My cart and I were back in the saddle again and the people were hiding?? I saw why..there were police lined against a wall over looking 99 per centers sit down demonstration. In order to find the hungry I had to put distance between me and the police. Several blocks away I came upon Janice fast asleep in a hidden notch right on our main street, I didn’t wake her. I ran into her the last day I was offering food before I became sick. She told me things needed by women on the street by a sign she had made for anyone to see. Personal hygiene items, support hose ( for her heart problems), nasal spray and other items we rarely give second thought to when we need them. She had also told me she was HIV positive which made me totally curious about this teacher who worked in an exclusive private school and travelled with her students over seas.
Walking near our larger grocery store was a women I almost missed, walking up and down in front of a couple smaller stores.” Ma’am, I said to her I am passing out food and water.” “Yes ” she said before I asked if she wanted any. She looked as if she was frantic and crying however her voice was soft and gentle when she spoke. Before leaving the area was a man pushing a cart reminding me of Willie Nelson, said he was a starving American when I asked him if he would like lunch and water. Of course hearing this took my breath away as it was a reminder here in America we have people not in the Appalachian Mountains, not in what we’re told about ghettos but in our cities..on our streets as we walk down them.
I offered people food who were in jail, prison and hospital (physical and mental) today. They did not have to prove they were worthy of the food, fill out forms or report to anyone. Why can’t our government understand this it is not hard. Just feed them, please!!
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