the kitchen on pine street

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“What goes on in there?” George asked Rob as they passed the slovenly neighborhood hovel.

His friend explained, “That’s the only hangout many of the homeless in our county have.”

“We let them into our soup kitchen from 11:45 until 12:45 six days a week for lunch. The rest of the time they come here to talk and to get to know each other. Other than that most of them live on the streets.”

“We don’t butt into anyone’s private life. Just treat each one with respect. They’re quite a motley bunch of characters we have here.”

Thanks to David Stewart for this week’s photo prompt and to Rochelle Wisoff~Fields for being our ringleader for our weekly Friday Fictioneers.

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11 comments

  1. Fort Lauderdale recently made headlines for one of our senior citizens caring enough for those in need by bringing them food, and was arrested for it.

    They would arrest Christ here, along with Gandhi, Lincoln, Carter, Mother Theresa, Nightingale, and need I go on? But it’s not just here, is it?

    Keep up the good work. Randy

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  2. Good story, Larry. I saw on TV once where some people were running a center for the homeless that gave them a home address and telephone number so they could fill out employment forms. I couldn’t believe how a few people in the audience verbally attacked those people. It stems from fear of one day finding themselves in the same situation. They want to believe those homeless all did something that caused their situation so if they, the audience members, lived right and didn’t make those mistakes the homeless made, they’d never find themselves in that situaltion. Well done. —- Suzanne

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