Audience Feed Back


Hi Everyone

Lisa and I screened the 45 minutes version of His Name is Bob at the Dallas Junior League.  It was a great success, with everyone staying for the Q&A.  It really amazes me every time we screen this film, the reaction from the crowd and how much they have bonded with Bob during the film.

We answered about 20 great questions about Bob childhood, the making of the film and what Bob’s live is like now.

Thanks Junior League it was a great time.

Lisa -

I saw the article this morning before I got your email – congrats! You need to be participating in next year’s Academy Awards ceremony!

Bill

Re: About Bob the documenting story of Robert Thomas Crawford in Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate. It was so uplifting to read the article on Bob. I feel now more than ever honored and grateful for the moments we shared. May my gratitude rekindle inspiration gone dim for those who have had the privilage to know him or just crossed his path. 

I use to work in an office with 10 other people at Mockingbird Central Plaza. Bob the Vagabond use to come and visit us what seemed to be on a daily bases. Most of my co-workers and I were usually tolerant of him. Just a couple of people in our office who weren’t; I think mainly because of his smell. They were upset that we showed him any kindness at all. And that we indulged him by giving him food, drinks, and listening to his stories.

After reading his story I realize that those who really knew Bob or spent time with him was really time well spent and not in vain. He probably did more good for us than we ever did for him; you just had to love him. No matter his circumstance in life he was always cheerful. As I think back I believe he was a blessing in disguise and not a curse as he was to some. Somewhere I read, “Sometimes the cure arrives before the curse, but blinded as we mere mortals often tend to be, we fail to recognize one for what they truly are.” People like Bob are a low blow to society in the eyes of some. Heaven forbid if we should make an effort toward being nice to someone who is different from us. 

Reading Bob’s story brought tears of joy and remorse streaming down my face. Made me wish I had been even more accommodating, tolerant, and kind to him when I had the chance. When I had the time I would let him sit at my desk and just listen to his stories. Rich or poor I think what most of us want is just someone who will listen. Often he would ask me for a ride home but I always came up with an excuse why I couldn’t. But the real reason was because of his smell.  So glad he is getting his day in the sun and some glory by telling his true life story. Can’t wait till Lisa Johnson, Heather and Sebastian Lee, ( angels in human form ), bring his story to the big screen. I’ll definitely be seeing the film and checking out the web-site hisnameisbob.com.

So sorry I didn’t give Vagabond Bob a ride home the times he asked. Would of, could of, should of in hindsight. No doubt this film “His Name Is Bob” will be a lesson for all of us in tolerance toward the less fortunate. Knowing Bob I am sure it will be funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, deeply disturbing as the producers hope it will be and it should be. I believe Bob’s main purpose on earth may be to help those of us who are more fortunate gain humility and allow us  the opportunity in showing loving kindness towards others like him. His life story should remind us we can’t judge another unless we’ve walked a mile or two in their shoes. Also, hopefully bring out the best of people and understanding the true meaning of the saying, “Tis better to give than receive”. The more we give the more we are blessed. Those seeking help from us may very well be the source of our salvation.

The following is taken out of context from Isaiah 53. It’s about another survivor others have come to know and love that fits Bob’s description somewhat. “He was considered stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” I think Bob is blessed by God and under His protected wings of angels. Could be his purpose here is to share his life story and be a blessing to others. I am thankful and twice blessed to have made his acquantance. Just wish I’d taken more time, gotten to know him better, and been a better friend. 

Gail Blessing

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for posting this story.

I worked for one of the organizations, the Area Agency in Region III, Lakes Region Community Services Council Laconia, NH, that was formed to support people after the State School was closed. I worked to provide support to many of the individuals who lived there; sadly, Bob’s story is very familiar to me. This is a story that can not be told enough.

Thank you and all the best,
Bob M.

I was just told by Bob the other day about this website. I love what you are doing. Bob has been my friend for the 2 years I have worked at Whole Earth. The pastel painting, at the top of your page, I wanted to add was done by me.

Josh Strey
strey_josh@yahoo.com

Is hisnameisbob scheduled for release? I see Bob almost everyday (at the pocket) and can’t wait. The clip on your website was great, I appreciate your work. Keep me posted? Rod

thanks lisa for the link, i just think you guys have done a …great job with the doc., we all have lived a life in some …way such as bob, at some level or another, rather spirtually …or in thoughts. thank the heavens and the grace of God for …the simplicity of life.

…ray

I was taking photos at AllGood Cafe and Mike S. mentioned that you are making a documentary and I checked out your website. How wonderful that you are doing this for a man who has received so little from others. I have a couple of photos of Bob and you’re welcome to use them, if you can. They are here:

FFC @ AllGood 032307 018

FFC @ AllGood 032307 025ed

Just ask if you’d like the hi-res files. You can’t download them from Flickr.
cheers-
kate

I am interested in doing some music for this film. Ask Bob about me.

Thank you,

Jay Boy A.

Hi! My name is Michelle and I’ve watched Bob walk up and down Mockingbird for the last few years. I especially loved his 4th of July get-up as he paraded around with his collection of American flags. I’ve always wondered about him. Where he came from, what his story is. I was at Jason’s Deli last night with my family and Bob was there passing out his cards. He introduced himself to my 16 month-old son Harrison. Someone was there with him and I wanted to ask about Bob, but I didn’t want to seem nosy or intrusive. So as soon as we got home, I checked out the website and watched the film. What an amazing story! If there’s anything I can do for Bob, please let me know. How’s the fundng for the film coming? Has anyone thought of a sponsored run (like through Run-On) for Bob and the film? I think there have to be so many people like me. People who have seen him walk up and down Mockingbird for years but have never taken the time to stop and meet him. I’m sure if people just had the chance to meet him and see his story, they would want to help. Thanks for putting a clip of the film on-line. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help even if it’s with everyday things like food or clothing for Bob or helping to raise $ for the film. His story and his easy, loving manner with my little guy really touched me.
Thanks!
Michelle

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