OK- quite possibly- not his "given-name"……
was actively hustlin’ folks for some change outside of Johnny’s Diner and Grill in Logan Square, when I 1st spotted him through the windows….
(quite a crowd in front of LuLa’s to "work"!)
Later- while I was sitting on a Park bench in
The Logan Oval (not a Square.not a Circle- an Oval-OK! ?!)
he asked me for some dough while I was on the phone w/ Momma- and-I told him
"come back in 5 minutes",while carrying on w/ my "good-Son-check-in-on-Momma"
Well- after- unsuccessful attempts to shoo him away-twice,
I invited him to sit and hang /
& Geronimo shared that:
A) he WASN’T homeless- he slept in a Hotel (The Millford on Milwaukee Ave)
B) he was HUNGRY– hadn’t had a Hot Meal in a Day! ;(
C) He was Schizophrenic- but on Med’s…
D) He’s a South Sider- Likes Soul Music and Luther (Vandross)
E) Hadn’t worked in a while due to his Medical/Mental Condition…
anyway- after shootin-the-shit (and an image or two), we walked back to Johnny’s- and I asked the waitress to take his order- he got an Egg Sandwich- on White Bread- and,
I let Geronimo know- it’d be OK to sit inside and eat if he liked-
but he preferred to have his sammy on the "terrace" (outside)…..and we parted ways……
Take-it-Easy – Geronimo!
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