December 1, 2022

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A Denver homeless man, known as the keeper of East Colfax, has nothing. But he still creates a Thanksgiving feast to share.

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Last Thanksgiving, Tony Jones scrounged together more than $100 in food stamps to buy three turkeys, mounds of mashed potatoes and gravy, and macaroni and cheese from King Soopers.

It was a fitting, and a bit lavish, meal for a man who lives on the streets of downtown Denver — one he shared with about 80 other homeless residents.

“And they ate all the food, thank God,” Jones, 63, said. “All they left me with was the carcass. I didn’t even get my turkey leg.”

A year later, Jones still doesn’t have much. He often sleeps in his car, a brown Subaru with a starter that won’t turn over and tape over the driver’s side window because someone smashed it with a rock.

And he’s dying. He’s supposed to be dead already.

Yet, despite his battle with…

Erica Breunlin

2022-11-24 03:25:00

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