Oct 16, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
So my own mother and a number of her friends - ladies in their 60's and 70's - society matrons, some would call them - have been out helping the protesters in The City and down in San Jose. These ladies are using their influence socially and with their own money are buying healthy restaurant foods, coffees and teas from Starbucks, gift certificates. The ladies are seeking permission from clergy heads for the protesters to pitch their tents on various church properties. They're obtaining legal services for those protesters who get themselves arrested. My mother said she has worked tirelessly and enjoyed talking with a lot of the people. Most of them, she said are "Kids who answered the call for activists, and they are mainly there for the food. Many of them are just going from one cause to another, and aren't really sure what this is all about. They are hungry, and many are living in tents. We are asking the local clergy to help them and we are calling on the chief of police to stop arresting them. Most of them are just kids or unfortunate lost souls after all. My friends and I want to help comfort them and be sure they're not hungry or unduly harmed."