Homeless in America for AARP

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This is a scan of a print that was given to the subject, Gary Seymour, so that he could write his thoughts. He wrote:.."taking buddy for his evening walk"..Ventura, California, July 21, 2010 - Gary Seymour walks with his Staffordshire terrier, Buddy, in their neighborhood. Mr. Seymour says that he walks with Buddy several times each day. "We get up at six and go to the coffee shop and take a walk up in the hills. In the evenings I walking him over to the Mission [downtown]." Mr. Seymour has been homeless off and on for the last thirty years. He currently lives in a camper parked left to him by his father that is parked in the driveway of a friend's mother. Because it is an illegal camp, Mr. Seymour is considered homeless. He says, "I work odd jobs, landscaping and whatnot to make a little money. I am trying to get back on my feet." Mr. Seymour is proud that he does not panhandle. "I earn my own living without asking people for handouts." ....