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Jo Ann Howard
Name Jo Ann Howard
Location Germantown, WI
Age 71
Joined 596 days ago
Hobbies Crocheting, and computer
About Me I am 70 years old and on Social Security. Retired from being a cashier almost a year ago. Worked at Badger Meter, Target, Walgreens, K-Mart, and for Roundy's. I am a single Mother and now any minute becoming a Great Grandmother. My Grand Daughter Stephanie, her Boyfriend Nathan and I live together and Baby Owen was due yesterday. Our rent here is 1100.00 and it is hard but I was living in a Senior Community where my rent was 655.00 for a 1 bedroom 680 Sq. Ft. apt. Hated it. Well, I guess that is about it. Thank you for listening. Oh, I do not do twitter as I don't know how. I have e-mail as cell phone and I do text. I can send that to you if you need me to. Jo Ann Howard
Jo Ann Howard
It's a Bonus 12 Days Giveaway!
262 days ago

I don't understand this at all. I just got this news letter today, 11-1-13 about the bonus gift and chances to win the Summer 12 Days Give a way. Then there is a video of the Jam. 1at 2013 show. I am confused as to why I just first got it today and is it valid for the 12 days coming up? I just see space for a comment which is what I am doing lol. I did the whole month of Summer Give A Ways but didn't win. Did it every day without fail. So I thought I would have another chance.
Jo Ann

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
262 days ago

Hi Ellen,
I am so upset. I missed the Halloween Show. I thought I would record it because I was busy with the baby or something. I have my timer set to record your show every day and for the most part, it works but for that day, it decided it was to tired or something and did not work. Thought I could watch it on line but that isn't happening either. I did get a twitter thing today but stupid me, don't know how to use Twitter even though I have a Twitter account. I did see the baby crying when her Mother was singing and that was so adorable. Easy for me to relate to that as my Great Grandson is 10 months old and for day 1, he loves to be sung to. Puts him to sleep. Well, not so much now but he listens very intently when you sing to him, So, I missed most of the Halloween show and Allison Sweeny. I love her but not so much on Days Of Our Lives. I don't watch it anymore so now I line her. She was so evil on the show. I have enough drama in my own life so I stopped watching Soaps. lol.
Well, I am sorry I missed the show. Was really looking forward to it. Fridays show recorded fine and I watched the show when it was on so now I am watching the tape. I should have watched it last night so I wouldn't have forgotten to turn back the clocks. See you tomorrow Ellen. Have a great Day. Hope my reorder works tomorrow as My Great Grandsons parents are going to the Packer Game and your show will come on when I will be busy with the baby.
Jo Ann Howard

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
290 days ago

Hi Ellen,
I have tried you Giveaways and the TV and the trip. No Luck and that is fine. I am not going to stop watching the show. I guess I am going to stop writing though. I don't want to because I really can use almost anything you would give me. The problem is ever since U started trying to be lucky and win something from your show, I have been getting SPAM in my In-Box. Some days that is all I get. I don't mind your news letters. I enjoy them but it is the ads that are really getting to me. I can't afford to get this stuff and a lot of it is a gimmick. Especially when anything says free for the first 30 days. I will always watch and tape your show as long as my V.C.R. keeps working but I think I have to stop sending comments for a while and that way I can see if the ads are because I am sending comments to you. U hope not because I love writing you. I hope you understand,

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
290 days ago

I don't know what to do. I love the show and I was having so much fun trying to win the 12 days of Giveaways and a car and a TV as I desperately need a lot of things. I need a refrigerator as the seal is no good on the one that came with this 105 year old apt. I think the stove and refrigerator are both as old as the house. I do love having a gas stove though. Just not that it doesn't always come on when you turn it on so the gas smell fills the apt real fast. Then my TV is about 25 years old and on it's last legs. My car is a long sto9ry so I will shorten it. My 1998 Malibu wouldn't start one day. The key wouldn't turn. After several attempts to have someone in the family fix it, I ended up getting it towed away. Mean while, my Brother bough a different van and gave me his old one. It is a 1997 Toun and Country Chrysler Van which I love. Well, it cost me over 200.00 to get the van registered and transfer my plates. The check engine light was on so it wouldn't pass emissions. It was a communications problem and I was told the repair was 2000.00. I was going to give it back to my brother as where he lives they don't have emissions. Mean while, it cost me 700.00 to get my Malibu fixed and I put it on a credit card and gave the Malibu to my Grand-Daughter so she would have something to get to her nursing classes. Well, she didn't have the Malibu registered yet so she took the van to school. When she did, the check engine light went off mysteriously. I took it for emissions the next day and it passed. Yippee. A week later the light came back on. Now I can ignore it till I have to take it for emissi8ons again next year but my gauges don't work. They are not c9mmunicating to me how much gas I have or how fast I am going and that makes it hard to drive. The van is no where near worth the 2000.00 it will cost to fix it so just have to go with the flow of traffic and guess how much gas I have. I am 71 years old and I don't really go far from home but am not ready to quit driving yet.
I don't know if any of my things get to you as the last 2 times, I didn't get anything in my e-mail. But, I have noticed that since I have been sending things to the show. I am getting a lot of ads in my e-mail. Mostly things I can't afford to get. I like the News Letters but all the ads are not for me. I do have a best Buy Account where the TV's come from but I am still paying for my Grand-Daughters computer that she needed for school. It was 940.00 when we got it a year ago September. When that is paid for maybe I will get a new refrigerator or TV. I still have 300.00 to go on the computer. I am on SS so I can only pay a little a month on the computer.
Well, that is all. I guess i9t wasn't to be to win anything. Oh, I record the show as well as watch it. I take care of my 10 month old Great Grandson while they work so I miss some of the show but then I watch the tape. Now my VCR is going. It is starting to chew up the tapes. Oh well. Life goes on but I wish the ads would stop. I do like the news letter though. Have a great day and can't wait to see Miley again. Like I said, I am 71 and I like her. lol

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
290 days ago

Miley is OK. She is just being an individualist and that is her right. Elvis was condemned for his hip action and I was not allowed to watch him because my foster parents said so. At the time I was 15. At 71 I have most of his movies and most of his records including the picture disk and the gold and blue albums. I was devastated when he died. Leave her alone. Oh, the Beatles too did their thing.

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
304 days ago

Hi Ellen, Can't believe I have been watching your show into the 11th Season. How great is that. It is no wonder, you have one terrific show. When there is nothing else to9 watch on T.V. I rewind the tape and watch it again. I don't know how much longer I can do that as my VCR is not always working very well. Then I don't know what I will do as a lot of times I am watching my 9 month old Great Grandson and not able to watch the show. Or, I miss parts of it so I record it everyday and that was I can watch it later. I don't have any of that new fandangled stuff. Can't really afford it. Course my T.V. is one of the old ones with a picture tube. I think it is 24 or25 years old. Still works though by golly. Oh well, at 71, don't know if I would know how to do all that stuff now. What's it called. TVO? Scares me lol. I am still using a flip phone for my cell and trying to text with that is a night mare. I should send you some of my text messages and I would if I knew how. lol. Whoops, forgot this is something everyone will see. Sorry, it got a little long.
Well anyway, love your show. Thanks for brightening my day almost as much as my Great Grandson.
Jo Ann

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
308 days ago

A new T.V. would be so great. I have this huge living room in this 205 year old house and my T.V. in there is a 25 inch and 25 years old. Have to practically use binoculars to watch it, lol. Not really but my distance glasses are kept in my car and they are really just for driving and seeing far distances. Just had cataract (secondary cataract) surgery so hopefully I won't need glasses anymore to watch T.V. I had cataract surgery on both eyes 9 years ago. I just turned 71 Sunday, 9/15. Was a nice birthday but no one gave me a T.V. For Christmas I got a new T.V. stand but no T.V. Being on S.S., a T.V. simply isn't in the budget. Nor is a washer and dryer gas stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher. The stove a refrigerator are supplied by the slum lord but I think they got both out of the salvage yard. The refrigerator was broken on the inside when they hauled it in and it doesn't close tight. If we don't remember to push it closed. we get up to warm milk and the stove is older then dirt. Also doesn't word very well. It is gas which I love but not if I have to light it with a match because it doesn't work. It is electric start but doesn't start lol. h well, the TV would be nice. tried for the 12 Days of Giveaways but it wasn't meant to be. There are a lot of people worse off then I am. Thank you for your consideration and I will, of course, continue to watch your show Ellen. It is terrific, and congrats on getting into the Guinness Book of Records. That is quite an accomplishment.

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
308 days ago

A new T.V. would be so great. I have this huge living room in this 105 year old house and my T.V. in there is a 25 inch and 25 years old. Have to practically use binoculars to watch it, lol. Not really but my distance glasses are kept in my car and they are really just for driving and seeing far distances. Just had cataract (secondary cataract) surgery so hopefully I won't need glasses anymore to watch T.V. I had cataract surgery on both eyes 9 years ago. I just turned 71 Sunday, 9/15. Was a nice birthday but no one gave me a T.V. For Christmas I got a new T.V. stand but no T.V. Being on S.S., a T.V. simply isn't in the budget. Nor is a washer and dryer gas stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher. The stove a refrigerator are supplied by the slum lord but I think they got both out of the salvage yard. The refrigerator was broken on the inside when they hauled it in and it doesn't close tight. If we don't remember to push it closed. we get up to warm milk and the stove is older then dirt. Also doesn't word very well. It is gas which I love but not if I have to light it with a match because it doesn't work. It is electric start but doesn't start lol. h well, the TV would be nice. tried for the 12 Days of Giveaways but it wasn't meant to be. There are a lot of people worse off then I am. Thank you for your consideration and I will, of course, continue to watch your show Ellen. It is terrific, and congrats on getting into the Guinness Book of Records. That is quite an accomplishment.

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
310 days ago

I did get the e-mail telling me that it is activated but it is not here so I don't know what more to do. I didn't check the Receive Ellen Newsletter because I already get it.

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
310 days ago

I thought was trying to win a TV here. I really don't think anything I send is getting through. Anyway, for the TV, I live in this very old house that is really run down and the land lord does nothing to fix the leaking roof and the leak under the sink. I have to keep my Tupperware bowls there to catch the water and it is wrecking my two best large Tupperware bowls. For this I pay 1100.00 a month and I am on Social Security. Anyway, I do have a very large living room and my TV is a 25 inch I think and it is about 25 years old. I need a new one that is bigger because of the size of that room. Please consider me. I would be so grateful. I tried every day for the 25 days and the trip to Australia but was not to be so maybe just a TV would be nice.
Thank you

Jo Ann Howard
Message from Ellen
317 days ago

Sent a comment yesterday but now I don't see it. Makes me wonder if any of my correspondence is getting through. I have sent a lot of contests entries but I really don't think any of it went through. I didn't get an email telling me that my comment was posted and now it is telling me to use a valid email address. It is my correct address and has been for years. Oh well, I tried. I love the show and one of my favorite actresses is on today. I remember watching Leah when she was on way back to Who's the Boss and she was a friend of Sam's. Then Celine, wow, right up there with Barbra and Whitney. May she rest In peace. Those 3 are right up there with Ella. Powerful singers. Anyway, hope I don't miss any of the shows coming up. My recorder doesn't always work. Have a great day.

Jo Ann Howard
Play Ellen's Winner Wonderland Contest -- And Win Every 12 Days Prize!
577 days ago

I missed it. I didn't miss the show but was unaware of the secret word and didn;t pay attention. I am usually listening to the show as I am probably on the computer. Then there was the shooting of all those beautiful kids and I was watching that any your show just kind of got pushed around a bit. I would love to win something like this as I am so broke right now if it cost a nickle to go around the world I wouldn't get out of Germantown WI. That's bad.
Jo Ann Howard

Jo Ann Howard
Find Out How You Can Win 12 Days Prizes!
582 days ago

Yes I would love to win todays give-a-ways. I am 70 years old and have never been out of the country.

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