Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tales of an American Hobo--#67 finished

Kind of interesting thoughts of a person that rode the rails back in the '30's and '40's and so on.  An interesting period of history where people just kind of walk off and either thumbed rides or jumped on a train and went somewhere else.  Earned living by doing some day work on farms or businesses and then moved on again.  A nomadic lifestyle that isn't really possible today.  Back then though there were thousands and thousands living like this.  Makes me kind of wonder what do the restless people of today do?  After you earn some money maybe RV around or motorcycle but what does a 20 something do?  There are still buses running for cheap at least cheap by today's standards but really no shanty towns anymore--would need to find homeless shelters or cheap motels, all costing money today.  I guess maybe the nearest comparison would be illegal immigrants that stay dozens in a room and work the farms or yard care or similar type jobs.  Some stay long term and some move on or back home returning for seasonal work.  Oh well, interesting reading of a different time.

I will post at some point, I think there are 5 WL for it but still have enough credits so no hurry in posting it now.

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