100 Strangers: Kansas City, MO

Velmos (My Grandfather)

 "... I remember that day I was working at the sand mill. That whole day I was trying to  figure out what I was going to name him. After hours of working and thinking, I finally figured it out! I called your grandmother to tell her the news. I told her 'I think I'm going to name him Alonzo, I really like that name'. After that, it was a done deal. Your granddaddy picked out that name all by himself..." - Velmos Williams Sr. (My Grandfather)   R.I.P. August 15th, 2015   

"... I remember that day I was working at the sand mill. That whole day I was trying to  figure out what I was going to name him. After hours of working and thinking, I finally figured it out! I called your grandmother to tell her the news. I told her 'I think I'm going to name him Alonzo, I really like that name'. After that, it was a done deal. Your granddaddy picked out that name all by himself..." - Velmos Williams Sr. (My Grandfather) 

R.I.P. August 15th, 2015

 

100 Strangers: MCI Airport, Kansas City, MO

Jonathan

 

"I'm heading to Sugarland, TX to visit some family. My father use to be a pastor for a church out there. He's been a pastor for about 20 years now. People ask me if I'm trying to follow in his footsteps. I tell them regardless of what I choose to do in life, it'll always be a ministry. It may not be in the form of preaching but it'll still be a ministry. A ministry can be anything from preaching in a church to plumbing. It all boils down to what you're truly passionate about.  

Too many people think they need money to live a passionate life. So they end up getting degrees for jobs that they eventually end up hating. But if you're truly passionate about something, you'll put your heart into it no matter what your financial circumstance may be." - Jonathan

100 Strangers: Sinclair Gas Station, Danville, MO

Norma

    "This is currently my 4th marriage. I've been married to my husband for about 15 years. I can't really tell you what makes a marriage work, but for me, me and my husband do for each other. I think that's what has kept us together for so long... It's the most important thing to me. That and being truthful with each other. I haven't been able to attend church because I'm always working here on Sundays. But keeping God in the center of the marriage helps a great deal as well."- Norma

 

"This is currently my 4th marriage. I've been married to my husband for about 15 years. I can't really tell you what makes a marriage work, but for me, me and my husband do for each other. I think that's what has kept us together for so long... It's the most important thing to me. That and being truthful with each other. I haven't been able to attend church because I'm always working here on Sundays. But keeping God in the center of the marriage helps a great deal as well."- Norma

100 Strangers: Canfield Dr., Ferguson, MO

Ace

    "... I'm the one who recorded that cellphone footage of Mike Brown laid out on the street.  Man they just left the brother on the ground with his brains blown out for hours. It just wasn't right. But the one thing I always wanted to change about this place has already happened...after Mike Brown, they started cracking down on these police for harassing us for no reason. Before the incident, we couldn't walk 5 seconds without seeing a cop riding down the street asking us for our info. It's crazy man, how it was all crowded and full of chaos. From the tear gas to the riots. Now things are as quiet as they've ever been."- Ace Johnson

 

"... I'm the one who recorded that cellphone footage of Mike Brown laid out on the street.  Man they just left the brother on the ground with his brains blown out for hours. It just wasn't right. But the one thing I always wanted to change about this place has already happened...after Mike Brown, they started cracking down on these police for harassing us for no reason. Before the incident, we couldn't walk 5 seconds without seeing a cop riding down the street asking us for our info. It's crazy man, how it was all crowded and full of chaos. From the tear gas to the riots. Now things are as quiet as they've ever been."- Ace Johnson