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Gathering food for the needy

Monday, November 05, 2012

It is a great thing to give to the people that are in need.Please understand that we are Not gathering the food to re-sell!!It is taken to the food pantry and bagged up for peoples tables to feed their family.We have had several snotty,rude,ugly are a few...Let them get a job or tell their lazy butts to go beg on the corner,Im sorry I dont bust my butt to feed other people!Why dont yall give me some of that food,im needy!!There are so many people that are not capable of working.They are sick,out of work,hurt,homeless.We dont judge!We do however think that the mean hurtful comments are undeserved and rude!One lady tried to give us coupons from the paper and when we said we needed non-perishable food items.She threw them at us!!?Called us Uppity and gave us the finger/bird.To spite them folks we collect thousands of pounds of food that may last until close to Christmas.Soldiers,police,Doctors,Dentists
,etc.Come out to help and its back breaking work.We also collect coats for Warm Coats from Warm Hearts!Last year we washed,sewed buttons and holes and repaired zippers to thousands of coats and there was 25 of us doing it.Whatever help you can give,Give it.You will feel so good about yourself!!!xoxoxoxox emoticon SUSAN

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TIZSLIM 11/5/2012 10:15PM

  Some people just don't realise it could so easily be them. I generally 'bless them with love and release them from my life'. It's either that or I'd tell just how dumb, mean spirited and plain selfish they are being. Which wouldn't help anyone really. Anyway, keep up your good work.

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BLEGNER1 11/5/2012 7:44PM

    I try to do things like this al year round. I just tell people God bless you when they get snotty with me and I pray for them!

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LHLADY517 11/5/2012 7:23PM


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My DD Kayla moved out

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Well was pushed would more fitting a word!And before anyone comments on what a horrible person I am.She is 18 and living with her big sister.She was not going to college and was refusing to do anything to help me and my DH.We did make her pay us gas money and she griped about $5 a day.SO,I made her take a cab home one night when i was on my back in pain.$17.50 later she was not only furious at me,she couldnt believe a cab was that costly.I had to cut the umbilical to our connection.She was yelling,telling me off and just being plain disrespectful.Not a bad word was being said to dad and a light bulb moment arrived,it was because he wont tolerate it like i do!!!!The moment arrived when she called me LAZY and SELFISH!I turned ten shades of red and drove her butt to buy storage containers and moving boxes.She was waiting there in line expecting me to pay and I turned my head and ignored her.When we arrived back home,i said "Now get busy packing"She tried wooing good ole mom by apologizing profusely but enough was enough!I started putting her boxes in the car while she bawled and snotted all over.Her sister stood in the doorway laughing at her."She must've had enough huh?Alisha is my oldest and she's tough on her sisters but 3 so far have came through her doors and became better people by having to do for themselves.She dont tolerate SLACKERS!Now,we have the house to ourselves and are LOVING it.My DH has even been happier,less stressed and we have been going on dates.I had basically been so busy driving my dd around back and forth to work he sorta got neglected along the way...not anymore!He cooks and cleans and helps with laundry!!!HAHA,I should have pushed Kayla out months ago emoticon emoticon emoticonSUSAN

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SUECHRIS50 11/5/2012 4:59PM

    Thanks Ya'll there have been many tears but tears dry up!

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BLEGNER1 11/4/2012 6:08PM

    This is called tough love! It is not that you don't love her but it is time to cut the cord and it sounds as though you have. I know that it is not easy, but it needs to be done. Congrats!

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/4/2012 5:49PM

    Good for you! Let's hope her sister will "whip her into shape"!

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MAYBER 11/3/2012 7:53PM

    Don't know if I could do that but am proud of you for standing your ground
Unfortunately Kayla will not appreciate what you have done for her for many more years
Am hoping you will keep the lines of communication open
One day at a time

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SPIRALDOWN 11/3/2012 4:07PM

    You gotta do whats best for u.... And it seems like she wasnt pulling her weight. Glad u have less stress and time to live again....ENJOY!!!!

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Angel the dog

Friday, November 02, 2012

There she sat one chilly October morning looking at me with those puppydog eyes.I looked around and did'nt see anyone.How is it that the Lord picks me to rescue a creature?I was running late for my appointment and threw the little dog a crust from my daughters breakfast sammie.It took what felt like forever to see my doc,get my meds and rush back to the dog.She whined and ran up when I knelt down.I quickly scooped her up and felt bones and fur matted to her skin.She yelped but,knew I was saving her.The fury in me was boiling when I noticed a rope embedded in her neck.I quickly called my friend Percy at the shelter."Bring her here" Percy said.I bundled her in my jacket,put the harness around her and put the heater on her.Some higher power knew to give me all green lights and my old hooptimobile drove like a champ all the way!!I got there and Percy ran out to greet me.Oh no he cried she's so malnourished!Her ribs are poking through.The real shocker was she was pregnant!!We worked with her for weeks.She was like a maltese mix,brown and white and about a year old.
I gave her the name Angel because,the harness had made her fur look like she had folded wings.Well on the up side I was fostering her and contemplating keeping her when my elderly friend Jenny lost her precious dog Sparkie.I brought Angel over for some affection and Jenny fell in love and adopted her.Angel delivered 5 pups and only one survived.We all see puppies and want one but let me tell you they are a commitment.Do not get one unless you are financially capable of food and vet care.They need walking and lots of LOVE and play.I go monthly and volunteer my time,pet food,blankets,walks,toys and clean cages.If it were'nt for people like me,they would not be able to keep their doors open.Anyone non-allergic to animals can help! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon SUSAN
By the way it is a no kill shelter!

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SUECHRIS50 11/3/2012 3:39PM

    Sometimes animals just escape but,Angel had a deep laceration on her neck and had to be shaved bald to get the matts off her.I always try and keep an open mind as to why a dog is running aroung skinny.we try to locate owners as soon as possible but,most are just dumped due to owners moving away.

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BLEGNER1 11/2/2012 8:58PM

    Great story. Both the puppydogs I have here are rescue animals and I have my word in for another one if it becomes available. My brother who has two special needs children got them a puppy and so far the pup has done nothing to scare the children. If it does, they will have to have another home for it. Their daughter was deathly afraid of animals. She seems to be doing fine so far with this puppy.

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FRAN0426 11/2/2012 5:55PM

    I never can figure out why people get animals and then abuse them. Even those who can't afford to keep them could make a few calls as where there is am shelter to bring them---and thanks to your dedication to animals there is people willing to work with them. I'm surprised one of the pups lived with the awful condition Angel was in.

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TWEETYKC00 11/2/2012 5:44AM

    That was a such a good thing you did for dear Angel and your friend, someone put you in that path for a reason. I would love to volunteer, but i can't. I'll be content to help furry friends where I can.

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/2/2012 1:31AM

    You are such an angel too, for all you do in saving these amazing animals lives! Thank you from another animal caring person, you make all the difference! Hugs, Kathy

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LUDGEUBOOHOO 11/2/2012 12:36AM

    Sue I think the dog is calling you the could anyone treat a dog like that. IF they don't want her or him then at least take them to a shelter. Poor little things. Glad they h ave someone like you dedicated to helping them. God bless you. Dotty emoticon

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Have you thanked GOD today?

Friday, October 26, 2012

If I had a nickel for everytime i told myself id put me first tomorrow,Id have a mansion and be very rich!LOL,i am harder on myself than others are.I just think about and do for my elders,my friends that need me and my family.Today,I made time for myself and swam at the pool for therapy on my back.I sat next to a lady complaining about everything from the election to not liking anyone at the pool to her 2 year old car.I turned to her smiled and said yeah but,Have you thanked God today?Have you counted your many blessings?Sometimes we are so busy complaining about what isnt right,that we dont remember what is right!She told me I was sent there to remind her to be more aware of her many blessings. emoticon SUSAN

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ZEMPHY 10/26/2012 2:02AM

    You're so right, Susan. All I have to do is look around this room and I can count the many things I'm thankful for. I've even got a list that when I'm feeling down I look at. Speaking of which I have to add my new cat, Lucinda, to that list. Sometimes we can get bogged down in the bad stuff and we forget about the simple things in life that we do have. Even a roof over one's head, a warm bed to sleep in at night, a home-cooked meal... things we take for granted that so many people in the world who don't have these things would cherish. It pays to stop and smell the roses, to remember the little things in life that we are lucky to have. I hope you posing that question to that lady made her think. Thank you for prompting me to stop for a moment and smile about all the things I am thankful for emoticon

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A day with the oldies

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My volunteer job is so fulfilling.Sad,happy,angry,confused are all feelings i experience on a daily basis.See my job is with people that no longer have homes.They have a place to stay but not a home is the top complaint.They are senior citizens.Some have alzheimers,some have mild dementia,some are just placed there to live out their final years.I walk in the door and see some glum faces that brighten upon seeing me.Susan they all holler!!I have a surprise for everyone,I yelled.They had stunned looks when i pulled out a cd player and popped some oldies in.There was laughter,singing,dancing,flirting,refreshm
ents from the nurses
and just alot of fun and smiles.I then pulled out coloring books and crayons
markers and paints.To say they were giggling and enjoying the day was an
understatement.Joy,a nurse walked over and hugged me tight.Susan,ya know when they are needing you Huh?I laughed and looked over at the slumbering sweethearts and smiled...they cheer me up so much!Oldies and Oldies go together!What a great time!! emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 10/25/2012 2:27PM

    U R their ANGEL! emoticon

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LHLADY517 10/24/2012 11:36PM

    What a great gift you gave them. Keep up the great work you are doing.

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