Bill says he is an “Army Brat” so he’s pretty much from everywhere. He came to New Orleans to get away from a bad situation and to follow his dream of working on a river tugboat.
At first, Bill tried to look for a work but could not find employment. Plus, because he does not have a proper ID, he could not get the document needed to work on tugboats. Being resourceful, Bill started to make necklaces to sell.
Just before I started to record Bill’s interview; a waitress at the restaurant right next to us told me that Bill knows more about what was going on than anyone inside.
Bill sleeps in an abandoned building with three other homeless people. They watch each other back.
Bill is still working on getting the ID needed to work on tugboats. He says it’s a way of life that will take care of all that he needs. I hope Bill can get on a boat before the cold hits.
Bill wished that people would stop stereotyping others. Such an awesome wish!
***If you are in or near New Orleans Bill I need to get in contact with Bill. I misplaced the paper he wrote his Facebook info on. I would like to help him sell his necklaces online.