Imagine you are in a city with no family... then imagine the worst happens and you find yourself in a very bad situation.... It’s happened to me. I was living in a city, hundreds of miles from my family, and my husband threw me out of our home and onto the streets. I was embarrassed, humiliated, shamed — you name it, I was experiencing it. I could have turned to my family for help, but I didn’t feel I deserved it. For I was the prodigal daughter and had made a bad choice and it was my choice that took me there. I wanted to die, and probably would have, had it not been for the "kindness of strangers".

People, who didn’t really know me, took me in, helped me find a job, and helped me find my self-esteem. I wasn’t asking for help, though... it just found me. Now, I am going to ask for help. I’m not asking for me; I’m asking for a friend. This person is someone who used to be a regular on this forum, and is the type of person who would give you the shirt off her back. She is a good person who has hit upon a hard time.

I’m not asking for anyone to send money. What I’m looking for is simply any household item that you aren’t using at this time: Towels, pillows, bed linens, furnishings, dishes, cookware, toaster, silverware.... or if you are feeling generous, a pound of sugar, a pound of flour, or any other staples.

This person is in need of our help. I know there are others out there who are in need, too. And if I knew that person – knew who they were, I’d be asking for help on their behalf as well. This is my way of paying back those strangers who once helped me.

If you are willing and able to help, please contact me (Linda) at 361-894-6749 or my partner in crime (Donna) at 361-572-9274. Or you can contact us thru this blog.

May God Bless you all.