Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It's in the bag, one mans life

Frank Hatfield, age 88 at market
Photo: Mike Kepka, San Francisco Chronicle
  Frank is a tall man at 6 feet 3 inches and he used to carry a backpack, until he fell down.  Now he uses a "system" of plastic bags he believes will help him keep his balance, because they're lower to the ground.
  In one bag there's his bus pass, in another a magnifying glass and his apartment key, other's hold the goods he buys at market each day, he has precious little space for storage of food.
  He lives on the top floor of the Italian American Hotel on Sansome Street in San Francisco, his rent is $311.00 per month, it's crowded in the one small room, he has quite a collection of reading materials.  He has lived in this apartment for 38 years.
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Frank at home
Photo: Mike Kepka, San Francisco Chronicle

1 comment:

  1. Was trying to find him last year--my Dad knew him about 60 years ago and I havent seen him in about 15---glad to see he's still kickin'!! Hell of a guy !!