To Help Z

From Mairah Pogue

I am hoping to raise some money to help a dear 73yo friend of mine whose been going through some really rough times. She is the most headstrong, creative, supportive, direct, and interesting person I know.

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over 1 year ago

The reason I am not yet posting this to Facebook or other social's is that I want to keep it a secret for her until we can tell her what we have to help her. She is a wonderful headstrong person and may not take immediately to this idea. But it is something I have thought long about and is a way I can help her. I am putting my trust in the power of the internet. She has become like a mother to me, and I her daughter.

Her name is Z (for short, of course), she is now 73, and I am 28. I met her one day about 4 years ago when I was working at a beautiful little park store in north-central Texas. She came in and there was something about her that I immediately admired and connected with. Story short she showed me photos of the wildflowers that she had taken that day and then I showed her mine and we've been friends ever since.

We started out going on nature walks and fossil hunts together, then lunch and coffee meet-ups. Now we have been on countless adventures.

She is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. We have helped each other through rough times, and have learned so much from one another. She helped me out of an abusive relationship and into a healthier lifestyle (I'd still be stuck if not for her). I have been there for her through her father's passing two years ago, through moving places, troubles with her son, and now her mother's passing (just a couple of days ago).

We have even lived together for a couple of months! But let's just say that we are best friends, family even, but not good roommates, haha. We had some fun times though. We share a profound connection with nature unlike anyone else I know.

Needless to say, she has been through more heavy shit lately than one person deserves and more than will fit here. I do know that so many people are hurting right now with the pandemic, so I completely understand if I am not able to raise much. I just want to help her any way I can.

Currently, she is awaiting help from the local housing folks but hasn't heard back for nearly a year despite being #2 on the list. So, for now, she is staying in a small single wide in the same neighborhood her and her father once lived in. However, the current land-lady and her do not get along and she wanted Z out for months ago. Z has social security and no other income other than selling her creative stuff or things she had in storage. She has an old-style van that she has decked out with a bed, storage, and other essentials but shouldn't stay in that full time.

Anyway, I will update with more information soon. I uploaded a photo of her form the '60s-'70s, and what she looks like now.

If you find her on social media please do not tell her that I am doing this yet. At one point I will tell her but I'm afraid she will be upset with me. She is such a strong woman, who feels bad taking help from anyone. But if someone needs help right now, it's Z.

Please consider donating anything you can, I will be sincerely grateful and indebted to anyone who helps me make things easier for Z. You can check out my Facebook to verify I am who I am as well.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MariahPea/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/mariah.carley.pogue/

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Update #1

The reason I am not yet posting this to Facebook or other social's is that I want to keep it a secret for her until we can tell her what we have to help her. She is a wonderful headstrong person and may not take immediately to this idea. But it is something I have thought long about and is a way I can help her. I am putting my trust in the power of the internet. She has become like a mother to me, and I her daughter.

Her name is Z (for short, of course), she is now 73, and I am 28. I met her one day about 4 years ago when I was working at a beautiful little park store in north-central Texas. She came in and there was something about her that I immediately admired and connected with. Story short she showed me photos of the wildflowers that she had taken that day and then I showed her mine and we've been friends ever since.

We started out going on nature walks and fossil hunts together, then lunch and coffee meet-ups. Now we have been on countless adventures.

She is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. We have helped each other through rough times, and have learned so much from one another. She helped me out of an abusive relationship and into a healthier lifestyle (I'd still be stuck if not for her). I have been there for her through her father's passing two years ago, through moving places, troubles with her son, and now her mother's passing (just a couple of days ago).

We have even lived together for a couple of months! But let's just say that we are best friends, family even, but not good roommates, haha. We had some fun times though. We share a profound connection with nature unlike anyone else I know.

Needless to say, she has been through more heavy shit lately than one person deserves and more than will fit here. I do know that so many people are hurting right now with the pandemic, so I completely understand if I am not able to raise much. I just want to help her any way I can.

Currently, she is awaiting help from the local housing folks but hasn't heard back for nearly a year despite being #2 on the list. So, for now, she is staying in a small single wide in the same neighborhood her and her father once lived in. However, the current land-lady and her do not get along and she wanted Z out for months ago. Z has social security and no other income other than selling her creative stuff or things she had in storage. She has an old-style van that she has decked out with a bed, storage, and other essentials but shouldn't stay in that full time.

Anyway, I will update with more information soon. I uploaded a photo of her form the '60s-'70s, and what she looks like now.

If you find her on social media please do not tell her that I am doing this yet. At one point I will tell her but I'm afraid she will be upset with me. She is such a strong woman, who feels bad taking help from anyone. But if someone needs help right now, it's Z.

Please consider donating anything you can, I will be sincerely grateful and indebted to anyone who helps me make things easier for Z. You can check out my Facebook to verify I am who I am as well.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MariahPea/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/mariah.carley.pogue/

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