Monthly Archives: February 2014

To receive or not to receive


You know — well, maybe you don’t. It’s not easy to decide to continue to receive help. On one hand, you feel like a mooch. Sure, everyone else is working as much as they can, some, just to survive — … Continue reading

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SNAP embarrassment


I was trying to think of what else I could tell you about living on SNAP.  It’s really pretty basic: you apply for the benefit, you fill out paperwork and send in copies of requested information, which could include tax … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Red Velvet


I’ve never had red velvet cake.  But I did have a red velvet cake mix that we got from the food pantry. So, what better day to make it on? That’s right: Valentine’s Day, though I didn’t have a heart-shaped … Continue reading

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