Member Profile

Jean Smith
Name Jean Smith
Location Va. Beach, Va.
Joined 551 days ago
Hobbies Reading, bicycling (can't do it any more because of my back) and playing games on the computer, spending time with friends and family.
About Me I am a 72 year old person who is always worried about other people like my children, who are in good shape, you probably know one of them. I am also worried about one of my friend's daughter and her husband who have the worst luck I have ever seen. That is another story. She now cleans for me and she is an awesome cleaner and I pay her more than I tell my husband because I think she is worth it. I wish I could tell you their entire story because it's very sad and they need help very bad. I have 3 grandchildren who live four hours from my home and they are the light of my life but I can't get to see them often because the drive down is so hard on me. The parents, my son and my DIL are so busy with the kids that they don't call me very often and occasionally I will leave a message and ask them to call and sometimes they will and sometimes they won't. It can be very sad to me because I am so fond of everyone else's grandchildren and my niece's daughter who lives even further from me but keeps in touch constantly and I am like a sub-grandma to little 3 year old Lee Lee because her mother has Alzheimer's, she is my younger sister and thank God it is not hereditary. My older sister, just 2 year older than me is not like me but she did live where they did and she died of a massive stroke in Feb. 2010. I am a wonderful grandmother to my grandchildren and when we are together we have a lot of fun but they are growing up too fast. The youngest is 8, the next is 13 and the oldest just turned 17 and is in high school. It's just going too fast. I hope they will remember me and the things we did together. I don't know if they will or not sometimes and it's very upsetting. My husband is not their grandfather but one of their grandfather's died young a few years ago and the only blood related grandfather they have lives in the same area as they do and he is divorced from my DIL's mother. She is around once and a while and they have the ability to see them whenever they want to and I miss that. The children will not let the children come here on their vacations to stay for a while like my niece did when she was younger. Oh well, little I can do about that except hope and pray that we can go down before the holidays. My son is trying hard to sell a custom home he built recently and they don't seem to want us to come down until they sell the house. He had a huge building business and he lost a lot when every thing went down during the Bush years. They managed to keep their home and the land but they lost three million dollar beach houses at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. with pools and handicapped ramps on all because they could not rent them or sell them at that time. They are doing well right now because they sold the first house he build this year before it was built to someone who had bought a house from him many years ago but this one has been on the market longer than they would like. My son's are 50 and 52 and my Step Children are a girl, 52 and a son 54. They are both gainfully employed. The only one who had children was the youngest. Oh well, I guess that's enough. Sarah the 13 year old plans to be a dancer and is very good and has been in dance since she was 3. All the girls are dancers and they are all still in dance even the oldest who is 17. She dropped out for a year and I was kidding her when we were last down there (they are all petite) and asked her if she started back to get her bootie back and everyone laughed, especially when she said a loud "YES". So it's exercise for her but serious for her sister. As for the little one, who knows. I think she does it now because the other do. They have horses because the mother was into horses and in the good times the bought 2 show horses and my oldest was young at the time and was into the horses and shows and the second one showed some interest but bad times came along and they had weren't interested any more, into other things in school, etc. and Dad built a beautiful barn for the horses and for more horses so the property would be good for anyone who loves horses. They can't sell the horses because times are bad and the girls still have the jobs of cleaning out the horses and they do it but not willingly. That's it for me! I am here today with my maid who is having a lot of trouble and instead of giving her money. I worry so much about her and her husband.
Jean Smith
Ellen's Playlist: April 25, 2013
357 days ago

I have looked everywhere and I cannot find the place to sign up to win the JT and JZ Concert in Yankee Stadium. Where is it?
Love to you and yours, Jean

Jean Smith
Ellen's Playlist: April 25, 2013
357 days ago

I loved the Justin Timberlake show but I love all of your shows, you make me laugh out loud and that is a wonderful feeling. I sent out an annoucement on Facebook and told everyone if they were ever feeling down to just tune in to Ellen and all their worries would disappear in an hour. You are the greatest Ellen. I have some friends that are desparate for help from anyone. They lost their regular jobs and so anything they can to pay the rent to her mother so they can stay there until they get better jobs. I have written to you about the several times but my computer will not allow me to upload pictures of anyone. It's so frustrating. I probably need to get it fixed but it's not a priority right now. Keep up the good work and LOVE EVERYBODY!

Jean Smith
Win All the Prizes from Day 9 of 12 Days!
494 days ago

How can I register to win some of the 12 days prizes? I can't find the place to do it.

I also sent you a letter in the mail about a family in great need, their names are Rhonda and Doug Cook and Rhonda's Mom, Betty Bryan.
I hope you will read it and help them out. It was too long to put in one of these spaces.

Jean Smith
Message from Ellen
526 days ago

Please confirm and I hope you got my last email about Rhonda Cook.

Jean Smith
Message from Ellen
526 days ago

I know a family that is having the worst time anyone could imagine. They are unable to pay for health insurance and the husband has such a bad back, bad BP and he is unable to work, however, when he applied for disability, his lawyers let it slide and now he will not
ever be able to get it. Therefore, they moved in with her 81 year old mother and Rhonda (the daughter) does almost everything at that home as well as working part time cleaning houses and printing tee shirts. She works sometimes 7 days a week as well all of the yard work and house work in her Mom's home. She loves her Mom so much and there are 5 other adult children who used to come by and help but since they moved in, they rarely come. They have a car that never works so they often drive their Mom's car (which she cannot)which is rusted out on the top and barely runs. I love these people very much and I do everything I can to help them out. They do things for us to like sending us food when they
have cooked to much. They are always doing things like that.
PLEASE ELLEN, contact Rhonda Cook, phone 757-412-0942. They live in Va. Beach. I have been wanting to write about them for months and months but kept putting it off. Please help them. Love, Jean Smith

Jean Smith
Message from Ellen
526 days ago

I would give anything if my two granddaughters, Sarah, 13 and Claire
17 could get tickets to the concert. They would be thrilled. Of course the airfare would be tight but we could find a way if Grandma
takes them. They live in Apex, N.C. and I live in Va. Beach, Va. so I'm not sure how they would work it out.

Thanks Ellen, if they can't go, I will be sure and tell them to watch
or record the show in their area. Love your show and love you.

Jean Smith
Sherrie's Life-Changing Surprise
551 days ago

Do you have a segment on your show for stories about people in need?
I know someone who is desperately in need and every time they try to
get out of the hole, it just keeps getting deeper. Please advise so
I can write to you about them. Thanks so much!