Posts Tagged ‘age’

I remember when

November 17, 2011

Hello all,
I’ve got so many notes from the many conversations we had over the years. Especially as the blog has attracted a much larger following in the last four weeks, I will write them down properly and post them. Here’s one:

TONY
“You know where I want to go to end my old age?”

PHILIP
“Where? Why are you thinking that?”

TONY
“Don’t tell me that you don’t think about it yourself. Anyway, I’m keeling over when I’m near the ocean if I can and I’ve never seen the ocean in my whole life. So that’s my way to go if you want my opinion.”

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Death of a salesman

January 26, 2011

TONY
“Well that’s another of us gone. Did you know that Marty’s dead?  He just died over the weekend.”

PHILIP
“Who’s Marty?”

TONY
“You know the short homeless guy who was selling the newspapers in front of Sobey’s just down Ronces?  Well he died.”

PHILIP
“Sure, I remember him but I didn’t know his name was Marty. He seemed a nice guy to me.”

TONY
“He was saying how he was feeling terrible and went to the hospital on Saturday and he had a heart attack and he died Sunday. You know he was turning 50 next week, eh?”

PHILIP
“You mean 60? He couldn’t have been just 49. He looked way too old for being 49.”

TONY
“Well let me tell you, he put a lot of things into himself in his life that shouldn’t have been put in there — and he liked a drink too so you know what I mean.”

Romeo and Juliet

January 20, 2011

TONY
“I saw her again the other day. You know the one, blond one I told you about that I would just fall in love with in a heartbeat, you know the one who’s doing the acting and stuff.”

PHILIP
“And then …”

TONY
“Well she touched me on the shoulder, right there, and I just about melted right there, if you know what I mean. ”

PHILIP
“And then what?

TONY
“Well, you know, she’s the kind I’d want to change up my whole life for. Well, you know I’m too old anyway.”

PHILIP
“You’re never too old, you know.”

TONY
“That’s true, I gotta say, everything is possible. “

499!

November 5, 2010

Hi everyone,
This is the 499th posting since we began our blog just a hair more than four years ago. [We (i.e., Philip) were too enthused to wait until the next one. ]

When we launched, so far as we knew, HomelessManSpeaks.com was the first blog to ongoingly express the words of an ongoingly homeless person.

Thank you to our many friends and readers. Your ongoing presence has provided us with a unique and extraordinary experience, weird as it has sometimes been. We expect more of the same.

Tony and Philip

Chill factor

March 22, 2010

TONY
“Boy, you could really tell that my body’s old. Last night, I was up near the drugstore, you know, up at Howard Park and Ronces and I was shivering my you-know-what off with all my sweaters and my coat, and there comes this kid on his bike, he doesn’t even have a shirt on. Makes me cold just thinking about it.”

Unsafe at any speed

November 12, 2009

Welts on Tonys leg - Nov 12 2009

TONY
“Check these out. I had to go across the bridge five times for my friend, you know, and I’ve been banging myself up. I’m getting too old for this bike.”

The eyes of an age

October 2, 2008

Knucke bump

PHILIP
“Who are you waving to?”

TONY
“That the Police Supervisor’s car. I know all the older guys. Problem is, sometimes the rookies are pretty suspicious of me.”

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