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.

Straws Kitchen
4 Hours Ago

Rose Mary's full OBIT...w/photo

Through infinite and divine wisdom, God called our beloved Rose Mary (Dean) Hogan Mogan from labor to reward on Wednesday December 4, 2019. Dean entered this life on August 21, 1948 in Chicago, IL. She was the first of two children born to the late Albert Hogan and Barbara (Hogan) Goldmon. After relocating to Pine Bluff Arkansas with her mother and brother Leo, she and her eleven siblings were raised in Pine Bluff Arkansas by the late Curtis Goldmon Sr. and Barbara S. Goldmon. She accepted Christ at an early age at Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She received her early education in Lincoln County and her middle-grade education and Merrill Jr. High. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1966 and attended AM&N College for two and a half years, before moving to New York, NY and then to Chicago, IL. In Chicago, she worked 36 years at Jewel Food Stores, retiring in 2004 for medical reasons. She worked her way up to delicatessen manager after only 10 months on the job.Rose Mary was united in holy matrimony to Daniel Patrick Mogan on April 29, 2005. Dan was a devoted husband and companion to Dean until God called her home. Dean was known for her dedication to family and friends. Her younger siblings speak fondly of her personal sacrifices. She would send them new clothes for Easter, the start of each new school year, their birthdays and coats for the winter. Only Dean knows the true depth of these sacrifices; however, all who knew her speak of her unselfish acts of generosity and love. She was renowned for her love of cooking, developing new recipes and for serving her loved ones. Believing that you taste first with your eyes, her goal was to make food not only taste good but look good too. In her later years, she took up writing. Her love for writing was demonstrated in long facebook posts/stories, articles and letters. She also authored a massive cookbook titled “Sharing our Favorite Recipes”. The book was dedicated to the memory of her mother, Barbara S. Goldmon who she credited with being her first cooking instructor.

Dean was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis H. Goldmon, Sr., and Barbara S. Goldmon, her sister Raye Evelyn Williams and brother Leo Hogan. She leaves to cherish and share memories of her love, her husband, Dan Mogan; daughter Briana Anderson; stepdaughter Michelle Lightford; 7 brothers, Curtis Goldmon Jr. (Vivian), William Henry Goldmon (Carolyn), Alfonso Washington Goldmon (Jackie), Delma Goldmon (Sandra), Anderson Goldmon (Renee), Moses Goldmon (Suzzette), and Dewayne Goldmon (Debra); 2 sisters Bettye Wilborne-Lee, and Reba McIntosh (Michael); 1 brother in law, Robert Williams; 27 nieces and nephews; 1 uncle (Nathaniel Ford); 1 aunt (Rosa Ford); her long time “Chicago friend” Alberta Parks and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be 10:00am on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Moses Goldmon officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour/ Visitation will be from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff

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Anit bent
Yesterday at 6:37 PM

prayer request

Please pray for my daughter's friend Kristy. she has pressure on her brain that is causing her heart to fail. she has been giving 60 days.

Thank you

Renée G.
Sunday at 4:35 PM


It is with fervent sympathy that Paradise Funeral Home Staff (Pine Bluff, AR) respectfully request prayers for the Mogan Family in the passing of their dear loved one, Rose Mary "Dean" Mogan 71, of Chicago,Illinois.

Homegoing Celebration accommodations will be announced at a later date. Please give comfort in knowing Earth Has no sorrow that God can not heal.

Renée G.
Thursday, December 5 at 10:04 AM

Rose Mary Mogan

With heavy hearted sadness, I tell you that Rose Mary passed away, yesterday. She had been in poor health for some time and in the hospital for the last several weeks as her condition slowly deteriorated.
Please pray for her husband Dan and her Daughter Briana to find peace and comfort at this time.

Rose Mary was a dear friend to Zelda and she and Dan visited her a number of times while Zee was in the nursing home in Missouri. They called each other "Sister," and shared all their secrets.

Rose Mary Mogan
Well Seasoned
Member since Sep 2011
Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)

Rose Mary's Bio
I am the eldest of 11 children. Born in Illinois, grew up in Arkansas. I was taught by Mama, making everything from scratch. My mom utilized leftovers, & anything from the garden or given to us by neighbors

I learned to do the same, have always had an interest in cooking & food preparation. I majored in Institutional Dietetics when I was in college, but dropped out to work & help my Mom & Dad with my younger siblings.

I worked in Retail Food Industry 36 years, before becoming disabled. I wrote a SELF PUBLISHED cookbook of 795 recipes. My hubby, Dan, & daughter, Briana, are my inspiration for my recipes

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Linda Smith
Dec 3, 2019

Good morning

Alot of you know my Hubby had dementia and I was his caregiver it was alot of work. I didn't always have time to do the things I wanted. I definitely could not put up my beautiful Christmas tree. So I went and found a small one and stored my big one. Some years I didn't even put up that one. Then he went to a nursing home and due to stress I ended up in the hospital and surgery then there was recovery and then my Mother passed away and then my Sweet Mollie. All this happened in a 5 year period. Well this year I have finally healed So I told Sandy I wanted to get the big tree out of storage. So this Saturday was the big day. Here is the result
I think it turned out great

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Sharon Colyer
Oct 16, 2019


She was passing out at times & unresponsive. She didn't have much of a heartbeat, so her heart was failing. They put her in a medically induced coma & put a pacemaker in. The last time I talked to my sister, she had woken up. So, hopefully, the pacemaker will do its job. Sister will stay overnight with her. Thank you for prayers.

Renée G.
Oct 11, 2019

The Cookbook of Our Lives

Through out our lives we have many people who will come and go. Some are mere acquaintances while others we get to know on a more personal level. Some are family, some are friends. We even meet strangers along the way that visit for such a short time we don't even remember their name. The one thing that we have all managed to do with the travelers that have managed to come calling for a few minutes or with those that stay a life time, is to break bread. We have broken bread at home, at the office, at a party, at a restaurant, on vacation, at the beach, in the park, on a boat and even in an airplane. Just sitting at a counter at a restaurant can lead to an hour long conversation with a stranger. These days we make relationships on the computer, whether it is a dating site, a gaming site, Facebook or Pinterest. Although we may never literally break bread with the people we meet on line, like the rest of our acquaintances, we are able to exchange thoughts and ideas and oh yes, RECIPES!

We gather all kinds of RECIPES throughout our lives. When we are small we gather RECIPES that are a little different but RECIPES just the same. We learn RECIPES for building friendships, RECIPES for fitting into the family dynamics. We learned RECIPES that have helped us to meet all of our needs. As we grow the RECIPES change. We figure out what we like, what we don't like, what we need, what we want and what we have. We are all constantly adjusting those RECIPES and sharing the things we think work and sometimes the things that didn't work. In fact life is full of RECIPES, some are concoctions of your own. While others you have picked up along the way from your family, coworkers, strangers, and friends.

I have never quite understood the copyrights and claims laid to some RECIPES. I can understand if you are bottling something up, selling and/or marketing it, that you use the same RECIPE each time and often keep it under lock and key. What I don't understand is how or why people get upset when they post a RECIPE on the Internet and then they find a similar RECIPE on another site with the same ingredients and a different name. Let's take a RECIPE for Macaroni and Cheese for example. My mom made mac and cheese, everyone in the family loves it so our family calls it Mom's Mac and Cheese RECIPE. Your mom makes Mac and Cheese and your family loves it so you claim the RECIPE is Momma's Mac and Cheese. Who is right? I mean really sometimes things get down right silly. If you don't want people using, re posting or changing your RECIPE. Then don't post it.

I do not lay claim to the RECIPES I share on here. I try to give credit where credit is due. However, if great Aunt Addie copied a RECIPE from the old Crisco can and then passed it down as her favorite RECIPE, it has now become Aunt Addie's RECIPE in my RECIPE box. I simply enjoy cooking and experimenting with RECIPES and then sharing what I think is the best version with my family, friends, and those of you who have wandered onto my website. Some of the RECIPES posted will be from books, magazines, the newspaper, blogs, or they could be ones passed down by family, friends, or strangers that I have managed to collect throughout my life.

The RECIPES posted represent all types of cooking: Traditional, Gourmet, Continental and Every-day. These RECIPES may not have been laboratory tested and are not necessarily original, but their mark has been established by family members, friends, and the most critical group of all……..husbands.
Like the RECIPES of life, take what you want, do with it what you will and share both the success and the failures with those that enter into your personal domain.

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Beverley Williams
Sep 19, 2019

Prayer request

Please pray for my husband. He is fighting alcoholism and has had some set backs lately. We have been under attck from the enemy trying to discourage us and make Mike feel like a failure. Also pray for me and our family so we know how to help him. Thank you