Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homeless in Shawnee, OK: Jose

Photo by Al Griffin
I met Josè near the Library in Shawnee as he sat under a low tree with several other men. We visited for a short time about his life on the street and how he got there. 

I asked him where he was from originally and he said the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Then he grinned when I said I didn't meet a lot of Canadians named Josè. He said his mother just loved the name and would not consider another when she named him.

Josè seemed to be at ease living on the street. He laughed a lot as he talked and seemed to enjoy the conversation.