The Big Issue : Edition 467
THEBIGISSUE12–25SEP2014 7 STREETSHEET Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends All contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work. For the latest Big Issue news visit thebigissue.org.au or find us on: • facebook The Big Issue Australia • twitter @thebigissue REMEMBERING BRIAN The Big Issue community has lost a great friend with the recent death of former Queensland State Manager Brian Stephenson (pictured). We remember him for the care and support he offered others. Brian will be sorely missed by the Queensland vendors. Tammy sells The Big Issue in Brisbane. Brian was the leader and Sharon was his assistant, the fair justice man dealing with some difficult cases. Farewell. May he rest in peace. Ted sells The Big Issue in West End, Brisbane. TABLE MANNERS On a visit to rest-u-rants I went to dine At a traditional restaurant. There was Munich German meal order. Then there was Brussels. It was Table Manners for the patrons. A feast was ordered. Then I went to England. There were small quaint restaurants. A course meal was ordered. I am a restaurant patron. Enjoy the Nobel Table Manners Of those countries. Maree sells The Big Issue in Civic, Canberra. SALES AND STRIKES I sell a lot of mags and I go bowling two nights a week. When I first started playing I didn’t bowl well. But I bowled a 197 first game last week. I have made friends through bowling and working at The Big Issue. I like the work I do, and I meet people when I work on my pitches. A lot of people talk to me, and I get good comments. All the people that buy from me think the magazine is a good read. Ricky H sells The Big Issue on Rundle Street, Adelaide. A WINTER WARMER I loved the group of young people who held an impromptu party at the corner of Pitt and Bathurst Streets, complete with music and dancing at 7am one morning. It cheered me up and took the chill out of an otherwise cold winter day. Stuart B sells The Big Issue at Museum Station, Sydney. BIRTH OF A POEM Words...images...rustle leaves of creativity In a sudden breeze of imagination A whirlwind of words spin from mind yarn Poem seeds fall on page Kathy sells The Big Issue on Prince Street in Busselton. LIFE LETTERS Dear Quit Journal, I have decided to have one, by myself. Love me x Dear Street Diary, I get to the street a bit paranoid, people look at me, then I get this uncanny (x) man kind of feeling. Love me x Dear House Diary, It’s actually the only house I’ve got to live in. By the way, Dad, don’t call me Shirley. Did you get it? Love me x Conrad sells The Big Issue in Melbourne. Recently I did a 5km run/walk for Servants Community Housing for The Age Run Melbourne. I went in there to seehowwellIwouldgo–Iwasinthe last group and finished in 53 minutes and 43 seconds. A lot better than I thought I would have done. It won’t be my last run/walk – I will be doing it again for some time. Michael F sells The Big Issue at North Melbourne Station. SMILES ALL AROUND A big thank you needs to go to Pitt St Dental Centre. They do amazing work and they are warm and open-hearted, making a positive change by helping people in the community and offering the best dental work around. A personal thank you to Dr Andy Kumar, Malina and Val. Keep changing the world! Thank you. Scott W sells The Big Issue at Kings Cross, Sydney. Pitt Street Dental Centre generously assisted with Scott’s dental work.