In November I explained what the Court had left to do. Daniel filed his Rebuttal to the Fed’s Opposition to his Appeal in time on November 12th. The Judge stated she would issue her Ruling on Friday, November 15th. She has not done so. Today is the first day back after the Thanksgiving recess for the Court. Perhaps she’ll issue her decision today.

So, as a reminder to you folks let me go over what options Her Honor has with Daniel’s 2255


   A. She can Deny Daniel’s Appeal outright; or
   B. She can Order an in-Court Hearing with Daniel’s Attorney & The Prosecutor; then
   C. She can make her final decision:

As I’ve mentioned, Please note that I’m not an attorney and may not be using the correct Legalese ~ but I did the best I could to help you understand all this. Forgive me if I’ve made It confusing.  

So I hope you like Paul Simon’s, The Sound of Silence, because now we start the Christmas Season with only those lyrics...since there's no decision from the Court. There is an old adage, “No news is good news.” I’m praying that is what is happening now.

Thanks to your generous love gifts Daniel's family's November was most special. From purchasing food, a car repair, household necessities, house rent and utilities paid it concluded with a Thanksgiving Honey Baked Spiral Ham.

Your thoughtfulness not only made the whole month of November wonderful for Daniel & his family but also made this month extra special for me knowing you helped him so wholeheartedly.

Daniel may soon finally have some funds coming in from all his hard work. They probably will start early in January.

I’m hoping we all can pitch in just a little bit to secure needed funds for them to complete this calendar year. I know you folks have made all the difference to get them this far.  Also ~ ~ Feel free to send a Christmas Card, Letter, Poem ~ ~ ~ whatever greeting you want and I’ll forward them to Daniel, Karis and Sabby. That’ll make this season extra meaningful.

After two 5-day Intensive Care stays this year I’m very thankful to still be sharing with you and still hugging my wife, Daniel, 3 other sons and 2 daughters, 9 grand children and one great-great grand daughter. I feel blessed!

If you wish to send a Love Gift to help Daniel’s family it can be done safely through PayPal Send Money link. When PayPal asks for the email address to which you are sending the Gift use either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Both addresses go into the same account.

Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:

If you prefer to send your love Gift conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165, Vancouver, WA 98665-8986. This “suite” is simply a type of post office box ~ with a street address.

Please note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. For any checks to be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

The Best of Season’s Greetings To You and Yours
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father