rebel-type..]
Sent: Tue, November 30, 2010 5:00:01 AM
Date: Wednesday, 1 December, 2010, 0:46
We are very busy, rounding up the sheep and other critters, and preparing for Ted's long journey up to Darwin this week.Best regards from mum Sheila
Sent: Thu, December 2, 2010 4:14:36 AM
[I had planned on Ted falling off his horse and unable to drive. But good luck falls into my lap with the real snowstorms in England and Europe, which Mariam can verify herself...luckily I never told her where the koala buyers were coming from.]
Date: Friday, 3 December, 2010, 12:14
If you check the BBC NEWS you will see and learn that London and most of western Europe is now under very heavy snow.
The koala buyer business people were going to fly into Darwin to meet Ted but as you can see on the international news the snow there in Europe has closed ALL the airports--Heathrow, Gatwick, Orly, DeGaulle, Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and even Rejykavik in Iceland.
So Ted was contacted by koala buyer Sir Angustora-Bitters of Scotland yesterday and told not to go up to Darwin to meet with him, as he can not be there due to the weather. He was told that things will be worked out when the weather lets up..You surely do not have snow there in Sudan and so do not comprehend it all. We do indeed have snow here at times but not like they have in Europe at the present time. And most certainly your friend Mr Patrick Valerie there in London can tell you of all the snow there now. It is doubtful that he could even venture outside his house, with all that snow.. It must have been quite a shock for him to go from the warm climate of Houston Texas USA to the cold snow now in London.. Where is he from?
You must agree that GOD controls the weather and we humans have no say in the matters. What HE does, we can not change when the snows fall and close airports.
The koala buyers will fly to Darwin when things are better and another meeting can be set up. And we will be happy to let you know the exact details on that as soon as we know them too. It is a good thing that Ted did not waste an 800km drive up there.hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Fri, December 3, 2010 7:40:26 AM
Mum I will advice you to send Gilligan to send me this clearance fee to leave this camp since Gilligan and Ivana is in Darwin now because you told me on Thursday 25th of November that the will be meeting with dad on next week which is this week, mum I believe that Gilligan is now in better position to send the money to me as dad did not go to Darwin again
Mum I really thank you for all your good efforts to help me out of this critical condition, as I sending you this message I am really loosing hope of life and I don't know if you can hear from me again, I really appreciate you good effort and I pray God will continue to bless you for your caring in humanity, extending my greeting to all in the family and tell them I love everybody
Date: Saturday, 4 December, 2010, 13:17
It is indeed most unfortunate that the weather right now in Europe is terrible with snow and closed airports...We humans make plans all the time and then GOD steps in and sends snow and says ''NO, I run things..".. I know you understand that.
Yes indeed Gilligan and Ivana are staying at the Rusty Boomerang Hotel up there in Darwin, the same hotel that Ted was going to stay in. However Gilligan is not able to send the $7000 because he does not have it. Ted has it, and Ted is back home here with me. And the only way right now to get the money to Gilligan would be to send it by postal mail, which would take about 3-5 days. Being that he is in a hotel it takes an extra day by mail from such a small place here as Dingo Flats.
As I have said in the past, I love my son Gilligan very much with all my heart--the love only a mother can know--but sending him all that money to help you is a situation that I know he will ignore. Money from us is like candy to him. He has a new girlfriend to have fun and love with and he told me that you and your problems mean nothing to him and that he has absolutely no reason to care toward you. I am sorry to say this, and I do not control what he says or does. He is who he is.
He and Ivana do not care about the needs of anyone except themselves and would most surely take that cash and go off to gamble away all the money at the casinos up there. He will probably win for a while, but like the degenerate gambler he is---he will gamble until he loses all the money. So what is the use in sending it? We can give some of it to little Yitzhak for food and his cable bill. And we have plenty more cash.
THIS has happened many times before with us, so I know of what I speak. It has been quite a life-long frustration for me and Ted ever since he lost money on the ponies at Belmont years ago.
Let us see when the Europe weather gets better, and I shall let you know when the koala buyers can get out of the snow and arrange another deal up in Darwin with Ted.. We will be following the weather information on the BBC NEWS and we will set up another deal with the koala business-men. I ask your patience once more. It would help if you tell me when Mr Patrick Valerie digs his way out of the snow.
Keep hope alive!Hugs from Mum Sheila
Sent: Sat, December 4, 2010 8:22:31 AM
Date: Sunday, 5 December, 2010, 0:25
What is your current health problem right now? We hope it is not too bad and that you will be feeling better soon!
We are doing fine here. Maryann made some wonderful muskrat fritters in a delicious creamed herring sauce.
How much money do you need for your drugs and things?
Hugs from mum Sheila
Sent: Sun, December 5, 2010 8:54:59 AM
[Mariam wants $1350 now...of course it can only be sent by mail at the present time...]
Date: Tuesday, 7 December, 2010, 0:15
What exactly is wrong with your health condition? We hope it is not too bad.
As you well know the weather in Europe is still very bad, much snow. The koala buyers will not be flying to Darwin right now, they said they will have to set up another time to meet Ted there.
We can send the money to Patrick Valerie in London, but it is going to have to be through the post office here. As you know there is no western union here where we are.
Gilligan and Ivana are still up in Darwin but will be heading back home here next tomorrow night. Ginger and Randy are away at Jellystone Park. It is just me and Ted and Maryann here right now..Everyone says hello.
Hugs from mum sheila
Sent: Tue, December 7, 2010 4:47:16 PM
We do not understand how you have a shortage of blood in your body. The only way to have that happen is if a person is bleeding from a wound, or has that ebula fever. So what precisely is the cause?
You ask me about western union and as I have said, the nearest one is up in Darwin. I do not understand what you mean by me emailing money to you. I do not know how to do that.
Gilligan has Ivana now, so he has no interest in helping you. He wants to spend all his money on her. He is still in Darwin and said he won a lot more money at the casino and he is sending me some by mail for Yitzhak, who he considers to be his little brother.
Certainly Mr Patrick Valerie is not sleeping in the streets of London. He must have a mailing address where we can send you money. And we will, just tell us where to send it by mail. This is the only way we have right now. Ted is not going to Darwin until the koala buyers get there from Europe.We do hope you get better... Hugs from Sheila