Mr. Lonnie and A.C.
Our next encounter was with two gentlemen on a corner..one in a wheel chair.
from my car i asked if they needed a supply filled back pack they said yes..so i flipped on the hazards as i always do and hopped out..i waved to the car behind me to go around and lifted the hatch back..
i got them two back..one black one red..the stand gentlemen was quick to say 'i want the black one' yet so did he friend and it would have been better for his friend due the red one being a sling and harder to get around the arms of the back of the wheelchair..which is how i always hook the packs i give to mean in chairs....so i gave it to him..and went back to search my car for another regular pack and had one!!
while i did this Megatron was hanging out and talking to them about the camera project..getting there names and information and having a smoke!! she is awesome like that. Lonnie is 52 from Cleveland Ohio been on the streets between 5 to 10 years. A.C. is 63 from Detroit and been on the streets for 9 years. and its 'A period C period'..he made sure she got that right!
and after i gave A.C. his bag..Megratron of course let me know so i could address him ..right then someone yelled at me..and i turned around.. and i see this huge orange MDOT truck and a guy yelled at me to come over to him
so i excuse myself and climb up on the truck and say..'what!!!?'... he has a smile as big as the truck and asks if we do this on our own..'yup' i tell him and he says 'you dont get funded or anything do you?'..i said 'nope..i beg and borrow and scape' and he looks me in the eyes and tells me i am a child of god. i acknowledge his comment with a small humble nod. he hands me a $20 bill..and i spy 2 $5's and ask if i can have those instead... that i cant break a 20..he tells me no but that i can have all of it. i tell him i dont need the 20..he tells me to take and get off his truck he has to follow the crew who is filling the road holes.. i laugh and jump down and he sends me off with a great smile!
i run over to Mr. Lonnie and A.C. and give them each a $5 and tell them it is from that man. and they bless him.. Mr. Lonnie then leaves.. and Mr Arthur shows up as i am organizing the car so Megatron and finish her conversation with A.C. and her smoke.
I have seen Mr. Arthur before and i give him a good pack and he allows me to take his picture.
Megatron soon rejoins me in the car...and its about the time traffic is dying down..so less men are out..so i decide to drive by some points where i hope to find some others i regularly come across and would like to get cameras too..but no luck.
I plan to break that $20 to give to the next two people who wish to collaborate in the project... til then