#fmf: krazy glue


She knew were she was, and why. In the institution, of course. They were trying to have her committed. Committed because she gave a homeless family the money to move into an apartment; computers to a program for young offenders to teach them CGI and graphic arts; helped a storefront church fix its roof and renovate it’s space; enabled a piece of land to become a nature preserve rather than a commercial and residential development. And, that was just last month.

She didn’t need all that money, but those folks did. And there were so many people who were desperate and in despair. Locked into a life of poverty, crime, drugs, death. Nature displaced by greedy developers. Families displaced by greedy bankers. If she could help, why not? Her reward: the walls at home covered with happier children’s drawings; pictures of smiling people to whom a smile had been a rare thing; thank yous carefully written by folks who had been illiterate.

Crazy – she knew she wasn’t crazy. Just compassionate, caring, understanding, and rich. She provided the glue that put or held lives and families together. The glue that fixed the broken. The glue that kept nature where it should be.

Perhaps, with some krazy glue, she could hold the lawyers, the shrinks, the trustees, the executors in the institution they were trying to keep her in.




4 thoughts on “#fmf: krazy glue

  1. dcmholloman April 20, 2014 / 7:42 am

    We do live in a crazy, mixed-up world where the truly good are considered mad, and the truly selfish are considered normal. I pray all this works out for her best.
    *stopping by from FMF


    • phylor April 20, 2014 / 3:25 pm

      I do too! The world could use people who saw money as something to give rather than something to hoard or obtain.


  2. Lisa Moles April 18, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Such a wonderful post. I have a dear friend who works in the financial planning world and has told stories of families who rushed to decisions like this when their “inheritance” was at risk. Someone stole my mom’s nest egg as she was starting to go deeper into Alzheimer’s…it’s sad what money can do to people. Giving it away to those who need it seems like the most sane thing I can think of. God bless you. Stopping by from FMF.


    • phylor April 18, 2014 / 9:54 pm

      I’m sorry your mother was taken advantage of!
      In my family’s case, an already rich relative, through greed, deprived my mother of much needed income and mementos of her mother-in-law, and even used his mother’s money (he had power of attorney) to fly to visit her! And, two predatory individuals took advantage of my mother (who had personality issues after a stroke, and the onset of dementia)
      — I came and tried to keep things “right,” but due to citizenship issues, could only stay so long. What I put right, was soon put wrong.
      If I every had the money, I would create a foundation to help people like the woman in my story. There are so many people who don’t need thousands of dollars, maybe just $50 to buy groceries, $200 for school supplies and clothes for their kids.
      You are so right: giving money away is the most sane to do, and something that at this special time of the year, we need to reflection on.


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