“Sue,” 55 and J.D., 62, have been together for about three years. They live in the same building but in different shelters and aren’t allowed to visit each other at night.
How did you two meet?
J.D.: Well I was minding my business, and she threw a stone at me.
Sue: I would say hello… I thought he was obnoxious.
J.D.: I asked her for a kiss and I haven’t been able to get rid of her since.
Sue: Who did you say I reminded you of?
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
Sue: I’ll let him chose that.
J.D.: Don’t want to spit it out right now! I have a little surprise.
J.D.: Motel, hotel!
Sue: I think that’s what we done after [last] Valentine’s Day, now that I think about it.
How did your relationship help you deal with being homeless?
Sue: To have someone to be able to talk to… and feel safe too.
J.D.: I don’t want her to be on the street when it gets dark.
Sue: When we first met, you weren’t homeless. He was staying at the sister’s. Then he stayed at the shelter to be close to me. He’s my knight in shining armor.