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Getting Home Safely

Leslie Brown

Obviously we try to stick to AMERICAN stories here, but this story about a couple of our British “cousins” was so dang good I couldn’t control my uuurrrrges, as my little brother would say.

O.K. y’all; now I’m always telling you how wonderful my parents are, and it is all true. But one time, they made a mistake….Somehow daddy got his dates messed up on the arrival date for my youngest daughter and I to fly up and see my folks in the D.C. area.

If we had flown into Reagan International, we could have just taken the Metro straight practically to their door…but noooooo. This time we flew into Baltimore (in the “Socialist State of Maryland”, as my daddy calls it). At night. Good times. FYI, Democrat run cities are not-so-safe.

Einstein here has no cash which is necessary for the bus to TAKE us to the metro. My parents were already in their pajamas F.Y.I. In the “getting on and getting off” of a bus for which I didn’t have the five bucks for, I almost got my suitcase mixed up with that of some random strangers….oy.

Eventually we took a “Super Shuttle” type van/bus and got to my parent’s house at “late thirty.” The “mixing up” travel dates is apparently a genetic condition, because I have it too.

Mmm K., now back to the Brits, well this cute little college gal (who is an “Autumn” I believe) lost her bank card, and was stranded without a way to make it back home to her “flat”. A homeless man upon hearing her plight gave her the very last of the money he had so that she could take a cab home; he must be a father.

The college girl was so touched, she vowed to stay on the streets overnight to fund- raise for the man and try to raise enough money so that he would have a place to lay his head. I just love this story.

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen lost her bank card, but only realized this when she went to grab money for a cab.

“I suddenly realized that I had no money and a homeless man approached me with his only change of £3,” Dominique said. “He insisted I took it to pay for a taxi to make sure I got home safe.”

On December 16, 2014, Dominique will spend 24 hours living on the streets with him to raise money and help him get back on his feet.

“He has been homeless for seven months through no fault of his own and he can’t get work due to having no address. And I simply can’t just give him the money, I have to go through the right channels so I will be spending 24 hours through the day and night as a homeless person to understand the difficulties they face each day.”(1)

What if spent our energies thinking up KIND things to do for people instead of mean things?

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homeless brit

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