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Sign of the Times

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In my limited range of travels thus far I have witnessed many events and scenes with my camera. This however is a scene that gripped at my heart more then others.


The sign reads:

"Layed off! Been evicted! Have 2 kids! Need Work! PLEASE HELP! Thanks"


This has to be a difficult and humiliating decision for a father to make. He refused to show his face and as traffic stopped at the intersection he further covered his face and turn away from the intersection wiping his eyes. It was a difficult scene to watch.


Unfortunately for me I had nothing but credit cards on me at the time. When I was leaving the area another vehicle pulled up and was talking to the man and when I returned he was gone. I can only assume the person in the car had it in their heart to help him and his family. DId I mention, it appeared they were in the vehicle next to me watching me, I hadn't noticed till I pulled away.


In the crippeling economy this sign is going to be seen on many more corners and intersections through out our nation.

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Taken on June 6, 2009