Matt Stopera of Buzzfeed recently went to the national hobo convention in the town of Britt, Iowa and reported on what he learned – 61 things to be exact. Pictured above is the illustration of thing-he-learned #26, that hoboes have their own creed and take it very seriously.
Wrong Way, the guy in this photo, told me he started making jewelry because of the Hobo Creed. The fifth entry on the hobo creed says: “When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts.” Wrong Way said he started making jewelry when he couldn’t find any work where he was.
He also said he will never forget the day he was able to buy a cheeseburger with fries with his own money. It was one of the best feelings ever.