Friday, December 26, 2014

Ms. Smith goes to – Where?

In another odd turn of events Ms. Smith seems to have been spending her time downstairs as usual but with her Jeep elsewhere. Why could this be? And why is the dishwasher along with other appliances running constantly down there?

Since my son and I are very quiet by habit and I dislike background noise the constant clamor of Ms. Smith's appliances and the constant variations in water pressure did not occur to me as significant until the Jeep disappeared and connections of hers in the neighborhood began asking if she had finished moving.

Is Ms. Smith trying to make it appear she has moved? She had Minion XXXX remove the furniture from the porch so the place does have a sort of unlived in look, or did until I bought two chairs and a small table for my son's use.

But moving necessitates removing ones possessions from the premises and this has not happened. All that clanking and related noise give ample evidence there is a whole lot of stuff down there and it is being used as constantly as ever. Otherwise, why would the dishwasher and other appliances be making their usual noise over and over again?  I would have thought they were cooking for a crowd.  

I was a little surprised Ms. Smith and Jim Heath were heard downstairs without any other minions being present for Christmas. I was not here myself much because I had two events at church which required my presence. We had a lovely Birthday Party for Jesus on Christmas Day! I baked the cake and decorated it at the church the day before because I have no oven.

Moving generally happens over a short period of time, the actual move following a process of winnowing and sorting through items to be either donated, disposed of, or packed as appropriate for where they will be stored or used in the new house or apartment. At least, this is how I pack.

Now that I think about it I realize the Lee – Powers family commented they were forced to start shoving items into boxes nilly willy as Ms. Smith did not seem to think any such procedure was necessary in advance. A daunting thought, but given what I saw coming out of the boxes which had never been unpacked from Ms. Smith's move from California, this actually makes sense.

Ms. Smith complained her 'hired help,' were incompetent. Having watched this move not take place I would have to say the Lee – Powers Family probably did a stellar job in getting things loaded up and on their way in 2010.

Seeing what is going forward here explains things which were previously puzzling.

What if it is impossible for Ms. Smith to fit her 'stuff' into her newly acquired housing on that lovely farm? What is the present minions object to being hemmed in on all sides with the enormity of Ms. Smith's 'stuff?” This is, of course, these are speculations on my part.

Let's, for a moment, revisit the issue of 'hoarding.'

I once said the definition for 'hoarder' should have Ms. Smith's picture added to it. Today I found a very clear definition of the word on the Mayo Clinic site and this provides the opportunity to put these two things together.


Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.
Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Some people also collect animals, keeping dozens or hundreds of pets in unsanitary conditions because they can't care for them properly.
Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.
People with hoarding disorder often don't see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand their compulsions and live safer, more enjoyable lives.

The site was loaded with useful information including this linked page on:


In the homes of people who have hoarding disorder, the countertops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are usually stacked with stuff. And when there's no more room inside, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles and yard.
Clutter and difficulty discarding things are usually the first signs and symptoms of hoarding disorder, which often surfaces during the teenage years. As the person grows older, he or she typically starts acquiring things for which there is no need or space. By middle age, symptoms are often severe and may be harder to treat.
Hoarding disorder affects emotions, thoughts and behavior. Signs and symptoms may include: [NOTE by MP-F Bolding indicates, boy is this true of Ms. Smith!
  • Persistent inability to part with any possession, regardless of its value
  • Excessive attachment to possessions, including discomfort letting others touch or borrow them or distress at the idea of letting an item go
  • Cluttered living spaces, making areas of the home unusable for the intended purpose, such as not being able to cook in the kitchen or use the bathroom to bathe
  • Keeping stacks of newspapers, magazines or junk mail
  • Letting food or trash build up to unusually excessive, unsanitary levels
  • Acquiring unneeded or seemingly useless items, such as trash or napkins from a restaurant
  • Difficulty managing daily activities because of procrastination and trouble making decisions
  • Moving items from one pile to another, without discarding anything
  • Difficulty organizing items, sometimes losing important items in the clutter (Remember the mail?)
  • Shame or embarrassment
  • Limited or no social interactions
People with hoarding disorder typically save items because:
  • They believe these items will be needed or have value in the future
  • The items have important emotional significance — serving as a reminder of happier times or representing beloved people or pets  (This does not appear to be Ms. Smith's motivation, but she buys things which look like what her family had and then claims these are 'family heirlooms.' 
  • They feel safer when surrounded by the things they save
Hoarding disorder is different from collecting. People who have collections, such as stamps or model cars, deliberately search out specific items, categorize them and carefully display their collections. Although collections can be large, they aren't usually cluttered and they don't cause the distress and impairments that are part of hoarding disorder.

Hoarding animals

People who hoard animals may collect dozens or even hundreds of pets. Animals may be confined inside or outside. Because of the large numbers, these animals often aren't cared for properly. The health and safety of the person and the animals are at risk due to unsanitary conditions.

When to see a doctor

If you or a loved one has symptoms of hoarding disorder, talk with a doctor or mental health provider as soon as possible. Some communities have agencies that help with hoarding problems. Check with your local or county government for resources in your area.
As hard as it might be, you may also need to contact local authorities, such as police, fire, public health, child protective services or animal welfare agencies, especially when health or safety is in question. 
(If you donate to Ms. Smith you should check sources so she can receive help!)  


It's not clear what causes hoarding disorder. Genetics, brain chemistry and stressful life events are being studied as possible causes.

Hope you have found this both interesting and instructive! - Melinda

Arch-Typical Hoarder

Darlene Rae Smith AKA Rayelan Allen, Raye Smith, Raye Kooker, Raye Dyer and so forth.


  1. Can you dig it? No thank you, Merry Christmas, or I'm ill still. Don't post this MPF. I'm not proud of my nastiness about this.dmh

  2. I will honor one request and not post a comment and provide an update from another source.

    Ms. Smith was walking her dog, Buck yesterday according to one of the local people who call me with sightings. He said she seemed very lively. There was no coughing. Today there was activity as bags were being shoved into the Jeep, which appeared magically, and the white car which someone told me belongs to one of the Lee- Powers Family. This last is hearsay. I did see the Jeep myself.

    Work on the crowdfunding is nearly finished.

  3. I was wondering if they would refrain from making any more demands for money until January, how can her readers be so stupid?
    The overdrawn bank account excuse is really wearing thin, surely the self described "English teacher by profession" is capable of third grade level arithmetic.

    Hi, Folks -

    When Raye gives me the code for the new FundRazr for January's expenses, I'll be asking you to start filling it as fast as you can and particularly to reach the $1500 mark as rapidly as possible.

    Rayelan's situation simply hasn't settled down yet, and her bank account remains overdrawn, even with the generous and kind contributions that were made so recently.

    It looks like the whole business will finally even out by end of January. But, right now, further focused helpful effort is still needed.

    Blessings, all.


  4. Ahem. No matter how much you give Ms. Smith it will never be enough. Look back at her history before she moved to Ohio. Look at the kinds of things she said about the Lee - Powers Family. Disordered individuals can't change. The problem is neurological at the core. Her behavior with 'stuff' also points to some deep seated issues with her childhood and the CIA conditioning. The drama will continue because the disordered enjoy drama and crave the excitement which accompanies it.

  5. I have been aware of DRS's site since late 98 or early 99. Back in those days, she did not demand much in the way of funds. Of course between her husband's salary and pension, plus her salary plus her mother's social security they probably had a six figure income. It was strictly feed the kitty and low key.

    The shrillness really took off after her husband died and especially after her mother died. One of her promised selling points to the readers donating huge funds to pay for her move was that since she was no longer living in 'expensive' California, she would not need nearly as much in the way of donations.

    I do agree that no matter how much money she has she will waste it all, living it up, paying her rather pathetic minions and funding her ever growing pile of 'collectibles'. As stupid as she is, she believes this junk is a valuable asset, when in reality it is a liability. Her must valuable asset are her gullible readers who continue to thank her for all the heroic things she does and all her hard work and who continue funding this bullsh_t. I have real contempt for Hobie, he is well aware of the scam and continues to lie to the readers in order to fund his lifestyle, he should get a real job. So should DRS, but working does not seem to suit her, I would be surprised if she even has a 10 year work history.

    1. Well, I certainly agree that she places a higher value on her 'stuff' than could possibly be warranted objectively. My take on her ability to spend money is based on direct observation. I was appalled to see the low quality of the items she purchased and how much of it there was. Part of this is stylistic. I hate clutter, but I also look for quality so essential items will last. The constant turn over in 'stuff'' is dizzying.

      We are at one regarding her real 'assets.' " Heroic" is not at all the term I would apply to her activities - that makes me sad for the Readers who invest such trust in her. Thanks for commenting! Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

  6. MPF, Evidently you are not getting my e-mails. I just sent one with a Happy New Year wish. You will be interested in this...;read=7331 by Gordon Duff. DMH

    1. Hi DMH, thanks for the good wishes. I have been totally distracted with an article I'm writing for our crowdfunding. I looked over what you sent, thanks! I'm going to put up another post to send off 2014 with an update. A wonderful New Years to you, too!