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L R Mole Have we lost living Hobo Heart & Soul? (41) RE: Have we lost living Hobo Heart & Soul? 20 Apr 00

Well...I wrote this before, but something ate it, I think.Cybervore, I guess. Anyway, in the non-PC Halloweens of

my youth, "hobo" was a fairly frequent costume:Dad's outsize clothes, "bundle" in a bandana on a stick, cigar butt transfixed on a toothpick, and burnt cork on the jaws for That Ungroomed Look. Is any of this stuff culturally significant? The holiday is about what is feared, after all, and used to include Chinese, Indians, minstrel men, etc ("hippie" costumes still exist, as do Tony Manaros and Fonzies.) I think there's something here. Are there Halloween songs?

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