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Web Exclusive: Houston's Flower Man

With the help of AA, he went from living on Skid Row to having his house highlighted on the tourist trail

"I had a spiritual experience, with a vision of images of brightly colored flowers."

I was born and raised in rural Mississippi. Work was hard to come by, but finally I had a chance at a well paying job in California. My family put together enough money for me to travel by Greyhound bus, with a little extra cash to help get me settled as I began working in California. The bus trip included a stopover in Houston, and when given the chance to disembark, take a break, and get a glimpse of the big city, I did not hesitate.

During the stopover I met some friendly folks who invited me to share some of their Thunderbird wine. I drank another and another with those friendly... Login to read more
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