I have been wondering whose story I would tell you about next here at SOH. We have so many wonderful stories to tell. We have a little 86-year old lady that came to us several months ago. She was homeless and had been living in her car. We first met through one of our Judges here in town. After we tried to house her the first time over a year ago, she decided that living in her car was for the best and she took off! A few months ago, she reached out to me and asked if she could come back. She had lost her car and had no place to live.
She is a tiny little lady that wears dark lipstick. She reminds me of Betty Boop when she wears the color red! She can be cranky, stubborn, feisty and downright mean at times. She eats her roommate's food and loves a good old-fashioned stick of butter! She won't shower that often because she is used to sponge baths having lived in a car. Baby powder is her friend (she gets it everywhere). She takes off every morning and does not come back until dinner time. She heads to the casino sometimes and drinks a beer-even though she does not like them. She got drunk (two beers) one time and could not walk home. I had to come and get her after the Sheriff was called. She thought I would ask her to leave, but I just could not do it. I reminded her of our rules at home which includes NO DRINKING!
She will tell you that she has earned the right to behave this way because she is old.... I am letting her...within reason of course. ;o)
We pray that you all enjoy this Easter season and remember why we celebrate!