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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Good News!

I have good news for those of us with childhood issues. Did you know rhere is a program out there that will not cost you an arm or leg!

Look around for a Church or other organization that is offering a course called "Making Peace with Your Past" It starts with your childhood and goes forth. I started taking this class. I highly recommend this. So far, I have discovered so much that just 'clicked'.

Now onto a 'lighter' subject.

Is anyone out there that remembers the "hobo"? They were tramps that traveled by hiching a ride on a train or walking the highways looking mainly for food. Maybe no one out there as old as I; or maybe it was just regional.

If you took pity on them and fed them [many did] they would tell others or 'mark their spot' with a notch on a tree or such. Then you could figure on a lot. I don't recall any being dangerous or whatever!

The last I remember ever seeing any was in the late 40's or early 50's. I thought this might be interesting to ask.

Be safe,
Janet

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  • SNUZSUZ
    I work at a homeless shelter and they are mostly, just ordinary people like you and me. There are those that are mentally ill and cannot make it living in the shelter, and some are dangerous because of their mental illness, but all in all, they are just people down on their luck.
    3042 days ago
  • LILLI56
    We live by a train track, we live in a small town, but almost out of town. There is a shack in our woods that has been called the hobo shack. I was talking to my neighbor the other day, and he says that sometimes in cold weather hobo's will stay there. My neighbor is in his 80's. I have never seen anyone, but he says sometimes in the cold look out and you will see smoke coming from the shack. The shack isn't on our property but the railroad's.

    Hopefully they aren't dangerous. Lilli
    3043 days ago
  • RGEETING
    So, so glad that not only are you enjoying the Bible study, but also are finding help and peace from God concerning your past!

    Hobo? Well - I agree with what others are saying about that they're now called homeless or transient...

    a useless bit of trivia... I remember in the 70's-80's that there was a restaurant called Hobo Joe's... found this by googling.. http://heavenlyarizona.blogspot.com
    /2007/09/hobo-joe.html
    and
    http://tlc.howstuffworks
    .com/family/roadside-statues1.h
    tm



    3043 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2012 10:51:55 PM
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    I know that when I was young there were a couple of guys who seemed to be homeless that periodically came around asking for work. My grandmother would give them some work to do and lunch.
    3043 days ago
  • no profile photo ELIZRN
    The last time I heard the word "hobo" was when we were living in Worthington, Ohio. I kid you not....one day I was in the supermarket when an announcement came over the loudspeaker...."everyone...stay alert...hobo in the store."

    OH....I wish that God would have swept up whoever was on that microphone & delivered a good smack across his backside. Remember...we all come from the same Source. We are all one & the same....just traveling through different experiences for whatever reason....part of the Secret.

    elizRN
    3043 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10018622
    Hobos still exist. They are now called transients or homeless. And they still mark safe spots and spots where good help is available. They are seen more in the cities. And not all are safe.

    I look forward to the study and will be looking for it. Thanks for sharing. HUGS.
    3043 days ago
  • SHERYLDS
    unfortunately, in my area, these days the hobo has been replaced by the homeless finding shelter by riding the subways, and finding food where ever they can...including dumpsters.

    and you see them everywhere
    3043 days ago
  • GINA180847
    Funny you should mention the hobo. We found a little very diseased puppy wandering around in the desert(actually under a bush). We took him to the vet and lots of money later long story short we have a new dog. Hubby named him "Hobo".He is 2.5 months old and vet says he will recover. So ugly he is cute!!!
    3043 days ago
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