I guess what led to my being homeless is bad family structure. My parents are divorced and both live out of town. I was staying with one of me step sisters but I just couldn’t tolerate it anymore. My step sisters all have their own problems. Most of them have kids and just don’t have any room. One of them uses drugs, the others like to gamble. I don’t want to live with them. There are shelters, so I really don’t have to go that route. I’ve done a lot of different work before, I washed cars, worked as a landscaper, a press operator, and I did silk screening. That’s a business I’d really like to open myself. I’d like to get up some money and open a silk screen printing shop kinda like Daffy Dan’s, but in Georgia. I want to go and live near my father.
I’ve been having a hard time finding a job that pays a decent wage. I might call my father and go back to Georgia to look for work till I can open my own place.
Copyright NEOCH and the Homeless Grapevine published 1998 Issue 25