Help a Family, Friend, Neighbors, and Strangers in Need

Hosted by Zelda Hopkins
Group active since Tue, Feb 21, 2012

This group is about helping others.And others helping us. Where we share our kindness with others. This is a Dog eat Dog world but we all need the help of others. So lets all be here for each other. Just a smile or a kind word can make a differance. Thank you Bob for helping me with this.Let us remember that God is with us every step of the way.

Zelda Hopkins
Feb 1, 2016

Come One Come All, It's Contest Time Again, Join Us For A Good Time

February Recipe Contest.

Please enter your best recipes with the word RED in the title or one of the recipe ingredients, in honor of Valentine's Day and the fact that February is National Heart Health Awareness month.

Also, for extra credit...enter your best recipe for Groundhog.

There will be a prize awarded after the judges check out your recipes at the end of the month.

Post your entries here in this group. Please do not PM them to me as I might miss then, since I'm currently not able to be here daily.

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Renée G.
14 Hours Ago

Angels Hugging Angels

Have you ever found a friend that just touches you deep inside?
You feel a special bond that you simply cannot hide.
You give them a piece of your heart, a view of what you are,
Sometimes they live close to you, sometimes they live too far.

It really doesn't matter, you were friends from the start,
Soon you realize their memory is a piece of your heart.
You feel like they're an angel, placed here just for you,
You are always amazed at the sweet things that they do.

You don't have to see them or talk to them every day,
To know that God has sent them in His own special way.
How else could you explain, this friendship and deep love?
It must be an angel, sent from heaven above.

How can you love someone you've never really seen?
The question you may ask, Is this just a dream?
Soon you realize, your feelings are quite sincere.
Your friendship will continue year after year.

Funny when you talk you both seem to disagree,
I think you're the angel and you think it is me.
When you really look at it, you have to smile and say,
The touching of our souls has taken place again today.

Tonight as I said my prayers, I prayed for my friend,
I could not hardly wait until we talked once again.
For God showed me the answer, it was really quite simple,
A soul never sees a face, it would not recognize a dimple.

The feeling of love one feels for another friend,
The feeling of wanting to be with each other again.
Is the inner joy, that God places there,
The love one feels on top of heaven's stairs.

So if you are lucky and you have found such a friend,
Remember it is God, who lives deep within.
It is God's wishes, to one day look to see,
Angels Hugging Angels, perhaps it's you and me.

Sisters Forever, is a piece of digital artwork by Vickie Alekajbaf – 12/20/2013

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Rose Mary Mogan
Friday at 9:46 AM


Hi Everyone,
I just finished chatting with Zelda, she is in great spirits today. That made me feel great, to hear that she was doing much better. She said she received a nice care package from Phyllis Lively(Yellow Rose of Texas) and was so excited about it.

She said she never knew just how much we cared about her, until this happened. She said I know they said they cared but I didn't really know how MUCH until now. She said I can never repay them back Rose Mary, I said to her Zelda there is no need to even try to repay what we are doing, because we are not doing it with the expectations of being repaid, we are doing it because we genuinely love and care about you & your well being.

So next week We (my husband daughter & I) will be driving through her area, it is 582 miles from here, we are going to Northwest Arkansas and we are planning on stopping to drop her off a care package. I ASKED HER WHAT DID SHE WANT ME TO BRING HER, and you will never in a million years guess what she wants me to bring her. I will tell you it is my beans.html Now I never would have thought of all the recipes that I have posted, that is what she would want, and she also wants Dan to make her some Barbeque Baby Back Ribs, and I am making her a Sugar Free Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Sugar Free Glaze & Sugar Free Topping. She was so excited about our upcoming visit. I AM EXCITED TOO, TO GET TO MEET HER FACE TO FACE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I will keep you posted.

Renée G.
Saturday, July 16 at 12:31 PM

It’s True, What They Say – You Can’t Go Home Again...

The things I’ve learned—the toil—the strife,
Boil down to my hometown – where I began life…

“You can never go home,” I’ve heard said before,
But didn’t believed it ‘til I shut that door.

No matter how far we go, what mountains we climb—
Home remains the compass of our heart, an’ our mind.

We may find riches, or be poor as church mice,
But that farmhouse back home is our measuring device.

One can deny it— climb the social ladder—escape,
But deep down inside, runs an’ old familiar tape.

That tiny spark reminds us of who we really are
Whether driving a tractor, or a big fancy car.

“Memory serves us well,” I continually say,
Since it keeps us grounded each step along the way.

But, as I visit my hometown, it’s nothing like before—
New faces by the number behind unwelcoming doors.

Churches have closed—left unpainted, un-kept.
As I passed by ours, I stopped, and wept.

Our high school—now Social Center, graduate pictures on walls
Reminds me of the days we communed in the halls.

Kids my age moved on when the mill shut down,
When the EPA’s hoot owl halted logging in our town.

Yes, we grew older, gained knowledge, matured,
But never left our roots behind, of that, rest assured.

Now, I visit parents, acquaintances and friends—as once more I tarry
Among headstones in the old cemetery.

Yes, the home I once loved – the folks I remember
Seem long, long ago, burning out like an ember.

But I’ll cherish that old town in my memories again,
For it shaped the core within me, and is where my heart shall remain.

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Jean Fisher
Saturday, July 16 at 11:22 AM

Called Zelda

Zelda seems in good spirits. She seemed to be wearing out, toward the end of our conversation. The nurses or caretakers are taking good care of her. It was nice talking to her.
Zelda said she also fractured her foot and can not stand on it. They put her in a wheelchair for a short period of time and it starts to swell.

Not nice with the freeloaders she has living in her home.

Connie Ottman
Thursday, July 14 at 4:36 PM


Hade a nice discussion with Zelda last night. She's liking the facility. Says it's clean and the food is good. Also, her sister-in-law will be visiting sometime.
News on the rest of the situation is about the same.
Breaking news from Orlando: some dirt bag broke in Pulse, the nightclub where all the horrible killings occurred. Plus, the FBI turned the property back over to the owners today.
I do hope someone demolishes this property and turns it into a park. The owners could reopen somewhere else.
So, what have you been up to? Any exciting dinners, vacations, love interests plans?
Be safe everyone.

Junia Sonier
Wednesday, July 13 at 10:52 PM

I've been MIA

I'm sorry that I have been MIA for a while but I have been busy doing homework, working, being mommy and taking care of my mom. My mother had Lung Cancer but is now a 2 month cancer survivor.
My oldest son has been wanting a cake for some time now so I finally made him one. He likes to challenge me by asking me to bake something I have never baked before. Challenge accepted! He wanted this cake so I made it for him for his UnBirthday. Challenge accomplished! :)
Please check out recipe and pinch me. Thank you!
Junia's Cookies & Cream Cake

Renée G.
Jul 13, 2016

Mel B. posted this update on Mary Morris in the Cheers group - thought I'd put it here, as well.

Julia Ferguson spoke with Mary yesterday and here is her report.

She sounds great, she does stumble over her words a bit, but Shannan said she is much better than when she came home. She said, she was so thankful to be home. She does have to use a walker. Shannan said, the out-patient physical therapy place did an evaluation on her today to see where and what they need to work on with her speech, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Shannan said, they were going to work on getting her off the walker.

She also said that Mary was happy that I had shared this with everyone. I know they are both so thankful for the prayers.