Wednesday, February 9, 2005

"Up Close With Val"

Happy Hump-Day all!  Hope everyone is having a fairly decent day!  It seems everything is kind of quiet around J-Land.  Hmm... I am being kind of quiet myself.  Sort of slow-going.  I was sitting on my front porch waiting for a ride yesterday and I saw my friend yesterday.  Do you remember a few months back when I wrote about what appeared to be a homeless man picking up arm-fulls of weeds and throwing them away in a dumpster?  Well I saw him again yesterday!   He was walking up the street yesterday picking up trash!!  Cool!!  He had on a coat and hat so he wasn't cold, and he was eating something!  Seems he  isn't homeless after all!  I found out from around town that he is mentally ill and lives alone.  I do hope society is somehow taking care of him.  He is taking care of society in his own way.  His name is Jim.  He still has his beard and still looks a bit scary.  He was talking to himself.  I gave him a big, big smile and nod when he passed by me.  He did not acknowledge me.  I still hope he noticed anyway.  He picked up quite a bit of trash and carried it to the dumpster and threw it away.  I said a prayer for him as I waited for my ride.  It is really nice know that he is okay and has a home.  I read an article the other day that one mentally ill person in six is homeless!  One in six!!  But that is for another rant!  I get so sick to my stomach when I think of things like this!  I somehow have to numb myself when I think of the mentally ill and poor and sick and homeless or I think I will go crazy!!!  Yes, all for another day....

So, I have a new installment for "Up Close With Val".  Hopefully you know the routine by now.  Put your guesses in the comment's section.  Krissy, you should know what this is!!  Have fun with this and everyone have a good rest of the day!!  Blessings to all!

                         

14 comments:

  1. Blueberry pancakes...........???

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  2. I have absolutely no idea what it is lol. Yes, I remember that man and reading about him on your journal.  So nice to know that he does have a home and food to eat.  God bless you dear friendxxxx

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  3. Are they biscuits - cookies?
    Hmmm, they look very strange!  Or is they an it?  Ooh er, really not a clue!!
    I remember the homeless guy too, am glad that he isn't homeless after all.  He maybe doesn't get too many people smile at him like you did.
    Sara   x

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  4. Cherry strudel?  Wow, Val, this one I absolutely can't figure out.  Love you, Penny

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  5. Looks like blueberries and powdered sugar crepes? rich

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  6. Caviar on crackers?  lol I know I probably spelled that wrong  
    ~ Promise

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  7. Well, if it's edible, I'm not sure I want to eat it! LOL, might be a good way to diet, start looking at our foods really up close.  Saying a prayer for the man.

    Monica
    http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

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  8. Hi Val! I think it is . . .a pomegranate?

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  9. jelly on crackers

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  10. I can't figure this out Val. But have good news 22 votes so far for your dad.
    Sylvia x

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  11. They look like berries to me on donuts but I'm always hungry. : )
    BTW, be careful. Don't smile too much. He IS mentally ill. I know you have a heart of gold but let him be and pray. You never know these days.
    (it's the mother in me)
    Angela

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  12. Sorry Val to disappoint you but I was not able to guess your picture. -Krissy
    http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

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  13. Val, it took me a minute or two until I recognized that it was a pomegranate.  What makes it alittle difficult is that part looks sliced and part looks pulled apart. Thus you get that berry cluster effect.  Come to thing of it, I think that I gave you this pomegranate.   Daddeeeeooo. . .

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  14. No idea Val, at least you asked around about the man, if no one cares you do. Julie xx

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