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By Cliff (Oats) Williams

ISBN-10: 0253343682

ISBN-13: 9780253343680

Drawn from intimate interviews with 14 modern day ""steel rail nomads,"" ""One extra educate to trip offers a revealing photo of latest American hobo. Interspersed with their tales are unique poems and songs echoing the traditional lyricism and loneliness of existence at the highway. Their connections with the earlier make the reviews of those hoboes much more remarkable, as they trip freight trains and jungle up in hobo camps, gentle years clear of the 21 st-century cyberworld--yet touching the very middle of yank freedom and individualism. Cliff Williams skillfully elicits information of kin history, factors, and transparent insights into the way of life and philosophy of the fashionable hobo. With its evocative hyperlink to the earlier, ""One extra educate to experience maintains an extended culture of books on hobo oral background, together with Nels Anderson's ""The Hobo (1923) and Thomas Minehan's ""Boy and lady Tramps of the United States (1934).

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Oh, I got this many miles. Let’s keep up with Mr. ” No, no, I ain’t in a race with nobody for mileage. Traveling means to me, for work and for pleasure and for the fact that it’s home. It is not to be in a contest or a race or for a certain status symbol. Basically it is home. It is transportation across the country, and it is for enjoyment. And of course it is for work, too. That’s it. I have never been sucked into that mentality that I’ve got to be a mileage freak, a speed demon, and try to be better than anybody else because I rode this train and I rode this type and I rode under this way.

If you are talking about the wanderlust spirit in me, I guess when I was eight years old. If you’re talking about a trainrider, railrider, it was not until 1970. I was twenty years old. We got our fi rst television set in 1955. I had watched television for three years, and in those three years I had seen so many different programs that I wanted to go and see and experience everything I could possibly see, everything I had seen on television. Roy Rogers, of all people, was my childhood idol; I wanted to go and be with buffaloes for a while.

He’s a wandering wind, a gypsy spirit, a shooting star, a wandering eagle. His home is anywhere, and nowhere, and he travels from home to home. His way of travel is however he chooses, on foot, on trains, by bus, by car, by truck, motorcycle, bicycle. What Is a Hobo? 15 He makes his way however he can. He doesn’t plan his day, or week, or month, or year. He’s fond of saying yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn’t got here yet, all I can do is live today, this very moment, and celebrate life. He’s the working stiff’s dream of what he wants to be.

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