Messages to Heaven now - because September 12, 2006 the State of Texas caused your death
|Comments:||Happy 50th Birthday Farley !!! Wow... time goes by .....right?!
|Comments:||I was surfing the net. Not really paying attention to what I was doing, and then I somehow I got here. It sparked my interest, so I clicked on the links. AND THEN? I met Farley Matchett.... 6 years late....
Such a sad sad situation. I couldn't stop reading. I can still feel the pain of his daughters. I sat here crying my heart out for their loss.
The amount of people who express their loss, tells me that this man is a "Good Man". How could this happen? I am lost for words. Take Care Farley... And know that you don't have to fight no more.... Your daughters sound like strong and courageous women. Love to you and your family Farley.... So so sad...
|Comments:||Judging from the outpouring of love to you on this page, you loved and are loved, your loved one's can take comfort in knowing that our god is not a vengeful god and whatever you did never warrented your harsh judgement, and you were well received, and are wearing your golden wings.RIP|
|Name:||Terry R. Weiss|
|Comments:||For several reasons I'm completely against capital punishment. I am not a Christian, but "Thou shalt not". Not even if it were Adolf Hitler. I haven't heard something about a person's mental well-being. I want to know if any of the participants suffer mentally as a result of aiding in the killing of someone. And don't forget there are sixteen states who can usr the electric chair, a terribly grizzly evolution. Also, the death chamber participants are killing (murdering)a complete stranger. I could sit here a month and never repeat myself.
How come our president isn't getting involved?
|Comments:||Hey dear Farley!
Do you hear them .... they never get enough, as I always said, murdering you was senseless.
The heaven was loud and colorful tonight, a so beautiful firework over the river... a new year can not be welcomed better.
See you, thanks for the love I feel. Happy New Year full of it.
|Comments:||Matchett was a cancer. He had to face his own impending death to realize what he had done was intolerable. There are few acts on this earth that truly cannot be tolerated; Matchett managed to rob two different people of their existence on separate occasions. He condemned himself the moment he executed his first victim. Forgive but do not forget.|
|Comments:||Happy Birthday, Farley
I think there you can choose if your hair gets gray, here we cannot really stop the time. But don't worry you're still in the 40th, smile
Thinking of you, missing you!
|Comments:||Dear friend. I know you are in abetter place with our Lord. I will meet you there. Gus|
|Comments:||My love qoes out to F.M nd the Family... God Bless Yall...|
|Comments:||Hey dearest Farley,
what do you say,... now 2011 is coming? Is time running the same with you?
Enjoy what ever a change of the years mean to you.
Thanks for being in my thoughts, like promissed: Love always.
|Comments:||Hey special man, Farley!
With 3 wonderful girls and as I know you also have an special eye on your grandchildren, you were such a proud grandpa, think Jonaia Charlise should come to school soon or did Kaden already talk about life with you? Hope so! and ...do you have a great time watching us? yes you have I know that smile, we still miss you here much! Until we meet again ...
Close to your day you were taken from this earth is the thought of your friend whom was given another chance to live that day a year later. I think I talk in Joseph's name, saying life was very much better with you.
|Comments:||Well daddy its been four long years since u left. Me n the girls r doing okay. Still hanging in there together. Like u said we r all we have. We have been with one another threw thick n thin. We love u so much n know that we have not forgotten about u. I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has standed beside me n my sisters. U guys have been wonderful over the years. N to Petra thank u for all that u have done for us n our father. My father had only three girls n we were the apple of his eye n u knew that.N Petra u have been so wonderful to us. Thank U. Daddy may u rest ur soul. I love u so very much.|
|Comments:||Farley (Big Brother)~
It's been a long time and yet you cross my mind from time to time. I lost your letters in a fire recently, and I cried at the thought of never reading them again. Being that I was 21, you use to lecture me on forgiving my father and many other personal matters. I want you to know I have forgiven him! Along with your letters I lost Hassans. Please look over Andre - he needs you over at Jester. I miss you and I love you. I am so proud to say I knew you and even prouder to call you my friend. I was thinking of emailing your daughter - WHAT DO YOU THINK? I need your advice now.You and Hassan left me the same year - IT WASN'T FAIR! I will end this but know I love you still. Love always CeeCee
2010 oh yeah, not without your love!!
Happy New Year, filled with 1000 wishes for you and me....
|Comments:||First of all my heart goes out to the family of this young man and secondly GOD not man only can judge us and forgive for any tning that we do against his word,to sum it up, I do not thing that man should have the power to decide when a person is going to die.|
Ich hoffe Du hast nun eiene bessere Welt gefunden
ich bin davon überzeugt, man hat Dich in dieser
Unmenschlichen und abartigen Gefängnis von Deathrow
erlöst, Ich kann leider nur ein bischen Englisch
aber die Sprache ist überall gleich.
Soory i kan not english writen, i m German
Es tut weh das alles zu lesen
In loving Memory Siggi
|Comments:||I'm so sorry|
|Comments:||GOD BLESS YOU ALL THIS IS SOOO WRONG !|
|Comments:||Well daddy its been a while since I have wrote here. But I know you know whats going on. I even know you know we have a black president. Thats so amazing to me. Life is going so great right now. Kaden is almost 4 now. And little Lyric is 1. Shes the baby girl you never got to meet. But all is well. We miss you so very much. I love you daddy.|
|Comments:||feeling your grief and sadness hope that in time you will be
able to bear your loss. we too have an exexcution coming up on
wed 21st jan 2009 praying so hard for a stay yet expecting the worse outcome. pam from the U K
|Comments:||LaMarcus, i hear you buddy. I feel your pain. The problem is the world lost direction. Instead of comforting the victim family they are busy worshipping the killer and sending condolences to his punk daughters. Open your eyes America, Farley was a killer. Killers dont deserve to breath. Eye 4 an eye. I dont care what all yall think, if he was alive and paroled how many of you supporters will let him into your lives, houses or let him take your daughter out for dinner? None. So stop the BS and support victims of crime or just shut the hell up. LaMarcus, You ll always be in my prayers.|
|Comments:||I will love you for ever, my "Twin Soul"...|
|Comments:||my prayer go to the whole family
i have done a lot of research about death penalty because of school and because here in germany you don't hear about it that often so i wanted to know what it is all about.
and i found this guestbook and each time ( up to now it was probably 10 times) i go trough it and read the entries, especially from your lovely daughters, i cry like a baby.
it is sad that a country, where everyone says, they are highly developed ( i do not want to offend anyone ), still has something completely old fashioned like death penalty.
i hope it changes soon so we can all live a peaceful live
and to you Farles Charles Matchett: i wish you all the best. you can live now in peace and always remember someday all of you guys will be together again.
lots of love from germany
|Comments:||MOMENTS IN LIFE
There are moments in life when you miss someone
so much that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real!
Hey, here is such a moment, Farley!
|Comments:||my thoughts and prayers goes out to the family|
|Comments:||Hey Pops! Its been 2 years today and it seems longer than that. Well we will be letting go balloons for you 2 day, with messages written on them. Make sure you read them. I know your smiling over us now. I love you Your YOYO|
Thank you for so much I received this year .... and you know we talk about you, ... Joseph survived and others dicover me cause of you, smile ... Joseph thought you would be in a "heavenly place" instead with us so often, told him about a letter I got; describes a "Dream" from a stranger .... Thanks for the signs well needed and "flowers" Farley!!
But he knows his request: "Farley please pull some strongs up in heaven and help save my life" was answeres by getting him a stay on Sept. 12, 2007 ... a year after you've gone from here.
They killed Carlton, on July 10th, some weeks ago, after they tried last year in September .... the saddness is still so big! It hurts so much, I miss him you know... more now, as he finally found the light.
P.S. Tomorrow a date I'll never forget, see you
and Mr. Badinter visits Houston on 22 and 23 Sept.2008 ... I remember well the fight for your life:
----- Message d'origine ----
De : Robert Badinter
À : Ashaugthon@xxxx.com
Envoyé le : Mercredi, 30 Août 2006, 4h57mn 37s
Objet : Message en faveur de Farley MATCHETT
Dear Mr Haughton,
I've got your address through Mr François Geoffroy who is the President of the French Committee created to help Farley Matchett. Madame MITTERRAND and Brigitte BARDOT are both very concerned by mr Matchett's case.
According to the informations I have, Mr Matchett is due to be executed on September 12th.
I would be extremely grateful to you if you could let me know if the day settled for the execution is final or if there are any chances that you can obtain further delay to file a new brief for obtaining an appeal or a revision of the case, leaving a chance for Mr Farley Matchett to escape to this fatal fate.
The data given to me are not precise enough to exactly consider what would be best ways to help you in this dramatic issue.
All precisions you could send me would be precious for any action that we can try to launch from France.
I do know that Amnesty International Canada is working to help you.
Please let me know if you've already obtained also help from US Civil Liberties associations like HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH.
Waiting for your answer,
Former Justice Minister
|Comments:||It was so hard to deal with your departure and the 19 months that followed were made with ups and downs; every time the postman came we were missing a mail ... now, along the months we have been teached to deal with another presence that is in our hearts of course, but also a spiritual one and we do know you're still alive in another time space ... may your spiritual life be enlightened and may you be blessed.
Love, Vero and the parents
|Comments:||So I have to tell you this.... I meet with Ms Barbara Sloan, she is doing a exhibit in the Texas Prison Museum about capital punishment. I did an interview with her thee other day. I also took pictures. There will be a photo of you and and things about your case in the museum. I wish you could see this. I want you to know that I have not given up on the cause. I almost forgot to tell you that I am going to Austin in March to speak about capital punishment. You probably already know these things because you are watching over me everyday. I love you daddy always and forever.|
this year ends again with thoughts of you, great ones, hope for you all developed as wished and hoped.
Today Myriam was named to special stories in DR Texas, couldnot differently as think of you too, smile.
With all my love, back in 2008
Song lyric in german:
Andrea Berg - Du Hast Mich Tausendmal Betrogen
DU BRAUCHST DAS GEFÜHL FREI ZU SEIN
NIEMAND, SAGST DU, FÄNGT DICH EIN
DOCH ES WAR TOTAL LIEBE PUR
MANCHMAL FRAG ICH MICH
DU HAST MICH TAUSENDMAL BELOGEN
DU HAST MICH TAUSENDMAL VERLETZT
ICH BIN MIT DIR SO HOCH GEFLOGEN
DOCH DER HIMMEL WAR BESETZT
DU WARST DER WIND IN MEINEN FLÜGELN
HAB SO OFT MIT DIR GELACHT
ICH WÜRD' ES WIEDER TUN MIT DIR
SUCHE DEINE HAND
SUCH NACH DIR
MANCHMAL IN DER NACHT FEHLST DU MIR
WER NIMMT MICH WIE DU IN DEN ARM
WEM ERZÄHL ICH DANN MEINEN TRAUM
WO BIST DU WENN ICH VON DIR TRÄUM
WO BIST DU WENN ICH HEIMLICH WEIN'
|Comments:||Hey bighead! Its getting ready to be a new year! You came to me in my dreams last night. I'm glad you did, because I now know that your at peace. I miss you so much. I'll holla at you again
love your YOYO
|Comments:||Daddy, I did not get to tell you Happy Birthday. But know that I am thinking about you. I can not believe that you would have been 45 years old. Wow daddy. I miss you so much. I just sit and think about how many birthdays you missed and could not enjoy.But now you can enjoy your birthdays to the fullest. I love you old man. I send you kisses to the heavens above.|
|Comments:||I never met you, but I read your posts regularly. You are truly missed. No matter the circumstances that brought you to where you were, you were most definitely a great human. I will return here from time to time to give you deserved, well earned honor. Much love and.......
|Comments:||Happy Birthday old man. I miss you so much but you already know that. I often sit in wonder if you grew your hair out would it have been grey. smile.....I love you, and I know your watching over us everyday. I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Comments:||Dear Farley, my special person .... Thanksgiving week your Birthday choose this year. Thanksgiving to you for the tears still running over my face on days like today and the wish you would be here ....
"Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship.
Instead of different words, however, we're stuck with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend. Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend. Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or different words, few could deny the nearly infinite meaning in such a simple word.
Friends are special people. We can't pick our family, and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse and infinite as the adjectives we choose. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life."
|Comments:||Happy Bday Farley!
Hey brother you have 45 old year today, the years pass but you'll are always young, and always in our heart...
I miss you so much
I love you brother
|Comments:||Daddy words can not express how much I miss you. You were my world. I lost my best friend the day you died. You and I could talk about anything. I could tell you things without you getting mad "sometimes" :) I wish you were here. Daddy I need you to hold me up. I feel like I am falling out of this world. I dont feel like I have it in me anymore to be a fighter. I am becoming weaker and weaker day by day. You were the rock that kept me going day in and day out. Without you I have noone in this world to catch me when I fall. Oh daddy, what am I to do? Help me.I would give anything to hear one of your famous long speeches. I just want my daddy back. If you can hear me in the heavens above you and PaPa Charles please send me a sign I miss you so much.
I love you always daddy.
|Comments:||Quand les USA deviendront-ils humains? Quand est ce que leurs représentants commenceront à penser? Nous en sommes loin apparemment.|
|Comments:||There more one year, I lost my young brother.
We shared a word "Stubborndness"!
If he was for me a black and great man full with surprising things, I'm today a white and perhaps great man full with surprising things...Thanks to him!
Every days since this too dark day september 12th 2006, he is in my spirits. I talk and write about him almost every days. U.S.A will finish to take a law to abolish death penalty. Farley and again others like him will pay this by theirs lifes. Our fight has been a step towards this target. I write again today his name in the aim he lives forever in the memory of this world:
Farley Charles MATCHETT
October 19th 2007
His old brother François
Il y a plus d'un an, je perdais mon jeune frère.
Nous partagions un mot: "Tenacité"!
S'il était pour moi, un homme noir grand et plein de ces choses étonnantes, je suis aujourd'hui un homme blanc et peut-être fort et plein de ces choses étonnantes...Merci à lui!
Tous les jours depuis ce si sombre jour, le 21 septembre 2006, il est dans mon esprit. Je parle et j'écris à son propos presque tous les jours. Les U.S.A finiront par faire une loi pour abolir la peine de mort. Farley et d'autres hommes comme lui paieront encore cela de leurs vies. Notre combat a été une marche vers cet objectif.
J'écris encore aujourd'hui son nom afin qu'il vive dans la mémoire de ce monde:
Farley Charles MATCHETT
Le 19 octobre 2007
Son vieux frère François
|Comments:||Where have you been? I went with Carlton through his death until almost the sun rised up the next morning ... he is alive today after four more hours in the death chamber. Hmm, we fought too much about his "behavoir" at that time right?! ... but you said you see who are the friends when the coins are down .... I need your strength.
Come back, Farley .... I need you also in that struggle, - are you stubborn as always been at some points, smile
But I learn from you as I ever did. Love you
|Comments:||i know we have written a few times, but your memory will always be with us!! WE MISS YOU BROTHER!!
ANDY SR. & MARINA & JOANNA & ANDY JR.
|Comments:||I am so sad about what they've done to you, to the persons that love you, your family and friends...
I am said because they wont stop it, and murder in USA goes on and on...
I am said because humman beeings are killed and the "civilised" world doesnt cry out loud...
I am said, because in german newspapers you won't find one word about you and all the others killed through the hand of your own state...
Wherever you are now- support the hope that this will end one day!!!
|Comments:||Ok, ok,.. wow! I was wrong using the words "no patience" Farley ... so your name, won't fell with Joseph Lave's murder, the "a year and a day later" ... a court order stopped his execution today. They argued with Kenneth' case, "Lave's attorneys were asking the US Supreme Court to halt the execution, contending that Lave participated in the holdup but was not the actual killer."
But.. "In an order signed late Wednesday, a state district judge agreed with Watkins' (new DA)request to stop the execution."
Think you already know, smile
|Comments:||Charles, its only been a year, iit seems much longer. I miss you sooooooooooooooo much no one will ever know. No matter what no one say you was like a dad to me. Its so much going on, I wish you was here. Well I'm ending this, but never ever my love for you, thats something the state or no one will ever take away. love your YOYO|
|Comments:||Hey dearest Farley,
how are you doing? Close friends of mine gave me a note earlier today ...smile. Thinking of me and Farley and I got one phrase " A man wrote in a book who lost his wife to cancer, "she was the light of my life". Yes, because of you Farley... this man! and in loving memory - I miss you much! Where are you tonight, I'm here ....
Feel somehow very close to Kenneth Foster because you sent me to his window some cages apart from yours in the visitingroom and you yelled my name to him, smile and I went, gave him smile and went back to you, think it was in 2002, he knows you and the fight, and he won a struggle some days ago. 7 hours before they planned to kill him, Perry saved his own political head with commuting his death sentence to life in prison. A victory for us all, but all a bit late for us, remembering Baezley ... you wrote about your "Nephew", later they forbit to kill the youth.
Can I do something for you Farley, maybe watch a sunset with you .... a long walk on the beach, or do you find time for me tonight? Would you reserve a dance or dance for me tonight, wow... yeah, nobody will know, smile ... I'm still so hurt, so angry of the Major who corrupted our last meeting, wanted to go through the e-mails from Mr.Haugthon, step by step until your last call from the chamber, not this year maybe next year.... they want kill Joseph tomorrow, "One year and one day after Matchett" he said, and I think they do it.
Miss you much, I'm a bit too busy, moving in another City right now, so hope you will find me, Farley, but I already know you will as always. See you later.
|Comments:||Hey, Daddy!!! Today marks the day you left us. I know you are in heaven looking down on us smiling. I miss you so much. The pain seems to not end. I want you here with me so bad. But that would be selfish of me. You are in a better place now daddy. You have no more pain. I want you to know that the fight is still going on. I will never forget my memories of you and I. I will hold on to them forever. One day I plan on sharing them with my children. The love you gave me I dont think I will never feel that again in life. You and I were the best of friends. I dont have anyone I can tell my secrets and problems to. The state of Texas took my best friend away September 12, 2006. Oh, daddy I miss you so much. You are in a better place now. Sleep on daddy. I love you so very much. There is no man in this world that can or ever replace your love. Noone will ever come close to your love. I send you kisses to the heavens above. Until we meet again, I love you daddy:) -Kari|
|Comments:||In memory of this man, I hope death penalty will be stopped in United States|
People do change thats reality. The bible might say an eye for an eye, but the creator will deal with whom needs to be dealt with. Murder is wrong regardless of it being a civilian doing it or the state! Killing someone on death row doesn't give closure it merrily causes more victims of crime.
some need to think about why there r no qualified medical personal allowed to take part in executions. It would be because they take an oath to promise to preserve the right to life not take it away. With that said the criminal in question deserves to spend a lengthy time in jail but to pay with their life? Afterall the Death Penalty was brought in as a deterent. It was a deterent for the criminal but for others although some seem to think it is for the criminal so they wont reoffend. Obviously this hasn't worked because there are more people on death row now than there has ever been let alone the ones that havent been represented fairly!! I can't wait for the day that the death penalty is abolished and America truelly joins other civilised countries once and for all! The death penalty doesn't stop murder, Education does!!!
in the time from May of last year I have lit candles in particular in churches when I went into one, I remember one in New Orleans last August .... I do it today again and add one for a year after ...
....shared with all the sadness and hope I felt last year and yes I hold tight to that love .... but it still didnot bring me through the "hard time" Farley, but it does not feel really bad now to shet some tears for you, smile
|Name:||Diana Smith Matchett|
|Comments:||hey daddy....just stoppin by to drop u a few lines...i miss u soooo much daddy!!!!! life is still hectic...still trying to put things in order or whatnot....other than that...u know i'm not lettin that beat me up too bad..and i'm still smiling....I LOVE U.....o! aunt shirley say jonaia acts like u!!! lol!!! and guess what??? kayden do too...lol...i wonder what they are gonna do when they get together?? lol....me and kari gone have a time with them 2!!! aaaa!!!! i hope lyric is less dramatic than them 2!!!!! later daddy....i love u too!!!!|
|Comments:||Okay, bighead---its me again! I miss you so much. You have been on my mind alot lately. I try not to cry when I think of our last visit, but I just can't help it. I have no one to tell my secerts to now(smile) I told Kari that I wish you would come to me in my dreams or something to answer one question. When the truth is I already know in my heart what the answer is. Man, its hard. I miss you alot, and I love you more than anyone would know. I know that your in a better place.|
|Name:||Jeff aka Da Nezz|
|Comments:||Whats up man, what going onnnnn up there in that big blue sky???? Just wanted to drop you a few lines, I got in contact with one of your daughters via E-Mail. Your a lucky man to have such a caring daughter man, she loves you like a true daughter is suppose to...... I got some sad news man.. My uncle just lost a federal appeal the other day man.... so ... so .. so you might be getting some company soon bruh... mann its hard on me... I ... I just don't know what to say... its really hard to know that your favorite uncle might not be alive within a year or lesser than that... man I'm rambling to much... sorry bro... hope god's treating you right... holla atch'a later farley.... I will C-U-Later down the road man, you can bank on that.|
just want to let you know, I got a message through Carlton, he wondered, and asked me if I know a Joseph ... it was just a line he didnot understand, the man in the cell next to him said: Tell Petra " I received an execution day one year and one day after Matchett", nothing else.
Joseph is in the cell next to him on Death Watch and this note was powerful, I never met him personally but we share the same love for you and he knows this! I sent Joseph a card, saying you were never very patient, (like me) so you are awaiting him and when you both are together you should not forget about me, smile. Sometimes I wish I would know so much about you as he does.
Its so sad we have to meet this way ....
Much love and please give Joseph a hug from me when he arrives .... just for thinking of me and knowing I understand!
|Comments:||Iam lost for words.
God bless the family!
|Comments:||Life's F'd up sometimes Farley, you was and still is one of the top ranked Pen pals I've ever had man and I still got your letters dude. To the fam of Farley, much commended to your strong willed attitudes toward this, am sure he is in fact reading these posts that you guys and girls write on here and he is right THIS is not the end one day we all will be with Farley up there ^^^^ and we will all be rejoiced and happy.|
|Comments:||hey daddy, just stoppin by to drop you a few lines...i miss you very much.sometimes i wish you were still here, but i know that's selfish because if you were here you would not be happy or at peace.what i do wish is that you would talk to me in my dreams...i just want to hear your voice sometimes and see your smile.i miss you so much.jonaia is so grown it's funny.when she asks about you, she says paw-paw is sleep? and i tell her yes paw-paw is sleep.she is too much! and you were right...she is running me up the walls...smile!!! we miss you dearly...i'm glad you are free.i love you too daddy...|
|Comments:||To Farley's daughter. I feel your pain and I must say that God is with you. You are a strong lady and I am sure your daddy is very proud of you. I don't know you and I did not know your daddy, but I can sure feel the love you have for him. That is a great thing. My son is also on Texas Death Row and he too has a little boy, I pray that my beautiful grandson will love his daddy just as much as you loved yours. My son loves that little boy with all of his heart and although he does not see him often, his love grows stronger by the day.
May God bless you and continue to give you the strength to keep going. My deep sympathy for you.
P.S. I love my son with all my heart and I know God is with him and will never leave him.
Blessings to all of you who have supported all the men and women on Texas Death Row as well as their families.
|Comments:||Happy Fathers Day!!! I am still thinking of you. I also wanted to let you know that you have a new granddaughter. She was born June 12, 2007 @ 6:22 pm. Which is kinda strange to me. You left me 9 months prior. I keep thinking that you are the one that has sent me this angel. Kaden is also doing fine. He looks at your picture everyday. We still think of you. I will not forget you. I love you daddy and I know that you are in a better place. You are free now. Remember how you wanted to run through the grass with no shoes on. Now you can do that. I love you.
|Comments:||Hey Dearest Farley,
....the difference done from 1991 I see too, in your mind, your spirit and life ... not so much in heart I think... this "difference" in your life over the years on Death Row from the guy with golden collar grown to a special man using your stubborness to dug your person deeply in many hearts forever and you got wise, more and more ... think we both would never had met in the "free world" but only in this circumstance .... and I am happy knowing you in my life now, so I'm a bit afraid I will look old soon aside you with your "glases".
Love you and always talk to you ... hear you telling me "stop" or "go" ... smile
Use LINK above
The man standing before you was killed by the state of Texas soon after the game ....
Sunday, June 3rd 2007 - 08:29:34 PM
|Comments:||HEY THERE! I KNOW YOUR WATCHING ME AND THE KIDS. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I WISH YOU WAS HERE. SOMETIMES I FIND MYSELF THINKING OF WHAT IT WOULD BE IF YOU WAS HERE. I KNOW YOU WOULD BE SO CLOSE TO ALL OF US. I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES FROM 91 AND THEN I LOOK AT THE ONE FROM 2006, AND I HAVE TO SAY YES YOU WERE GETTING OLD. smile-----yOU USE TO SAY DON'T NOTHING GET OLD BUT CLOTHES. BUT I NOW SEE THE DIFFERENCE. WELL POPS, I LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU, AND I BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.
I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU. I DECIDED TO WRITED YOU A COUPLE OF WORDS. I'M SURE YOU CAN SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE. I HAVE A COUPLE OF MORE WEEKS UNTIL THE BABY WILL BE BORN. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS JOY WITH YOU. BUT I KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING OVER ME. SO YOU SEE ALL THATS HAPPENING. THE DAYS SEEM TO GET BETTER. BUT I TEND TO THINK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD AND I START TO CRY. I KNOW ITS GOING TO BE HARD. BUT I WILL MAKE IT. I THINK I HAVE ALOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IN MY MIND. THATS WHAT MAKES ME MAD AT TIMES. BUT I JUST STOP AND PRAY ABOUT IT. GOD MAKES A AWAY. DONT WORRY I'M FINE. KADEN IS STARTING TO LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE ON MY WALL, AND HE SAYS DADDY. IT HUTRS ME BECAUSE HE WAS SO SMALL WHEN YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM US. SO HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PAPA. HE JUST HEARS ME TALKING TO YOUR PICTURE OR YOUR ASHES. HE WILL NEVER REALLY KNOW HIS GRANDFATHER. BUT THE MEMORIES THAT I HAVE OF YOU I WILL SHARE WITH HIM. I LOVE YOU DADDY AND I WILL KEEP TO POSTED ON THE BABY.
|Comments:||hello my name is linda i am from germany, i am 13 years old!
I think it is wrong to kill people!!!
Everybody have got a chance of a life!
Anybody can make a mistake!
Of what avail is it to be kill people??
best great linda
|Comments:||It is wrong to kill people.Whether you are the state of Texas.Or a indivual.But without a deterent like the death penality.More people will be killing others.Criminals need to realize.There must be a penalty for their actions.The bible states.A eye for a eye.Therefore if someone kills another.They should forfeit their own life.I have no pity for those that they strap to a gurney.They are receiving their just punishment|
|Comments:||IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS, THE EIGHTH AMMENDMENT STATES THAT WE (AMERICANS) CANNOT INFLICT CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT UPON NO MAN. NOW I MYSELF WILL LIVE A HAPPY LIFE KNOWING ONE DAY I WILL BE TAKEN OFF THIS WORLD TO.........WELL WHO KNOWS. THE KEY WORD IN THERE IS ---SOMEDAY--- I WILL NEVER KNOW THE DAY OF MY DEATH , YET IF I WERE TO SOMEHOW FIND OUT THE MEANS OF MY DEMISE IN THE MOST DETAILED OF WAYS DOWN TO THE VERY DAY AND EVEN MINUTE , NOW THAT TO ME WOULD BE CRUEL AND UNUSUAL. IT CAN'T BE LOOOKED IN ANY OTHER SENSE BUT CRUEL AND UNUSUAL. TO TAKE THE PLACE OF WHATEVER HIGHER BEING YOU LOOK UP TO IS SOMETHING THAT A MERE MORTAL MAN SHOULD NEVER HAVE THE RIGHT TO INFRINGE UPON. MAY YOUR GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND WELCOME YOU TO HIS KINGDOM A CLEANSED SOUL FREE OF THE BURDENS YOU HAVE BE SUBJECTED TO IN THIS WORLD.|
You know, there are many, many questions in life. And, sometimes, too few answers.
Sometimes I wonder: If everyone asks the same question, why do we have so many different answers???
What I want to say is: We are against the inhumane nature of capital punishment in America and around the world!
Rest in peace, Farley!
The people who have touched our souls are forever in our minds, and their essence is forever locked within our hearts.
|Comments:||rest in peace farley we will never forget ....
in memory of your humanity straight and behaviour
love to your family...
|Comments:||im from paris im afraid about justice
becoz u are innocent
i never forget your story
your are INOCENT
|Comments:||Rest In Peace, Farley... You're in our hearts!
In case you meet my dad, please tell him I miss him and love him... One day we all gon' be together again!
|Comments:||I just found out you're gone.
Farley.... I'm so sorry
|Comments:||I'm honored beyond measure to sign this Guestbook.|
|Comments:||rob, I cannot find any better in those states handling. Who stops brutality and how?
And people are able to change. I personally remain in struggle for justice from the state of Texas.
*State-administered death is always a greater horror than any other by virtue of the methodical reasoning that precedes it. French philosopher Albert Camus wrote that "capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated, can be compared. "For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date on which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not to be encountered in private life."*
|Comments:||I can imagine people missing this person. Family,relatives, friends. But why was he on death row? Because he didn't do anything? He murdered. And as it is in several states they still have the death penalty. He is a victim of his own actions. He knew what he did was wrong. He knew he had to face the consequences. That's why he is dead now.|
|Comments:||May The Lord have their souls!
From The Netherlands my deepest sympathy for all whom died because of the Law
|Comments:||I just want to give tender hugs to the Farley's children. Your father was a willing man who fighted always against this system. I think he was a good Man. You can be proud.
The battle is way to be over ...
|Comments:||The Death Penalty is a SHAME for the USA !
Farley, I hope you rest in peace.
Friendly thoughts for your Dear ones !
|Comments:||Kein Tier ist so böse wie der Mensch der Mensch ist das schlimmste Monster !Denn kein Mensch darf Gott spielen,kein Mensch darf gleiches mit gleiem vergelten und kein Mensch darf weder Tier noch Mensch töten!Tiere haben wenigstens respekt voreinander !Der der böses oder gutes getan hat wierd sich allein vor Gott rechtfertigen müssen!I
In Love Mary
|Comments:||When I'm laid down in earth
May my wrongs create
no trouble in thy breast
Remember me, remember me,
but Ah, forget my fate!
That I promises you to it my brother...
I miss you so, I dreamed that the sky opened and that you smiled to me, I tightened the hand and you said to me that you could not touch me but that you could see me, one spoke , it was a beautiful dream...
I wait for your visit in an another night
I love you my brother
Eternity is very lucky to have you in the arms...
|Comments:||To kill people for showing that killing people is wrong doesnt make sence.
I feel sorry and it makes me freeze.
|Comments:||hello my frend. I'm so sorry. Rest in peace, far away from the brutality of people. Just barbarians! I will not stop fighting againts those people. I'll allway's lov U. See U my brother. Erwan.|
|Comments:||Hey, I already left 2006 behind ... are you still 7 hours behind, smile. I thought of your Brother you mentioned that night, so I sent him my best wishes for a blessed New Year with much success in his job. His heart is on the very right place ... I think.
So be with us Farley, this last year wasn't that good ... Texas exceeds them all as always, 24 men killed in the chamber and the "texan president" brought it to a chaos as expected in the world.
He forced another fast execution to cover his close relationship with him from before ... feared his deal in the past war could come to light in a fair trail ...
Miss you much and hope you found your place in peace already.
Peace and Love
|Comments:||Hey there bighead! I finally got the courage to visit the site once again. I have been feeling so sad. I miss you like crazy, and please know that no one will ever take your place. I often sit and think about all the good times we had together. And how I use to get mad at my family(smile) and write and tell you all of there business.---the good and the bad. I miss you so much, I don't like to talk are read the bad things some people write, but thats there opinion. I know the truth. And I honestly believe in my heart that you are in a better place. I try to play it off that I'm okay, but on the inside my heart is broken. Not only did the state of Texas take my POPS, they took my best friend. But I know they will have to pay at the end. So I say to you now Thanks for being my dad, thanks for being my friend, and thanks for leaving me with the thoughts that you are at PEACE!!!
Happy 44th B-day, your getting old!!!!
I love you now and forever, you may be gone in body, but I feel you here in spirits
love your oldest daughter, Yolanda
|Comments:||HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I love you so much day. I knowthat you are in a better place. It still hurts to today. You will forever beinmy heart. I love you always.|
|Comments:||I want to have you back, Farley. The state of Texas took your life from us and I have no idea how they can make it good again ....
Your last letter is still laying on my desk from September (thanks good friends, smile) as I would have to write you back, answered I have meanwhile several times, right?!
It is your Birthday today, it is a good day!
My best to you
|Comments:||we must fighting against the death penalty, we must have energy to fight in memory for all persons who leaving us|
|Comments:||Thinking of you. Good bless you|
|Comments:||Rest in peace Farley.|
Just a short note ... as you had recommended me to hire the attorney in Huntsville I did it. I know your main purpose was different meant with ... find out about their bad games ... and let her bring you off the restriction list -"no visits, no mail", which destroyed our now last visit ( we got to now about 10 days before the approved visitation) ... and a good month before they terminated your life here. Wow, it’s still as they turn the knife in my stomach again.
So the attorney is good, and I remember her as you pointed on her in Polunsky's visitation room some years ago. She sent some first papers now .... and the first time I got an idea how Major Nelson got my name and yours on the plan on the July 5th 2006.
Another Inmate from Death Row made a request, had to mention my name in his case and they had their DRC-Meeting on the 5th in Huntsville for reviewing "grievances" from Polunsky Unit. He was denied and that's not wrong, but "Bingo" Warden Massey took my name "home" and checked my name in Polunsky Unit's registration ... Oh she has a planned visit with Matchett, ok we remove her from the list and the DRC put the crème on it, negative mailing list for Matchett and her .... (I can appeal they wrote knowing the next meeting is after the planned visit) That's it! No wrongdoing by you and me was needed ....
I still have to fight the pain, so the attorney will continue and ask for the reason they had, I am curious.... and also why the DRC all rubber-stamps what comes from Polunsky Unit.
So, Baby you said: " Remember ... the Sun always shine after the Storm." Yeah I still feel in the middle of the storm, but I am waiting ….
When I've put all papers together in this cause, I’ll bring it up to “how” are the conditions/ and the leadership in Polunsky with this, too. Our situations fit in the time were they fight the European visitors loudly, now some of your former "fella’s" are protesting the conditions in their possible way. Hunger Strikes, Suicide ….
See you on your Birthday.
Love and Peace
there is nothing more difficult for me to write you now but i believe in God and you will get our message , a day after your execution my husband wrote me these words , i have been near Farley for 12 long years and today i have lost my friend ,i feel really bad , it hurts !!!!!!!!!
even if i only meet you in the visiting room Farley , i send to you our respects and my husband's love .
|Comments:||i was contacted by farleys oldest daughter and i tried to respond to her but couldnt please contact me at my e-mail address email@example.com and leave a way for me to contact you and my boyfriend has been on death row since april of 1998 in florida. i want to help you in your quest to end the death penalty so please let meknow what i can do to help.|
|Comments:||i wish they wouldve gave him life instead i really wish they would do away with the death penalty it solves noting nor do it bring anyone back. my prayers go out to both families. and to his kids please stay strong my boyfriends on floridas death row so yes i know how you feel just stay strong and remember hes still by your side.|
|Comments:||I will never forget you Farley, I'll never forget your story and our letters. I am deeply moved by this outcome, I just couldn't believe it would happen, but it did, and it's just terrible. All I can say is that your death might be yet another step towards abolition. Rest in peace, repose en paix.|
|Comments:||Farley, je te demande pardon au nom des hommes et des femmes qui t'on assassiné. Je n'ai pas eu le bonheur de te connaître et pourtant tu étais et tu resteras dans mon coeur. Alors en ton nom et au nom de tous les autres, je veux continuer à me battre pour qu'un jour ces Etats assassins cessent cette barbarie vengeresse et qu'ils soient jugés pour leurs actes criminels.
Maintenant tu es libre Farley, Repose en Paix.
|Comments:||je suis trop chocquÃ©e par cette injustice qui sommes-nous pour juger et tuer il ne peut pas y avoir deux Dieu, seul Dieu doit juger et agir|
|Comments:||DADDY I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH. I KNOW YOU ARE AT PEACE. BUT IT HURTS SO MUCH. I KEEP THINKING I CAN GO VISIT YOU AT THE UNIT. BUT I CANT. I KNOW IN MY HEART WE WILL MEET AGAIN. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
|Comments:||Aujourd'hui, vous n'êtes plus parmi nous. Mais là où vous êtes parmi les êtres chers que j'ai perdus, votre histoire ma teriblement émue. Aujourd'hui je pleure pour vous et pour ceux que j'ai aimés. Vous n'êtes plus là mais vous resterez dans mon coeur. Je ne vous oublierai jamais.|
|Comments:||R.I.P. Farley, and to his children, i hope u carry strength and resiliance and make your daddy proud of u, he will have broke his heart leaving u.
Yes shame for victims to,but as one man said on day of excecution in Texas, NO BODY WINS, never a truer saying.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!!
|Comments:||What a shame. My message is to the family of both sides.
Farley is gone it didn' bring back anyone who lost their life, there is no closure and there is no justice. What we have is another man murdered another family suffering another mother without her son, another daughter without her daddy another sister without her brother. This circle must be broken. How can murdering the murder be right?
To Farleys daughters, look at the reflection in the mirror see your dad fight for something don' let his murder go in vain. I pray for you all that are lved in this. Understand, no one has ever said what Farley did was right. It doesn't take a lot of brains to know that murder is wrong. How is the state of Texas any better? How can murder be justice served? If Farley dying brought closure and satisfaction to this family then I think they are the family we need to be praying for.
RIP Farley through your crime you have touched many lives.
God Bless his family.
|Comments:|| I lost my young brother.
But his name will keep in my memory and I will talk about him until my last day.
I write again his name here in the aim it lives in the memory of the world
|Comments:||DADDY I WANTED TO SEND YOU MY LOVE IN THE HEAVENS ABOVE. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE OKAY. YOU ARE WITH THE ASHLEY FAMILY ONCE AGAIN. THAT'S WHERE YOU WANTED TO BE. GRANDAMA IDA IS TAKING CARE OF YOU. JUST LIKE SHE DID WHEN YOU WERE A LITTLE BABY. YOU WILL BE OKAY. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH ME. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I'M STILL FIGHTING FOR YOU DADDY. YOU KNOW THAT DADDYS GIRL LOVES YOU. YOU HAVE ALWAYS HAD MY HEART. JUST LIKE I HAVE YOUR HEART. WE WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER. I CAN STILL SEE YOU FACE THE TUESDAY YOU DIED. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY. IT HURTS SO MUCH DADDY. I FIND MYSELF SITTING AROUND AND CRYING. I KNOW TAHT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE. BUT IT STILL HURTS SO MUCH. HOW DO I MOVE ON DADDY? I AM GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING. I WILL BE IN CANADA VERY SOON. SO YOU KEEP WATCHING OVER US. I WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING LIKE YOU WANTED ME TO. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DADDY.|
Executed: September 12 2006
Age at time of offence: 28
Last statement: "To my family and my mother and my three precious daughters, I love you all. And to my brother and sister for standing with me throughout this situation. Stay strong and know that I'm in a better place. I ask for forgiveness. And to the victim's family, find peace and cancellation with my death and move on. Our Lord Jesus Christ, I commend myself to you. I am ready".
source: Guardian Unlimited - Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006
|Comments:||Not easy to find the right words while I am speechless and sad about all kind of killings! Do not kill,that's what you get to know when you are a child, but why then a state is going to kill in the name of law. The death penalty has to be abolished since long. It never can be the right way to show something better to the criminals, to the murderers, to the world. Active Violence produce Violence! Hate destroys!
Love, Peace, Forgiveness, Tolerance and Understanding could give all of us a better world!
Jesus died for his trust, faith and love that he had in us.
Incredible, but still we don't learn from the nightmares.
I haven't known Farley really, but I know some of his friends. Be sure he didn't die for nothing and he always will be around in your hearts and thoughts and be with us in our struggles and efforts to get something better done to the world.
No doubt, by now Farley has found peace, light and love that he deserves as all of us. God's mercy is great and he forgives whatever happens!
People with hate, who can't forgive are really poor. It seems that they can't forgive themselves.
Blessings and Love,
|Comments:||Dear Farley, our friend, our brother, you have now joined the world of the spirits, a world full of love, peace, freedom, and friendship among other spirits who welcomed you when you left this world of terror and madness.
The fighting is going on now to kill this infamy of death penalty and from your skies, and I am pretty sure you will fight with us.
We love you and you stay in our heart as a candle to light our path and our fighting for abolition. This takes time but, year after year, country after country, we win and we will win.
Please take care from your cloud.
|Comments:||To the family of Mr. Farley.
May he rest in peace. I write to you from Denmark and send all my love to all of you, and hope the future - by all means - brings sun and happyness into your life.
Best regards/Love and hugs
|Name:||Gilbert & Jacqueline|
|Comments:||To our dearest Friend Farley,
So, Texas decided to take your life despite your rights were not fully respected in accordance with the US Constitution they speak overall on this Planet as THE EXAMPLE of Democracy. It was on 09/12/06.
It was a real choc for us all who have been writing with you for some years and who have been able to know the man you became along your years in the hell of the DR where every life is denied from the moment the inmate come in.
But to be honest it is not a surprise because once again Texas has choosen revenge and this State teach people to hate despite they tell that they place their lives under God.
I suppose we do not have the same God. Well, ours helps the victims' families to carry on their pain (which we do understand and always take into account) and HE teaches how to provide the sinner to get Mercy and Compassion. That's the only way to find out Peace and to reach our spiritual demanded level to life on the other side of this window when our life ends.
There is NO OTHER CONDITION for us and in the opposite our hate will be our hell and this will forever until we understand Jesus's words that are "LOVE EACH OTHERS LIKE I LOVED YOU" it means UNCONDITIONAL LOVE which means further DO NOT JUDGE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE JUDGED.
Well, the one who kills today even on behalf of Justice or on behalf of God has to take on his shoulders the responsability of becoming a killer and to assume it face to one's consciousness.
Do you know a human on this earth who has to substitute itself to God ? just have a look on the Humanity's Story and think of ... violence circle has to be broken !
Farley did this along the years he had to live in the DR and knew it was the only way for him to reach Peace. He was sincerly sorry for what happened as he was under drug's power. If society want a world without crime it has to create the conditions in which violence is banned. Is it the case ? NO for sure ... many become rich with weapons and drug ... so, many will still die ...
His beautiful letters, his photos will be with us forever. Let's God judge Farley's soul and let's pray for he has found out Peace and his way ... let's keep in our prayers the victims ... it's the only way we can help now, to pray for them as for Farley and God who knows everything will take things in His Hands.
There is no possible (bearing)life without Mercy and hate will only destroy a little bit more those who feel it in their hearts but won't set them free ... even with revenge.
To end, Farley never pretended he was an angel and he always faced up what happened. He did know that nothing would be able to repair what was taken off ...
One day we'll meet again ... until then, we do remain the struggle and won't forget any victim's families for who we pray and feel compassion knowing that some decided to choose the Life and Mercy to be set free and others only go on destroying themselves in a deep and everlasting pain by demanding revenge and having a heart full of hate. We do complain them ... let's hope they'll find enough strength to forgive and so, to contribute to set their souls free ...
Your extended family
|Comments:||In all honesty, I'm not going to support this or anything else. This guy got what he deserved. It wasn't self defense or anything like that... all bull shit. I am a good friend of Uries Anderson's son. I know what happened and so does everybody else. You people think you can get away with this and everything else, calling and writing emails to family of Uries telling them that they should accept Farley's FORGIVENESS, NOT APOLOGY. He killed him and the other two and to not see the truth in the matter, you're pathetic. Open your eyes to the truth. If you do the crime, you damn well know that there is a punishment for that crime, whatever the punishment may be. If you want to help somebody, help the people that lost a loved one because of this man|
|Comments:||Dearest Farley, my Brother,
You are free, now.
I hope that your Brother Bobby (who was also executed by the State of Texas in 2004) is by your side, surrounding you with Love, helping you and guiding you...
When I learned the news, I was sad because a dear Brother has gone away. But, I know that you are STILL ALIVE in a place we all will reach some day...
May you live in GOD's Blessing and Light, eternally !
I know how you feel. My Dad was taken from me when I was 7 years old and it was somebody else's fault. This was 29 years ago and it still hurts very much. But if you go on carrying all that hatred inside of you that obviously tortures you, you will never be happy again and you will never feel peace and love inside of you. You see, people are not either bad or good. If they were, that would be great, because it would be very easy to hate the bad ones and love the good ones. But the world is not like that. Everyone has a bad side and a good side and the reason for all that hatred in our world is that most time we only want to see the bad things in a person. Why not try to focus on the positive part of a person's character in order to support love, understanding, and tolerance? You know, with your words you hurt me deeply, because I love Farley from all of my heart and I always will, so I guess you hate me too. I do understand that you'll never be able to love Farley, but I promise you that you'll feel better when you stop hating him.
you are a wonderful person, my respect to come into here and remind us not to forget your father. We hopefully never will do!
R.I.P. Uries Anderson and dear old Lady Mrs Melonee Josey and it hurts me deeply what was done to you Ms.Ola Mae Williams.
Now you've read about the other side of the table here ... And believe me we never forget the victims of a crime, but the Death Penalty creates new ones.
I would love supporting the victim families how ever I could, but I cannot support people who are seeking death of
a human being. So I chose fighting for Life, supporting men and women on Death Row over their long lasting way until the barbabic punishment often take their life ....
No, I didnot walk in your shoes, and hope never will do but a judicial System neither should do that, it should see the whole table ....
In Memoriam of Farley, this is the man I met ... and learned to love.
So we continue our healing process now, but remaining in the struggle for Justice.
|Comments:||You know I sit here and read these messages that you other human beings have wrote. The rage that I feel and the words that I want to use to express my feelings are but of ignorance,but I have chosen to write as if I have or had not lost my father by the hands of another human being. This man that you all are fighting or fought for committed a brutal crime that is being treated or taken as if he robbed a convience store. Now from what you all have heard and not seen or walked in my shoes to know what exactly happen in this crime. You know before I go on I must ask where was the support for my family and I as we layed a man to rest that had not been called home by GOD but his life was shorten by another human being??? Where were you all then? You say you are against the death penality but why because it is planned ,but where is the justice for a man MURDERED in his own home. A home we define in USA as a safe place, a place where all worry is gone, a place that is full of love and love ones, a place where you build and a place where you create JOYFUL memories. BUT some how this home that my father built that I STILL RESIDE IN TODAY IS FILLED WITH HURT AND UNJUSTICE. UNJUSTICE YOU ASK. The unjustice that you ask for this murderer to REST IN PEACE while you all brutually slain my father over again due to false FACTS and MEDIA DISTRUCTION...Lets not forget my family is not the only family that he destroyed. And you want to call self defense two stabs to the back and a hammer to the head. That is not self to defense. And this man (Farley) uncle was married to my father's sister, making him apart of the family that he cruely took ones life from. On top of the self defense that you so boldly stand behind in considering Farley's accusations of not having a fair trail, Farley was arrested when attempting to cash one of many checks of my father that he killed in self defense as you all put it. I am not going to stoop to you all level and judge another human being. My family is not the ones that sentenced this man to death row. I have forgave him but the memories still penitrates through my mind every waking moment of my life. And for the person that says my family should stop the madness as well as apologize for his actions. One must remeber where the madness first started. Yes people change but after it is to late to take back what sorrow, hurt, pain, disappointment that they have caused. Farley chose his paths in life as we all will do. Farley was given many chances to go down another lane in life but yet and still chose to continue down the SAME path. That weekend in July of 1991 Farley killed a 74 year old woman, badly beat a 91 year old woman, and assulted a young boy. Farley drove the car of the 74 year old woman that he killed to Houston a day before he killed my father. And to set the story straight he was convicted of her murder which he got life for. This woman that he killed Farley did yard work for her. So while you all point fingers and say that "TEXAS KILLED FARLEY". One must remember and I am going to remind you all "FARLEY KILLED URIES ANDERSON SR." A father, brother, uncle, husband, and a friend too many. I was thirteen and my mother not by chose but by force had to try and raise a man, something that most thirteen year old boys father helps them with. I am a firm believer that every human will make mistakes but it is forgiven and a lesson is taught when you as a human being do not continue to make that same mistake over and over again.You know it is not the system that is messed up but the people that the system is formed to protect. You see we as people form a belief by something taught it is not something you are born with so this causes alot of people to become simple minded. Have any of you gone through what my family and I have gone through? Have you walked in my shoes? And if you havent ask yourself where would you stand if the tables were turned?|
Till the end I hoped and prayed for your life being spared despite being quite aware that there is no justice in Texas. When I read the very sad news my eyes were full of tears and heart so empty due to such a big powerless feeling. But I also was awake when the fatal hour came and was praying and it was like I knew the very moment when your soul left this earth to fly away to a Peaceful place made of Love and Mercy where there's no more pain, no more tears, no more suffering and no more Unjustice ... I felt like you told me "now, I'm free and will always be by your side". Well, when tears come and pain is too heavy I ask you for some help and to send me a sign and my pain is going aways as your smile is forever in my heart and it's like your word of encouragment were whispered to my ears. I find out the courage in yours you have shown to the very end. You can be proud of your daughters, your loving Mother and your Granny ... they're all so courageous like they were unttil the end and we all will be by their sides as yours to go on this struggle our ways in order to stop this mess that the DP is.
You and yours are in my heart and prayers and of course, your friends and supporters are too. I would say, your extended family because that's the feeling they all provided me with along these last months.
I send you all my love and affection being sure that where you're now, you can feel them. Please, do not forget to keep an eye on us ! :-)
Sorry for my silence. It took me a few days to write you a note. Even if I was not expecting much for the so-called justice of Texas, so even if I was ready for your lost, it was a pretty big shock when our friend, Dennis Longmire, who was, candle in his hands, in front of the Huntsville Walls, and told me over the phone the terrific words.
Dennis tried his best to not be emotional when he said: "Farley Matchett has been executed by the state of Texas". Dennis witnessed probably more than 300 executions, so he can't be emotional. But I felt all his pain in his voice, despite his efforts to stay strong. He then expressed all his support to me and left me to reach your daughters. People like Dennis Longmire give us hope to keep fighting. He lives a few blocks away from the death of chamber in Hunstville and teach criminal law at the local university. Every single execution he is there, outside the red walls, standing with his candle, despite the wind, the rain and the glances of Hunstville's citizens. I take time to thanks this brave man, so rare in Texas.
"Farley Matchett has been executed by the state of Texas".
I will remember these words forever. Since 10 years that we were friends, 10 years of writting letters, with a few meeting with you during these times, with my two films that I've done about you, I had always tried to erase of my mind what was waiting you. Now I have to deal with it, and it is pretty hard. In the last letter you send me, you asked me to do all my best to help you to see the sun on september 13th. Me neither I did not see it. I do not know how was it in Texas, but here in Montreal, the sky was pretty dark.
For various reasons, I was not very present beside you over the last months. I do not want to regret it. Also, I did not came to be with you that sad day. Over the past weeks, my plans about that changed every days. One day I decided to come, the next one I changed my mind. I think I was affraid to witness it. Five days before september 12th, I finally choose to come. And then I learned that I was not anymore on your visiting list. Again I do not wan't to express regrets for that, but still, I am deeply sad that I was not able to came. Why you did not told me that nobody would witnessing it? I understood that you asked your mother and daughters to not come. But why you did not asked me? I am sure it was harder to be alone.
I talked with your daugther, Shakaria, a few minutes before you entered that white room. She wrote me also today. I am very glad to see that she is willing to keep the fight. She is proud of you and strong to face adversity. She called me her "canadian uncle"!! It is an honour. I will do my best to support your entire family. I thinked a lot also about your grand mom Penny. I was wondering how she can deal with that, in her little house, surounded by cows and fields. I hope her dog is still there to support her... She love you so much.
Hey my friend, keep an eye on us. Penny, your daughters, Annie, your brother, François, Claire, Gina, Petra and all the others (and they are a lot!) will need you. Same for me!
I love you brother, I missed you already.
your friend and brother, Julien.
Montreal, sunday september 17th, 2006, 5:46 PM.
|Comments:||I am afraid of the change, because I built this battle around you ...|
|Comments:||I had hope till the end that in your case Texas would consider another outcome! I am in shock for you could have done so much better here then there. May it be true that you are flying free and your soul is at ease now but your thoughts and spirit will be missed. I did not know you personally but hey - I read your words and felt your power and I have a problem with going on without your strength! There will be a way to go on with yours and all the others will to make a change. All your friends, who were with you in this fight to condemn the Death Penalty and we all will do our best to get this black spot off the American Law-System. May your spirit give us the strength to go on in fighting for what is right. We love and miss you Farley
|Comments:||A toi mon ami Farley,
Je sais que là ou tu es tu as retrouvé la liberté, même si nous nous battions pour que tu retrouves la liberté parmi nous. Tu reste et restera dans le coeur de chacun de nous. Ton combat nous pousse encore plus à continuer le combat pour l'abolition de cette peine.
Au revoir, mais pas adieu car je sais qu'un jour nous nous retrouverons.
|Comments:||God Bless You Farley. Rest In Peace.|
|Comments:||DADDY, I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART. WHEN THEY KILLED YOU, THEY KILLED ME TOO. I AM SO HURT. AND WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS GOIN ON HERE ITS LIKE YOU WILL NEVER REST AT PEACE. I JUST WNAT EVERYONE TO RESPECT WHAT YOU WANTED. YOU TOLD ME WHAT YOU WANTED AND I INTEND ON DOING WHAT YOU ASK OF ME. YOU BE NICE UP THERE. DONT GO UP THERE TELLING PEOPLE WHAT TO DO. I WILL BE HERE FIGHTING FOR YOU TILL THE END. YOU LAST WORDS TO ME WERE TO KEEP ON FIGHTING. AND I WILL. THERE ARE SOME DAYS WHEN I FEEL LIKE I CANT GO ON ANYMORE. THEN I THINK ABOUT HOW STRONG YOU WERE. YOU NEVER LET THEM GET YOU DOWN. I WILL DO THE SAME. I JUST KEEP THINKING ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD. YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND. WE DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER. DADDY, WHO'S GOING TO BE MY BEST FRIEND NOW? HOW AM I GOING TO EXPLAIN TO KADEN WHAT HAPPENED? ITS SO HARD WITHOUT YOU. I MISS YOU DADDY. I WANT YOU TO COME BACK SO WE CAN GO RIDING AND FISHING. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELP MY FATHER. THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE. NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE DONE WHAT YOU GUYS DID. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. KEEP MY DAD IN YOUR HEARTS. REMEMBER HIS SMILE AND HIS WORDS. HES IN A BETTER PLACE NOW. DADDY I LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL.
Nous avons cru jusqu'au bout à ta clémence, nous étions plusieurs à y penser très très fort, tu le savais. Maintenant tu as retrouvé Charles ton père et bien d'autres qui t'apportent l'amour et la liberté qui te manquait tant. Bonne route à toi Farley et comme l'on déjà écrit certains de tes amis, nous nous retrouverons et nous continuerons à nous battre contre cette infamie qu'est la peine de mort.
Comme tu l'écrivais si bien : all my friendship forever.
|Comments:||You are free of the walls and are now with your Father. It's so hard for us, the ones left behind, to wrap our minds around this idea that our friends & family are no longer with us, but we're also glad too, for you...because you are happy now, flying free...
Peace be with your soul,
|Comments:||le 13/09/06, Farley s'en est allé, sans doute seul physiquement, mais quand il a fermé les yeux, il a du penser à sa famille et tous ses amis américains et surtout étrangers qu'il avait depuis plusieurs années! Certes, notre soutien n'aura en rien permit de le faire échapper à la peine de mort, ni même de lui permettre d'avoir un dernier recours! Mais sans doute, certainement même , il l'aura aidé à tenir le coup mentalement et physiquement pendant ces 15 longues années de captivité dans une prison qui ne respecte même pas les droits élémentaires de l'être humain!
Je ne sais quoi penser après les révélations d'un soit disant journal Américain sur un autre passé criminel de farley dont j'ignorais tout (si ce passé est bien réel). Ce que je sais, c'est que Farley n'est plus là, sans doute finalement soulagé de ne plus avoir à lutter. Je suis persuadé d'une chose, que ce ne seront pas les différents comités de soutien étrangers qui feront cesser ce système arbitraire, cruel et souvent injuste! Mais l'opinion Américaine qui lentement mais surement prendra conscience qu'elle fait fausse route!
Tous les amis de Farley se retrouvent ici pour un dernier Adieu. Mais ses écrits, pensées et nos souvenirs resteront...
|Comments:||Farley we will miss you, I remember giving you my grandmother phone number so you could call my sister, and I dont regret it, I have to beautiful nieces and they will carry your legacy on "fight to the end forever."
with you and your family for ever - never forget
peace and love for you
|Comments:||dear petra,my heart goes out to you friends are very hard to find,but when you find that friend you give your heart and soul to that friendship,dont give up the fight,carry on for your friend,he would not want it,regards mandy|
|Comments:||I'll miss you Farley, your love and concern for others, your courage, your faith for a better world.
Your daughters and grandchildren can be proud of you. So am I.
Sleep in peace, and be sure that you will forever be a part of my life.
|Comments:||God Bless You Farley.|
|Comments:||you're gone now,
but I've just always wondered How you could have gotten youself into this, you lived right beside me, and I never saw you this way! of course the (deceased) man in houston was my daddys nephew that used to oversee him (william Johnson) after this happened my dad was so lost and worried, not long after this happened, he died. He was very lost.
If I could say anything to you, it would be "MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL"
Tu as quitté l'enfer pour le paradis blanc
Libéré de tes fers
Tu es libre à présent
Tu me manques mon frère
Mais je souris en pensant
Que dans plusieurs hivers
Ou bien quelques printemps
Nous nous reverrons mon frère
Là où tu m'attends...
Farly, you are in my heart always, and your little niece Léana will never forget you, she know you near the angels and she sends you the most beautiful smile...
Rest in peace my beloved brother...
|Comments:||I am so sorry to hear that Farley Matchett is executed yesterday. I know it`s a big lost for a lot of people who care and love him. My thought are going esspecially to his daughters, I will pray for your strenght. It`s so unfair and so hard that the goverment murder people and they don`t even regret.But the time will come, also for them that they will regret and can`t turn it back. I hope that Farley find his rest in peace after all he`s been trough.|
|Comments:||They KILL him!
He made his last call, we talked, better said I've heard Farley say he is ok, and he heard my voice and cry ....
Have a safe way cross the times until we meet again.
Love and Peace with you Dearest Farley
|Comments:||If somehow something could transport my thought over the ocean, all the way to you there in Texas... I want you to know you'll leave an empty space in my heart. I've loved you as a dear friend, and never ever will you leave my mind. May your life save many to come. You are a wonderful man Farley. You've taugh me good things. Many good things, as you were a truly good man.
Love forever after!
|Comments:|| Dearest Farley,
we have no STAY .... my time here its short after 6 pm, so we might have only 7 hours together on this earth. You know we tried and try to get the miracle from all over .... I've danced for you, I could have had it done better sometimes, but .... smile
Just a thought and as promised I fill the rooms and dance with you that night.
if God decides to let you live longer in this world you might get my message .. I wish I had the curiosity to click on this link sooner ..
These cold blooded murderers want to kill you now. They are so damn sure they do right, they believe they are the hand of God .. exactly like the terrorists who murdered almost 3,000 persons in NY, 5 years ago. Some tribute ! Is hypocrit barbarity better than blind hate ?
You've been struggling against injustice, suffering for 15 years. You've been betrayed by crummy, crook lawyers .. it's time you get relieved now. May God help you get away from all this insanity .. and stand close to the ones who love you.
|Comments:||I hope i could help save this man
|Name:||Eileen G. Semlali|
|Comments:||I pray Our Father in Heaven, with all power and might in Jesus Holy name that you will see the movement of Father's Right hand come against your adversary, the Death Penalty... and you are brought safey to a new trial and found innocent, and released with all charges droped. Farley, I now cover you in the blood of Jesus poured out for us all that we might believe that God is able to do all that we think or ask, in Jesus name, covered in His blood. You stay at peace, and allow Father to do the rest... Enter in to His Rest Now! In Jesus Sweet Name. And remember, what things so ever we agree on earth, shall be done in Heaven as well. I am in agreement with you now, for we are strong in number, to the pulling down of strong holds. In His Holy Name I do pray all this for you. Amen, and Amen.|
|Comments:||Death Penalty is a barbarian penalty. Even countries, which are said "less developped" are abolishing it. USA always thinks it the best developed country, so, it can start giving evidence of this, by abolishing death penalty. It would be a start, after that, there still would be a lot to do ....
The Board of Pardons and Paroles doesn't want to give clemency but it's the fault of Haughton who file the clemency petition too late. How can administration be stronger than a human life. I wonder what would have happened if Bush' daughters had done something like this and if their lawyer had filed the clemency petition too late. It would clearly have been the fault of the lawyer.
Farley, I am with you and hope this silliness will stop and that you'll be free
take my thanks for your "decision" and my deep understanding for your loss .... Farley's Mom will hopefully bring him your message, time is short now maybe. She will be there too for her son and please allow that we do all that your uncle and family traveling to the Wall Unit for less and a return home and Farley will be still alive! We often have to await the news until the day they already gave a man his last meal. Horrible and hopefully Farley has not go through this, the tears of his daughters, and many very close friends.
Maybe Farley can forgive you, he is for sure very sorry, we don't want and I for my person perhaps can say this: Forgive them because they don't know what they are doing. Because kill a man for had killed a person is nothing else than revenge, hate and bringing no peace in the circle of violence.
Its the same pain now as you described, we feel, we want see the smile when Farley is ok in his cell no bigger than your bathroom. A death sentence for a loved one. Farley C. Matchett is a friend of us, a father and a son, a grandson (Mrs Penny has a hard time, too.) So please know my respect for your person and all your family members, but please stop that madness.
|Comments:|| My thoughts and prayers will always be with you Farley, no matter what the outcome may be in God's design.
One thing is for certain, God is merciful and all forgiving.
I have no worries God has both you and Uris in the palm of His hand. God is in control, not the state of TX.
Keep your faith strong, and your heart always centered on Christ--there are no worries, and there is no fear, give everythign to God, and be at peace.
Again, thank you for being such a good friend to Donald when he needed your help, he will always be by your side.
Forever in Christ and God's Will,
I am the eldest grandson of Uries S. Anderson Sr. I was only nine at the time of his death so I can remember alot. I really hate the fact that YOU took my grandfather from me and my family when you killed him on July 12,1991. I still miss his smiling face and all of the trips we made to Huntsville in the gold Ford truck. But to say that you will be getting wat you deserve on next week is wrong because the bible teaches forgiveness and so did my grandfather. So with that being said Farley I forgive you for your wrong doing I wont be at there on next week but my uncle jr and mark will so maybe you could also ask for forgiveness from them. Thanks for reading this and I hope you will do as I asked on nxt week because you know forgiveness is one of the many ways of getting into heaven.
|Comments:||after years of helping Marie Lestienne with the translations of your correspondence, I have followed the whole story, contacted Mr Haughton by mail and I still hope he will be able to save your life. I will write to you after the 12th of september
I looked through your website that you mentioned and got a look at your artwork..it's absolutely amazing..beautiful!
I think I mentioned in my last letter that I love the arts, so it's wonderful to see such talent.
I'll keep fighting and sending out letters and requests to anyone I can and of course I keep praying for you.
God bless you and everyone out there who is helping fight for your life.
Aleshia "M. K." :-)
British Columbia, Canada
|Comments:||I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO IS IN THE FIGHT FOR MY FATHERS LIFE. MY DAD IS MY BEST FRIEND. WE GO WAY BACK. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIMES WHEN HE WOULD COME AND PICK ME UP IN HIS BIG TRUCK. HE WOULD ALWAYS TURN TO ME AND SAY,"THAT'S DADDYS BABY GIRL". MY DADDY IS VERY SPECIAL TOO ME. JUST LIKE I AM TO HIM. I WAS BORN TO HIM AND MY MOTHER AT THE RIGHT TIME. HE ALWAYS WOULD TELL ME THAT I'M JUST LIKE HIM IN A WAY. HE TELLS ME ABOUT THE FIRST TIME HE HELD ME AND LOOKED INTO MY EYES. HE KNEW THAT WE WOULD BE TOGETHER FOREVER. HE KNEW THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE AROUND FOR EVERY SPECIAL THING THAT WOULD HAPPEN IN MY LIFE. NOONE KNOWS MORE ABOUT MY FATHER OR WHAT TYPE OF FATHER HE WAS AND IS. THAN I DO. WE HAVE HAD SOME SPECIAL TIMES. WHEN HE LOOKS AT MY SON. HE GLOWS. HE TELLS EVERYONE AROUND HIM. "THATS MY BOY". HE ALWAYS WANTED A LITTLE BOY. NOW DADDY YOU HAVE ONE. ONE THAT CARES YOUR NAME. I LOVE MY DADDY. I'M HIS FIRST BORN. I WOULD GIVE HIM MY LIFE. BECAUSE I KNOW THAT HE WOULD DO THE SAME FOR ME. I'M GOING TO FIGHT UNTIL THE END. AND THEN I'M GOING TTO KEEP FIGHTING. BECAUSE I'M A MATCHETT AND ITS IN OUR BLOOD TO BE FIGHTS AND TO BE STRONG. I LOVE YOU DADDY.
|Comments:||Please Sign the Petition:
Save the life of Farley Matchett
Please choose one of the petitions to sign. Thank you
To: Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
A plea for life and for a fair trial