Howard Street – 1948
Dad? Ummmm? Where are we? San Francisco I know we’re in the City I mean, WHERE are we? Oh – on Howard Street Is this Uncle Howard’s street? No, it’s just a name What are all those people doing? Walking Well yes, but what are they doing? Just walking And they all have heavy coats. Why? It’s cold and they are trying to keep warm They walk and wear heavy coats to stay warm. But why don’t they go home where it’s warm? They don’t have a home. Dad, can I have a donut? Sure, let’s go up 2nd street to Uncle Miltie’s
10 May 2017
NB: I remember this scene, driving up Howard Street with my father, just like it was yesterday. All those men, and some women. Some things you just never forget.
— Beto ‘Riginale