The Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us. You know, Thanksgiving, the solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and that season that brought us all to Oakland every year, New Year's...
Got plans? Got strong feelings about the season? Tell all!
Just got back from the sunrise service at Red Rocks. Pretty spectacular! And this year it didn't snow! :-) Have a grate day everyone. Like an angel standing in a shaft of light rising up to paradise you know I'm going to shine ...
"Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"
complete with balloons and Sugar Magnolia!
that is so great. What they all said.
come to mind . Well YES YOU ARE !! That is the most kindest thing I have heard in such a long time . WOW ! Thank you Lamagonzo and thanks to your wife !!
Lamagonzo, you are the epitome of the true holiday spirit. Thanks for the inspiring story. We should all follow your example. All the best to you, man!
God Bless you, man.......that kinda stuff takes a lot of heart and patience
What a wonderful Christmas tradition
Lamagonzo, what a shining example of holiday spirit. Thanks for sharing that!
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
As is our custom, my wife and I ignored the family on this day and drove around to the usual places rounding up the usual suspects (under bridges, the woods. the downtown places where the homeless are known to hang) and picked up the flotsam and jetsam of our society. We took them home and offered a shower. When everybody was clean as they wanted to be and medicated as they wanted to be we set the table and offered them a feast. We listened to a variety of tunes and played games and had the football game on (w/o sound) and generally had a great time, making a lot of new friends. We let people sleep over and sleep in and took them back to wherever they wanted to be a few at a time, giving each a bottle of wine if it wasn't against their meds, if this is what they truly wanted, to save them from panhandling for a few hours.
We only do it a couple of times a year and know it is not the answer to their problems. But it is a break from the brutal cold and hard streets for 24 hours. and, truth be told, I much prefer it to the company of my family.
To anybody thinking of doing this, be careful. The homeless are homeless for a reason and you never really know who could be violent, etc., etc.. Use good judgement. It always works out for us, we've never had a problem...
That should be a Trivia question...
Merry Christmas & all that Jazz