1. The poem from yesterday is called “Tahoe in August.”
2. Here’s a key to symbols used by hobos to communicate with each other.
3. The origin of the word “hobo” comes from “hoe boy,” which stems from the post-Civil War South, when farm boys would go out with their hoes in search of farm work.
4. The bundle-at-the-end-of-a-stick-thing hobos carry over their shoulder is called a “bindlestick.” I don’t know the orign of that term.
5. Have you ever wanted a hobo name? Here’s a list of 700 hobo names. Some have been illustrated. They come from a book. It’s a long story. (My top hobo name picks for today: #153, Slo-Mo Deuteronomy; #614, Salad-Fork Ron; and #335, Crispy-Whiskery.)
HOURS of fun to be had on this blog, folks…