As you might know, I hate any form of a federal government assistance. I also hate any form of state or county assistance programs.
Lol, As a Son of Odin I believe we should offer some aide to the neighbors who live “next door”. The reason I don’t want any government program doing this is, to them, we are all just numbers. I see my next door neighbors everyday and KNOW their needs. Why??!!?? Because I’m a good neighbor.
My wife and I were at the local grocery store not long ago. One of our neighbors was in front of us at the check-out. “Maggie Belle” had lost her husband about 3 years before. When he was alive they both gave a lot of their time (and resources) to their methodist church.
Being an observant neighbor I noticed Maggie Belle wasn’t getting out as much as when Ben was alive here. I didn’t stop in to see her but we would chat whenever I saw her out.
So Maggie Belle was checking out in front of us. My wife noticed that Maggie Belle had to ask the cashier to remove some items. And then some more.
Maggie Belle left the store. I asked the cashier how often that happened on her shift. She said it was a daily occurrence.
I had a feeling … I knew Frigga and Odin were pushing me. I bought a $20 gift card and told the cashier to use it as needed for people like Maggie Belle. Elaine told her not to reveal us as the donors.
We check back every week and buy a new card when the funds run out of the other card.