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.

Moving update

I’ve been asked to give an update on my move.  The house I’m moving into has been a rental house for several years.  The seller is older, like me, and … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 27 Comments

Tar babies

If you are not familiar with the Uncle Remus story of the tar baby its a folklore tale written in the 1800s about Br’er fox who creates a baby out … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 14 Comments


I’ve mentioned several times that I live in a high crime area that’s also a food desert.  I hear gun shots quite often.  Sometimes the gun shots are just outside … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 24 Comments

Food banks should be like grocery stores

I may not get to a food bank for awhile but I can still talk about them.  Going to a food bank here in my area you have no choice … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

I surrender!

There are times when I feel like I would be better off to just walk away from my house and forget all the financial troubles I deal with everyday.  But, … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 22 Comments


When I was a child our playground equipment was trees.  Trees to climb on or to swing from or  to hide behind in hide and seek games.  Sometimes we were … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Happy new year!

I hope everyone had a safe celebration.  It was quite noisy around here because people like to test their guns at midnight.  Furkid Dylan and I stayed in the center … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Free movie

Anybody want to see a PBS documentary movie?  It’s about life in my neighborhood.   The apartment complex this film discusses, called Beecher Terrace, is probably about 8 to 10 … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

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