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This is Jack Briggs, and I am homeless.

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Jack Briggs, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Peter Apruzzese

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    Glad to see there's a good conclusion awaiting you. You know we'll have your back if you ever need something, so please stay in touch whenever possible here. Whatever the politics, you paid into SS for years, so you have earned your right to it.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    Jack:


    I don't think I'm being too presumptuous when I say that you just made the day for a lot of people here.


    To hear from you...and to hear some good news...is a great thing. Thanks for letting us know and please don't be a stranger to these pages.
     
  3. Josh Steinberg

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    Hi Jack, I am so glad to hear that there's some light at the end of the tunnel coming your way. It's great to hear from you under any circumstances.

    For what it's worth - I have absolutely no regrets about doing what little I could to help in that situation, and I would imagine everyone here would feel the same. You had an opportunity to try something different, and it didn't work out as you had hoped, but you felt like you had to try. It takes a bit of bravery to move to an unfamiliar place under the best of circumstances, even more so when the situation is less than ideal. I'm sorry it didn't work as you had hoped, but as far as I'm concerned, it was a gutsy thing to try and I'm in awe of you for giving it a shot.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Believe me, guys: There's a big smile on my face as I read these replies. No, Mike, you guys made my day. (Smiling sure is fun. :) )
     
  5. Clinton McClure

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    Best birthday present I got this year.
     
  6. Sam Posten

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    Thanks for the update Jack, glad you are safe and sound!
     
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    Great to hear from you, Jack! Even better to hear your long, strange journey appears to be nearing an end. I'll hoist a cold one in your name after I go to see 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm next month. :D Hope to see you around here more often.
     
  8. Cees Alons

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    For me too!


    Great to hear from you Jack.

    And even greater it's going to work finally. And what Peter said: after paying for SS so many years, please are some allowed to get paid when necessary?


    Best of luck, best of health and we're so glad you're one of us!



    Cees
     
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  9. Carabimero

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    I'm late to this thread (just discovered it today), but wanted to wish you all the best. I digested much of it this evening and hope some words from your first post will stay with me for a while: "Appreciate what you have."


    Thanks Jack, for your openness, your fortitude, and most of all your spirit.


    All the best in luck, health, and the future.
     
  10. ManW_TheUncool

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    Woah! Jack, so sorry that life has dealt you such a very tough hand these last few years. Only just now came across this thread when I spotted it on the "Recent Topics" shortlist (due to the latest update) -- I haven't been that regular on HTF myself in recent years and also don't often drop into this section when I do visit.


    Glad to hear that the "light" looks realistically in view now... though there's still some ways to go.


    I missed out on the community helping hand offered at the beginning, but would very gladly offer what help I can now... now that you've found your way back here again. Is your PayPal account (set up at the beginning) still active and working for you?


    Let us know what additional help we (or I anyway) can offer... perhaps at least to help you get from now til that "light" still some ways off...


    Shalom...


    _Man_


    PS: IF you could use additional help from caring people right there in LA (beyond those working at the shelter and any others you've befriended), let me know that as well. I have a couple (reasonably well connected) friends in LA who might possibly be of help -- let me know via PM or email and I'll try connecting you w/ them, if that sounds like a good lead for you...
     
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    Jack,


    It is great to hear from you, and to know that the future looks brighter for you. Please continue to drop in when you are able and let us know how things are progressing. As you can tell, a lot of folks here have you in their thoughts.
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    ... and the smile on my face continues unabated. You people are so, so good. As for any offers made in previous posts, let me think about them. Again, I am touched. Thank you all for your sentiments and good wishes. It means so much.
     
  13. Dheiner

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    Jack's back!!!


    Great to heart from you, Jack. Please do keep us posted.
     
  14. BrianW

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    Thanks for the update, Jack. We love you, too, in case you hadn't noticed. It gladdens my heart to know you have an "out" to look forward to soon. Let us know what we can do to help you survive and cope until August.
     
  15. Adam Lenhardt

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    Has anybody heard from Jack lately? Hope he's doing well.
     
  16. Mike Frezon

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    I'm afraid it's been a little more than two years that I've heard from Jack.
     
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    Tino

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    With all these 2001 threads I would have loved to hear Jack’s thoughts. :(
     

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