Homeless in Tupelo

Homeless in Tupelo

There are 14 comments on the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal story from Oct 7, 2007, titled Homeless in Tupelo. In it, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that:

BY DANZA JOHNSON Daily Journal TUPELO - Every morning for the past two years, Jimmy Miller has woken up, taken a good stretch and prayed that he makes it another day.

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liane

New Albany, MS

#1 Oct 7, 2007
i have been homeless with three kids. poeple that have a place to hang there heads down at night and not worry about how to feed there kids don't want to be told about this. they think that it isn't there problem. i have always have said that there is no compation any more. if rich folk would live in my shoes that i wore when i was homeless they would not know what to do. i want to chalenge those rich folks to go out for a week with not one penny to there name and find out how hard it is to find food and a place to put your head down for a good nights sleep. i have gotten back on my feet by myself. i didn't want help in doing that. now i on my own home. payed it off in three years. it is not that pretty but it is mine. the rich have fancy homes and in debt up to there eyeballs. just walk in my shows for a week you rich folks and you find out what makes you happy. food and a roof over your head. thank you for writeing this artile. it needed to be addressed. liane fehrle.
white boy in tupelo

Franklin, TN

#2 Oct 11, 2007
I can't imagine what you went through. I have never been there, and hope I never will. I dont have alot and i am in debt up to my eyeballs. But your story is very encouraging. I am saddened by the fact that many homeless people don't want help. They feel like they got themselves into that situation and they can get themselves out. But there are many people out there willing to help. I am one of them. And i am sure i am not alone. It's like the man stuck on his roof in a flood"he prayed to God to help him get off the roof. A man came by in a boat, he said no thanks God will save me. Another guy came by in a canoe, he said no thanks God will save me. A helicopter came to rescue him, he said no thanks God will save me. Well when he died he asked God why He did'nt save him, God said"I sent you 2 boats and a helicopter.
TLC

Nashville, TN

#3 Oct 17, 2007
I am a single mother with 5 children and have also been homeless. I struggle alot but have always managed to make it on my own. I bought a house, cloth my children and myself and we live a pretty decent life. God has always made a way when there would seem to be no way. My children do not get to participate in all the activities that they would like to. But, they have what they need. We are very happy. The rich are miserable, at least most of them that I know.
C2CD2

United States

#4 Oct 23, 2007
Not to sound crass, but I have a few objectives to address. I too have been victim to being on the streets. I will say, it was not for long. But I was there. But I have something to say about the comments being made in this forum. I sit here and I read and what I am reading is all about the “RICH” The rich are not the only ones who pass you by when you are in need. There are middle class, and people who are on the verge of being in the same predicament themselves. The disgust can not simply lay on the so called rich. There are some people in this world that just do care period.

Ladies, instead of showing disgust for the rich, show the “rich” what an advocate you can be. Show the people that you hold discontent for, that you are the better person by not speaking in a bad way, but by taking action to make a difference. You will be the better person for addressing the situation, and God will look greatly at you for doing so.

It does not matter what people think of you, it is what you think of yourself. Stay strong ladies, you have come a long way, as have I. I come from being on the streets with nothing to my name to having many blessings laid at my feet. Yes I did have to make application of my self will and my faith in God, but when I showed that I was willing to help myself, he helped me in other ways. Now when I see someone on the streets I make the time to stop what I am doing and be a friend. I check to see if there is something I can do to help. I have been late for many meetings and appointments, but no appointment or meeting that I have to attend is more important than trying to help those less fortunate than I.
stang

French Camp, MS

#5 Sep 11, 2012
TLC wrote:
I am a single mother with 5 children and have also been homeless. I struggle alot but have always managed to make it on my own. I bought a house, cloth my children and myself and we live a pretty decent life. God has always made a way when there would seem to be no way. My children do not get to participate in all the activities that they would like to. But, they have what they need. We are very happy. The rich are miserable, at least most of them that I know.
no one cares. Poor baby
anon

Tupelo, MS

#6 Sep 11, 2012
stang wrote:
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no one cares. Poor baby
There is caring and not the need for government handouts. I personally have been a volunteer in Tupelo and I can tell you not all homeless are equal. Some try to be better and others want the lifestyle.

Money is not the answer to being responsible for your choices.
Coonta Kentaye

Trion, GA

#7 Sep 11, 2012
Ever thought about birth control or not having sex and not bringing children into this life style. They don't deserve or ask for it.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#8 Sep 11, 2012
Coonta Kentaye wrote:
Ever thought about birth control or not having sex and not bringing children into this life style. They don't deserve or ask for it.
To many the only reason to live is to procreate. It is a culture and life style. There is something seriously wrong with the human race it puts desires over responsibility.
Katie Myers

Memphis, TN

#9 Dec 14, 2015
I'm so terrified for all the homeless people in tupelo and Pontotoc Mississippi. I want to get as many people together and go out. I want to challenge everyone including myself! Buy as many burgers and drinks as you can and let's go and feed the homeless!!! Who's with me? Who wants to change peoples frowns into happy tears and smiles :)#NewYearsResolution
Billions Wasted

Tupelo, MS

#10 Dec 15, 2015
Billions spent on free food, rent, cell phones, mass transit, health care and on and on. The homeless in Tupelo are homeless because of choice. The last thing they want is a house to maintain. The United States will begin healing when the give away free stuff is replaced with jobs and self pride. If you are on welfare and refuse to work, you are a slave and will never be free. America offers the opportunity to work. If you depend on the hand outs and refuse to work, please go home and leave America.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

#11 Dec 15, 2015
Billions Wasted wrote:
Billions spent on free food, rent, cell phones, mass transit, health care and on and on. The homeless in Tupelo are homeless because of choice. The last thing they want is a house to maintain. The United States will begin healing when the give away free stuff is replaced with jobs and self pride. If you are on welfare and refuse to work, you are a slave and will never be free. America offers the opportunity to work. If you depend on the hand outs and refuse to work, please go home and leave America.
Yeah ! Tell those worthless people to EAT CAKE .......... And DIE.
Starved to death

Tupelo, MS

#12 Dec 16, 2015
Have you had the opportunity to buy an EBT card worth $200 for $25? It is part of Oslama's stimulus package for the economy along with sidewalks to the mall that are a complete waste of taxpayer funds. Food stamps traded for sex and spice and acid and alcohol. Do not ever believe that a Washington hand out is free. Nothing in this world is free and everything given to you has strings attached. How many people can you name that have starved to death in Tupelo, Mississippi? Do you think that Tupelo is a better place to live with more Washington? Do you think that Tupelo schools have improved depending on Washington money? Do you dodge downtown Tupelo now that Washington has planted some trees and added bicycle lanes? Have you been swimming in the pool that Jr Jack built? Have you received you Christmas cash from Create? Tupelo is proud of its homeless and its Washington stimulus. Drive through some of the neighborhoods and down Rankin extended and compare to downtown where all the cash is poured over and over. Are there areas of Tupelo that are worthy of improvements other than downtown? What are the council and mayor doing other than following orders? HOMELESS AND PROUD OF IT.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

#13 Dec 16, 2015
My councilman had a stop sign installed in front of his house to stop traffic all day just so it would be easier for him to get out of his driveway when he got ready. And that makes me curious as to whether he is giving himself a sweet deal with city building inspectors. Like most of city hall he's taking care of NUMBER ONE.
Politics

Tupelo, MS

#14 Dec 17, 2015
Rod Knox wrote:
My councilman had a stop sign installed in front of his house to stop traffic all day just so it would be easier for him to get out of his driveway when he got ready. And that makes me curious as to whether he is giving himself a sweet deal with city building inspectors. Like most of city hall he's taking care of NUMBER ONE.
Running for office is all about what I can get for me. Do you have any idea of the entertainment expenses of such taxpayer funded entities like CVB and CDF and others in Tupelo? Why would any young couple remain in Tupelo with all the waste on insider entertainment. Who is buying your alcohol and any other thing an elected official might want while in Europe or in Tupelo? There are a few corporate executives that are treated like royalty. The largest bank CEO's, the urinal publisher, the head of CREATE, the head of the hospital, and a few other business men who control the commercial real estate are included in the Christmas gifts bought by the taxpayers. You can count on one thing in the daily paper and that is nothing.

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