Na Na pinches her pennies

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Growing old is hell

Today, memorial day, I remember my sons who have passed.  I remember relatives too but its my grandmother that dominates my thoughts today.   Grandma Mama. My mother was mentally ill and … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 23 Comments

That god called money

My mother was a mental patient all her life starting from age 16.  She was in and out of state run facilities many times when I was young.  That’s why … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 21 Comments


This will be the last post about my Mom.  Her mental problems are over and she is at last in peace.  Please see the details with the link below. MARY … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 21 Comments

Mother is better

I visited my mother today and she is much better.  She was bright and alert and able to eat regular food.  Even with no teeth. I had gone to the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 10 Comments

A decision to make

The last time I visited my mother, on Friday, she was in her wheelchair at the dining table sound asleep.  Nothing I did would rouse her for more than a … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 12 Comments

Money issues – mom first

Nursing homes are notorious for items turning up missing.  Unless there is actual physical abuse the law does not get involved. Missing clothes are not considered abuse. To deal with … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 10 Comments

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