Last Saturday, April 2nd, was the New York State Baton Competition at John Jay, hosted by the Silver Starlites. There was about 84 teams, and one team was awarded the Jennifer “Niffie” DeVito Memorial Plaque. The award was given to the highest scoring New York State Advanced Juvenile Dance Twirl Team. I know to many of you that means nothing, but in layman’s terms, that means the award goes to the best team of younger girls (elementary ages) who twirled to a song, not march music.
08 Apr 2011 5 Comments
23 Dec 2010 Leave a comment
Jen’s team added a page on their website for “In Memory of Jen.”
There is a beautiful slide show of pictures of Nif, with the sweetest message:
12 Oct 2010 4 Comments
Yes, I’ve been busy.
I feel like there is so much that I want to talk about, but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and blog about it.
Some of the topics I was going to blog a lot about were:
- My awesome Cold Stone & Wendy’s date with Jen’s best friend
- Listening to the CD that Jen made for my Dad, filled with random songs that remind me of Jen
- I got my tattoos
- My Letter to the Editor got published on Sunday
- Tuesday’s pretty much suck
04 Oct 2010 3 Comments
Got a phone call today on my cell from a number that I didn’t know. All the woman said was, “I am verifying your letter to the editor?” I said that yes, I am Jacqueline, and that I did write the letter. She made me do all the talking, I guess to make sure I really did write the letter and knew what it was about.
01 Oct 2010 Leave a comment
I always wanted a blog, but never under these circumstances.
If you read Why “Coniffdence”? already, you know I’m doing this as a way to talk though what I’m feeling after the sudden loss of my sister, Jennifer. She passed away back in August, after a motorcycle accident. She was only 18.
I need a way to vent, and I do the best when I sit and think and type. Call it Generation Y Syndrome, but heck, it works for me, and that is all that really matters. Yes, talking to real people face to face is helpful to, but you don’t have time to really think before you answer. If you did, it would make for a very awkward conversation. But when I sit down and type, I think before what I type. Then I think about what I wrote, then ponder what I want to say next. A small paragraph could take me almost an hour to type, but only a few moments to read.