Bert toasts his hobo brothers with a fresh cup of canned heat.
Inspired by my friend, Dr. Sexton, who sent me a link today to wikiHow’s How to Become a Hobo.
I’m getting the sense from some people that there’s a sub-conscious yearning for Depression-era conditions in all this world-wide economic downward spiral. Perhaps there’s a feeling that we could use some of the lessons our grandparents and great grandparents learned by forced Depression-era scrimping and saving — that we’ve taken (and taught our children to take) for granted — and as our ‘birthright’ — a life of endless new stuff, comforts, and joys on credit.
Knowing Dr. Sexton, he’s just looking for some new hard-times-inspired music to start spilling forth.
Background photo credit: Freight cars of narrow gauge railway, Telluride, Colorado 1940. Russell Lee