tag:joetv.tv,2013:/posts joetv 2022-10-27T15:06:37Z joey givens tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1812950 2022-09-10T16:47:00Z 2022-09-11T16:52:21Z Mom Update 9-10-2022


It was December 27 when the story began with a hospital visit for pneumonia and ended with a stroke. The move to Saint Mary Home nursing home was fairly straightforward but with great emotional pain. The good thing in all of this is Mom doesn't have any anxiety and feels no pain of being permanently in a new space. Her mind with the past experiences were mostly intact as she could not really remember what was going on in the present. Her responses would be short in speech. Most answers were yes and no. Lots of comments were "I love you." and "thank you." 

After two months it was evident that going forward she would not recover and Mom would be a resident. Over the next few months Mom would start her end of life process. The summer months were really noticeable with the weight and memory loss. There would come a time that she would stop eating. It's a very difficult to witness the process. Other than myself she does get visits from the hospice team every other week. 

Home life has changed a great deal as there is a real emptiness. The last 10 years I would have never thought being home alone would be my destiny. Mom was always there and I never even had to lock my doors. The TV and lights were always on when I left and returned. The next chapters begin.

The video below is when Mom first came to the East Coast.  So many great memories.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1848363 2022-09-10T16:46:00Z 2022-09-11T16:50:07Z MWS Franklin 2021

The MWS experience Franklin Tennessee will be a memory with Mom that I'm glad we did. We made some new friends and listened to some great music. 

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1539124 2022-06-28T16:00:00Z 2022-06-28T05:17:08Z Fortunate

Mr. Don Fortune one of the broadcasting greats in KC.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1538171 2022-06-28T16:00:00Z 2022-10-27T15:06:37Z Switcheroo
One of my favorite pieces as I enter the great world of broadcast TV.
Thank you Ted Ishler where ever you may be.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1464312 2021-06-20T23:14:23Z 2022-03-11T08:44:22Z Memorial to my father.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/david-givens-8884136

He was a part of the plumbers union and helped build some of the interiors of many buildings in the area. The union had an old tub that was very interesting to see how times change in the industry. The celebration of life was held at the union offices. One of his many early hobbies was fishing and hunting. I managed to find some old pictures of the big catch. We ate fish off the bone in those days.

He left us with no money and barely a home, but my Dad gave me the best gift possible in life.  I was brought to America at 5 months old and wouldn't trade a life for Vietnam any day. I've been researching a few photos from my past and found a few. There are also a few voice mails that have been rescued from the inter webs.

Let me tell you I was young when my folks split, but my faith in Jesus became strong after the split. Over the years I was able to forgive my father for the things of the past. He didn't treat my Mother well due to alcohol. My mother took care of us with a big heart for God and a must will attitude. There have been many people that have been put into my path and with Jesus I have succeeded. 

I spent the past 6 years building the relationship with my father. Our usual conversations took place on Sunday afternoons on my way home from work. He loved to watch golf on the weekends. We would discuss Omaha restaurants and which ones closed. He got me hooked on Joe Tess Fish Place. He wasn't a generous man, but in his later years he learned to be a good husband.

In May we went to Omaha to lay my father to rest near grandma. I visited some of his favorite places which eventually became mine. There's not much more that I can say other than it was a shock to me and visiting Omaha was very sad. We drove to Lincoln and saw the capitol building for the first time ever and made a complete loop from North Omaha to Papillion to Gretna. The area has grown so much but also stayed the same in other areas. Life was good there and I could go back if need be. Better adventures ahead.

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-joey

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1555172 2020-06-06T11:47:26Z 2020-06-06T11:47:35Z Concert

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1551000 2020-05-28T16:26:26Z 2020-05-28T16:37:12Z Getting Dizzy

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1544745 2020-05-15T13:00:00Z 2020-05-28T16:37:16Z Flight 3
Here's flight test 3.  300 feet!

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1540460 2020-05-06T14:00:00Z 2020-05-14T10:32:06Z Together

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1468864 2020-05-04T10:00:06Z 2020-05-14T10:31:58Z 360 volt
Take a spin in 360. 51 minutes of boring.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1537226 2020-04-29T01:18:12Z 2022-06-27T22:20:54Z Worship around the world!

If you are looking for hope you have stopped by the right place. Check out this video below.  Around 30 minutes in there is a mind blowing Billy Graham video that is worth checking out.

Be blessed and I pray you are safe at home.


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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1536607 2020-04-28T00:56:22Z 2020-05-28T16:37:49Z Drone test flight 2

Here's a second look at a flight test.   More of my neighborhood.


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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1533561 2020-04-20T18:21:07Z 2020-05-28T16:37:51Z Drone test 1

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1487160 2019-12-10T15:43:35Z 2022-03-11T10:53:31Z 2019 Christmas Disney

I've never travelled down to Orlando around the Holidays. We managed to squeeze in so many experiences this time around.  

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1484186 2019-12-01T16:15:30Z 2019-12-10T15:59:51Z On the edge!

Here are 3 photopass videos that were sent fairly quickly to my account.  

Make sure you have your sound up!


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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1468852 2019-10-22T11:32:27Z 2020-05-28T16:39:59Z I-95 part 2

How I survive accidents.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1444300 2019-08-13T15:04:19Z 2020-05-28T16:40:30Z You can't make this stuff up.

I can't say that I'm the best driver in the world but there are a few crazy people out there to love. Enjoy this small piece of my world.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1432046 2019-07-13T16:57:03Z 2019-07-13T16:57:03Z Saturday in July

I'm driving and reflecting and this song pretty much sums up my Saturday drive.

Lord Of All by Halo

Lyrics
Lord of Heaven, Creator of all
You sit in High places and consider it all
Master of the sky and sea 
I'm amazed You even think of me
When I'm feeling down and all alone
I just put my hands together and pray
Well I've come to realize You are Lord of all
and I depend upon You every day 

How can I praise you
How can I repay
All you have done for me
Every knee will bow
Every tongue will confess
Heaven and earth will see
You are...

(Chorus)
Lord of All, there's Power in Your Name
The Heaven's will proclaim...Lord of All
Your Kingdom will stand 
You're the great I am...Lord of All
Every tongue will confess
Every knee will bow...Lord of All
No one can deny
If they'll open up their eyes...Lord of All

Giver of Life, Revealer of Truth
Provider of infinite Grace
Your eye is on the sparrow
Hand is on the Lamb
Your works are seen in every place
No one can deny if they will open their eyes
nothing can escape Your hand
You spoke a single word and all Creation heard
Your mark has been made on this land
You are...

(Chorus)

Hebrews 1:10
Colossians 1:16
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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1431048 2019-07-10T19:51:48Z 2020-05-28T16:41:32Z My Commute in 2 minutes

Here is my commute video



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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1357207 2019-01-13T18:00:02Z 2020-05-28T16:42:03Z 2018 a blast of a year!

Highlight list of 2018:

  • Hawaii
  • Was blessed to have a girl friend
  • Gave away a car
  • Disney in May
  • Mom's health was good as she was treated for bacteria in her stomach
  • Drove to Washington DC and visited the Lincoln Memorial and National Archives
  • Worked the Winter Olympics in February.

The year started with a trip to Hawaii. Who would't want to go to and island paradise? The airplane ride was very long but well worth the wait. We had a blast and will be back in the future. The weather was perfect in Hawaii. We spent our time on the main island and drove the whole island only one day. We visited the Dole Plantation, Pearl Harbor, and downtown. The Aulani Resort was really relaxing and away from the main tourist area. 

God was really good to us this year as we did manage to visit one of our favorite restaurants in New England. The Nordic Lodge is a must visit if you are a seafood lover. I think we managed to visit at least four times this year. I tend to lose track after the first two visits. Mom manages to have a few lobsters each time.

In 2019 we are expecting bigger and better things for the whole family.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1353820 2018-12-15T16:40:35Z 2018-12-15T16:40:35Z EP 5 - The night drive home.

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1307410 2018-07-29T18:57:02Z 2018-10-28T18:54:25Z Sunday Ponder
I want to remember this post for a long long time.
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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1307369 2018-07-29T16:24:00Z 2020-05-28T16:43:23Z My Daily Commute Ep #1

On a normal day I use a DashCam everyday.  You never know what is in store during the trip. Patience is necessary and a lot of people don't seem to have any when it comes to the fast lane. Here is an example of a road bully. 

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/1307189 2018-07-28T20:47:27Z 2018-10-28T19:00:38Z CT Trooper

This video is off a recent dashcam recording. I hope to post a few more of these videos. 

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tag:joetv.tv,2013:Post/610152 2013-10-17T22:52:08Z 2020-05-28T16:44:15Z START - F1 Montreal 2014

I'd like to start by saying thank you.
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