"A lot of African-American families can't go after work on Friday—too tired," says jakes.
jakes says he believes in the axiom that the act of forgiveness is not really a gift to others as much as it is a gift to oneself.
"I've made a few good friends over the years," says jakes with a laugh on the phone from his Texas home.
jakes is not alone in believing that your family must stay your family no matter how hurtful or dysfunctional they may be.
Rather, she is the stronger one who teaches jakes the ways of the jungle.
One after another the neighbors and friends dropped in, and many of jakes schoolmates gathered around his bed.
He was dead and cold, jakes, and you may as well know it fust as last.
jakes reply to this was to snatch off his straw hat, throw back his head and roar with laughter.
And by accident, of course, Sergeant jakes had just dropped in.
I tell you, jakes an uncommon good man in more ways than one.
colloquial or familiar abbreviation of the masc. proper name Jacob (q.v.). As the typical name of a rustic lout, from 1854. (Jakey still is the typical name for "an Amishman" among the non-Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch country). Slang meaning "excellent, fine" is from 1914, American English, of unknown origin.
Excellent; very satisfactory; hunky-dory: She said the whole college seemed jake to her
: You never can tell on a day like this, things could be goin' jake one minute, then presto, before you know it you're history
[1914+ Underworld; origin unknown]