Treat

October 7, 2011

TONY
“You know who I saw yesterday?  You won’t believe it. It was my daughter and my two grandkids with her. I didn’t even know it was them when they were standing there. Then there’s a boy, he comes up to me and hands me a $5 bill. So of course I say thank you and he says that I shouldn’t be thanking him, I should thank his Mom, you know, Tanya. So there’s Tanya standing there and we talked a bit. That was a treat.”

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5 Responses to “Treat”

  1. Paul Says:

    I know this is going to sound crass, but it’s too bad they couldn’t offer Tony a home instead of $5,


  2. Sometimes the people we meet surprise us and we realise that we have much to learn from them – if only we can open ourselves to that possibility:Tony is an example of just that.

    If you want another great story of similar folks read Cabbie’s Tale at … http://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/cabbies-tale/

    Kevin

  3. Maggie Says:

    I tend to agree with Paul above. I don’t know what Tony was like to live with but I find it shocking to find out from reading some of the posts on this site that Tony had family members, like children and a sister and a nephew, and yet they couldn’t help him with a home. Especially when he was ill.

  4. Julie Says:

    It is hard to make that kind of judgment call when you don’t know the history or background. Did Tony want to live with his family? Homelessness isn’t as simple as it seems.

  5. Laurie Says:

    I agree 100% Julie.


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