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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Get by with a Little From my Friends




Wanted to share this amazing story about Leo Grand, a homeless man, an unlikely friendship with Patrick McConlogue and Logan Ury.

He's asked how he keeps such a positive attitude and his answer, FAITH and FRIENDS.  My mind immediately thought of the Beetles song, "I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends", thus the blog post title.

As I watched this video the 2nd time in order to get the names correctly, I wondered why the police didn't return his computer, how sad it is that a man not bothering anyone, sleeping on a park bench is arrested, and what happened to him since this story.

Here's the link to the mobile app, Trees for Cars, click HERE The app gets good reviews.  If you're living in or working in an area with lots of folks, car pools are indeed a good idea.  Reduce your costs, reduce the wear on your automobile, reduce your pollution and support Leo, a homeless man.  The app costs a mere .99.  I see from some of the comments, some folks have purchased the app, even if they can't use it because where they live....in order to support Leo's brilliance.  I work 4.5 miles from my house, I'm unusual, if it weren't for odd hours I could walk it; but most people spend hours in the car coming and going to work.  Please check it out.

Doing a google search I found that Leo Grand and Patrick McConlogue had been on the Today Show in 2013.  I also found that while he has earned some money from the app, he is still homeless...that was dated May of 2014.

8 comments:

  1. Good Anne Sweeney, you were able to post a comment. What options did you use, did you get a captcha, are you a blogger or do you have a google account?

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  2. Interesting story. Sure hope Leo has an apartment now. As for the app, it is a good idea. I drive 25 miles one way to work and I work from 4 to 10 PM. Car pooling is out for me.
    I am glad some others are able to post. I hope more people will try!

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    1. Thank you SSeger for visiting and commenting, much appreciated. I found the story fascinating and am disappointed to see so few have read and commented about it. I plan to continue to check to see if and when he gets an apartment. I do hope some folks purchase and use the app sounds awesome for folks in big cities who work regular hours.

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  3. I also hope Leo is off the streets and you are able to see this post.

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  4. Thank you Aggie for popping in reading the post and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Could you tell me if you're a blogger, or used gmail signature etc.

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  5. I trying to comment, logged into to google my comment is gone. Now I am going to try anonymous. Amy

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    1. It worked with your google, since your name and picture is there. Thanks Amy, appreciate the help. Hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.

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