YES my friends, while immersed in the merciful respite that blogging offers me. In my friendly interactions with all of you that I so enjoy. In utilizing these glorious tools at my avail that keep my creative juices flowing, my hands busy, and mind from going numb. All for which I am TRULY GRATEFUL for, I forget ( at least temporarily) the gravity of our situation and that the primary purpose of this blog is to try to raise funds to help us in our situation.
Even the deluge of sad news coming out of Oklahoma is a distraction somehow, except in a different way ofcourse. But at least, it puts things in perspective, takes me out of myself and my own neediness, to remember that I have a compassionate side, too. Afterall, my home is not torn to shreads, I have not lost family, friends or beloved pets in such a tragically sudden event. I can’t even imagine the HELL those people went through, are still going through.
My losses are thankfully more material although relationships have been strained, over time, but still a slow and agonizing process! And we are just two people, in a sea of neediness. Does that make us any less worthy of assistance?
YES there are still those moments when I feel a CASUALTY somehow. Banished to the bottom of of humanity’s list of priorities. Just out of sight of those who might be willing or able to help me IF NOT for this more URGENT call from Oklahoma.
Just as it feels when seeking out public assistance, or help from local agencies.
GOD FORGIVE ME for these selfish thoughts!
BUT it’s like this ….
DO YOU HAVE SMALL CHILDREN, LIVING IN THE HOME? NO.
ARE YOU A SENIOR CITIZEN? NO.
ARE YOU RECEIVING DISABILITY PAYMENTS? NO
IF I WERE, I’D BE ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS and WOULDN’T BE HERE.
DO YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH LIMITATIONS THAT KEEP YOU FROM STANDING ON YOUR FEET ALL DAY WITH A PICK AX IN YOUR HAND ?
WELL I WOULDN’T KNOW BECAUSE I CAN’T AFFORD TO SEE A PHYSICIAN.
ARE YOU ONLINE? YES, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR ANYTHING.
BUT, IF YOU ARE COMPUTER LITERATE, certainly YOU ARE SMART enough to FIND WORK AND WHY ARE YOU HERE IF YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS? INTERNET, is NOT a NECCESITY!
DO YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF INCOME?
YES, WE OWN A THRIFTSTORE BUT ARE PRESENTLY OPERATING AT A LOSS.
ARE YOU SUFFERING from MENTAL ILLNESS?
NO! BUT I’M BORDERLINE !
ARE YOU ADDICTED TO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL? NO!
ARE YOU RECEIVING FOOD ASSISTANCE? NO!
ARE YOU HOMELESS? NO , NOT YET!
DID YOUR HOUSE JUST GET RIPPED IN HALF? NO!
IM SORRY MRS DE—, BUT BASED ON YOUR ANSWERS YOU DON’T QUALIFY FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES AT THIS TIME, BUT FEEL FREE TO REAPPLY ONCE YOU ARE HOMELESS, BECOME CRAZY, OR ARE DIAGNOSED WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS!
I hope you enjoyed my little dose of creative NON- FICTION. 😉 Even I might laugh if it wasn’t so TRUE!
Yes Folks, these are the FACTS, and this is a FUNDRAISER to help us recover from financial ruin.
If you are moved in any way to offer any kind of assistance to us, it would be greatly appreciated! I also encourage you to visit OUR PAGES( across the top of this blog) for details about us and about this fundrasier . If you have further questions, feel free to email us. I will gladly provide you with any pertinent information, per your emailed request. And if you are in a position to donate, please visit our donation page for several options.
IF you can’t do NOTHING more, PLEASE REMEMBER TO LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE our story.
Thanks to ALL and FOR ANYTHING YOU CAN DO!