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PostSubject: 9 Nanas: The Grandmas Who Spread Happiness Clandestinely   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:44 pm

9 Nanas: The Grandmas Who Spread Happiness Clandestinely


Teresa Neumann : Jun 27, 2012 : Happiness
Happens




"Our little group has kept what we do a secret for over 30 years.
And that hasn't always been easy, especially when we hear people talking about
what we've done. Somehow we've managed to keep quiet. A "pinky promise" is a
powerful thing!" -Nana Pearl


REPORTER'S NOTE: This story speaks for itself. If
you're like me, you'll be blown away by the simplicity of this project and how
God can use anybody, and the most basic methods, to reach out to those in need.
My hat's off to you 9 Nanas! Thanks for the inspiration. -Teresa Neumann,
BCN.


(Memphis, TN)—The cat's out of the bag. In a story dripping with wonderful
Southern charm, for 30 years, nine women who call themselves "The 9 Nanas" have
been feeding the needy in such a humble fashion that for a long time even their
husbands didn't know what they were up to.

A report in
the Daily Mail notes that the nanas "have been secretly whipping up and
delivering hundreds of pound cakes during the middle of the night in a grand
scheme to help those in need. And then, before anyone can catch a glimpse of
them, they quietly and quickly disappear [like cat burglars] back into their
daily lives in West Tennessee."

The nanas' homemade goodies came with a note that simply reads, "Somebody
loves you."

Said Nana Mary Ellen, "We drive through low-income neighborhoods and look for
homes with fans in the window. That told us that the people who live there don't
have air-conditioning. Or, we see that there are no lights on…which means there
is a good chance their utilities have been turned off."

It all reportedly started over a card game discussion, decades ago, when the
women were remembering how their grandparents reached out to their neighbors in
times of need. After some brainstorming, the nanas came up with practical method
of coming up with $400 per month to finance their clandestine venture.

Ultimately, the husband's found out what their wives were doing and offered
to help out, which resulted in the women moving their baking operation out of
their homes and into a commercial kitchen owned by one of their sons.

"They sneak in before sunrise," notes the Daily Mail report, "and
sneak out before the staff come in, and have also hired a 'happiness
coordinator' who…goes by the name of 'Sunny.'"

Now that the 9 Nanas outreach has been leaked to the media, they are trying
to impact the entire nation. Below are excerpts from their Facebook page and
Happiness Happens website:

We're a group of 9 Nanas. And each week, we randomly select strangers
and surreptitiously send them one of our blue-ribbon cakes, sauce and a logo
t-shirt or bag. We do it because we want to spread happiness and create a sweet
society.


Our mission is to:

#1
create peerless products
#2 value the person placing the order
#3 use our
resources to create a sweeter society


The 9 Nanas (Happiness-Happens) only offer organic, scratch-baked goods made
with the freshest and finest ingredients and without the use of artificial
flavorings, colors or preservatives.

People everywhere appreciate the warmth of a Grandma. And since we can't
reach out and hug everybody, our organic, scratch-baked cakes and curds are the
next best thing. So each week, we randomly select strangers and surreptitiously
send them one of our blue ribbon cakes, sauce and a logo T-shirt or bag. Widows
and single mommies also have a special place in our heart. So we step in and
help them financially. And it's all done because we want to spread
happiness.

It all started in 1977 over a game of bridge and lunch. We went from
complaining about crime and the other ills of our communities to listening with
our hearts.

In the past, we'd surreptitiously help widows and single
moms by paying their bills, buying their children school clothes and filling
their pantries.

To cover more ground, we decided to use our blue-ribbon, organic pound cakes
as a vehicle to continue this on-going project. And it's all done
surreptitiously.
Their website: Happiness-Happens

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