The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Somewhere in West Tennessee, not far from Graceland, nine women — or “The 9 Nanas,” as they prefer to be called — gather in the darkness of night. At 4am they begin their daily routine — a ritual that no one, not even their husbands, knew about for 30 years. They have one mission and one mission only: to create happiness. And it all begins with baked goods.

For three decades, the ladies’ good deeds went undetected — that is, until five years ago, when Mary Ellen’s husband, whom she lovingly calls “Southern Charmer,” started noticing extra mileage on the car and large amounts of cash being withdrawn from their savings account.

“He brought out bank statements and they were highlighted!” Mary Ellen said, recalling the horror she felt. “I tried to explain that I had bought some things, but he had this look on his face that I’d never seen before — and I realized what he must have been thinking. I called the sisters and said, ‘You all need to get over here right away.’”

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Recommended Resources:
In His Service: The Christian Calling to Charity
Persecution Project
Conner’s Unexpected Journey
Samaritan Ministries

2 thoughts on “The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

  1. Thanks for letting us know about the 9 Nanas. Shows what 9 determined women can do to help their community and teach all of us a lesson about kindness and compassion.


    1. You are welcome. I thought it was a very inspiring story. Anyone looking to bless those in need and do something similar, are welcome to consider to help support the widows and fatherless. LAF is also considering other fundraising ideas. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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