Thursday, January 21, 2010

Old Friends

Today is a beautiful January day in Erie.

Beautiful in that the sun is shining again and it is well over 32f. When it's like that people tend to come out of their burrows and see what's happening in the world.

Well, that's what happens in my world anyway. You'll see many of my friends out on almost any day, regardless of weather conditions. They're on their way to get lunch at the Mission or dinner at Emma's. Maybe there are a few people waiting for the trolley to take them to the library.

On a day like today though, folks are more likely to stop and say "Hi!" Then you find out what's happening with "Ralph" at the V.A. You might hear about "Sam" misbehaving while getting his free coffee at Arby's. Or you just might find out that someone has found a decent place to live and things are getting a little closer to normal for them.

Winter is not over with yet, but these little pauses in the bitter cold does make people a little more sociable.

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