Loaves and Fishes
Urban housing; Rivergate area, Madison, Tennessee
Born and raised in Memphis, Aaron used to shine shoes at Warren’s Barber Shop when he was a kid. He went to school with Issac Hayes and joined the Army as soon as he was old enough. A trained machine gunner, Aaron went to sniper school right on the cusp of the Vietnam War. He missed combat but just barely. After the Army Aaron went to school and ended up working in the morgue at Baptist Hospital. When that got dull he did a turn in the Navy. The war was nearly over by then. After the Navy, Aaron filled a variety of positions including Plant Manager, bio-hazard courier and in the days before his official retirement, day laborer. Every time I ever saw him he had a perfect (double military) crease in his pants. I would’ve asked if he ironed them himself except I already knew the answer.
(excerpted from Food for Thought, a project on hunger in middle Tennessee)
Here are a few words from Mr. Seay (pictured above) about his food stamps and a bonafide church hymn from Mr. Ernest Tyree of Lebanon, Tennessee. It isn’t difficult to find facts online about hunger or as they like to call it now: food insecurity, but it is difficult to find ideas about how to end it.
The Last Supper
Neighbors Trish and Jesse discuss the virtues of Red Lobster. Love you guys, wherever you are.
Here are a few words from Mr. Seay (pictured below) about his food stamps and a bona fide church hymn from Mr. Ernest Tyree. (St. Joseph’s Storehouse, Lebanon Tennessee)