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# 95879 15-Jan-2012 19:09

Hmm a little sad now.

I used to work at Tory street for a few years. I saw Blanket Man every day, he was always there. Sometimes on the way to work he was already up and smoking a can, making me jealous of having to sit in an office for hours. Always nodding and smiling to passers by, proving that if you really want to you can live an alternative life.

I hope he found his peace.

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  # 569190 15-Jan-2012 19:15
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freitasm: If you don't know Ben Hana, he was Wellington's Blanket Man.



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  # 569192 15-Jan-2012 19:30
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I used to walk past him each day when I worked in central wellington, remember the odd time when someone gave him a small stereo and pretty much half of courtenay place could hear him blasting The Rock FM (bless him), I guess the ipod followed later but I did see some dodgy folk like glue-sniffers hanging out with him too.

RIP Blanketman, hope you found peace brother

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  # 569195 15-Jan-2012 19:34
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  # 569214 15-Jan-2012 20:27
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On trademe?

 
 
 
 


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  # 569322 16-Jan-2012 09:13
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Killing your mate while drunk driving, alcoholism, substance abuse, being homeless and would flop out his john and make rude remarks to women...

Sounds like a loser tbh.

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  # 569329 16-Jan-2012 09:24
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I used to walk/pass downwind of him every day.

It was like walking pass a sewer Frown

Move On. No loss here.

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  # 569337 16-Jan-2012 09:41
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Zippity: I used to walk/pass downwind of him every day.

It was like walking pass a sewer Frown

Move On. No loss here.


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  # 569340 16-Jan-2012 09:54
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Zippity: I used to walk/pass downwind of him every day.

It was like walking pass a sewer Frown

Move On. No loss here.


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