Lost and Found
Juan — There was a girl in her early twenties who would come to the shelter for breakfast. She was in Tijuana to look for her boyfriend. One day I was reading the paper [while stationed at the door] and I saw her picture. The paper reported that the girl was from southern Mexico and that her family was in Tijuana to look for her. We talked to the girl the next time she came in and convinced her to return home.
There was an older man who had not seen his son for five years. The father came to the shelter looking for him. The father showed us his son's picture but he did not look familiar. When the son, a United States veteran, finally turned up, he looked nothing like he did in his picture. He was thin and frail. Crystal methane had eaten him up. His family took him home.