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When Jimmy Rogers Says Goodbye/ See Ya’ Later Babes!
(Referring to the man's hat) They're very rare now, but in the late 20s and 30s, they were very popular in America. And most people don't know the name of the hat. It's a straw hat. It's a Panama straw. It's the 1920s or 1930s. I gotta co-sign that one for my brother, definitely 20s and 30s, about 1925. Definitely before WWII. It was introduced and displayed before 1940. My dad was pretty hip and appraised one. He was a musician, played guitar and violin-string instruments. I can play guitar only. One thing about this stock of boy-he's a playboy. Let's try Jimmy Rogers. I think Edward fits. Jimmy. Jimmy Rogers was a real musician. He's a do-getter. He hustles. He didn't work for anybody. He might have worked with somebody, but he worked for nobody! He worked for himself, a real hustler. Johnny is his name. Any kinds of means of selling... liquor, cocaine, tobacco, candy. He probably got a pocketful of that or a backpack or something like that. He has a family, but they are gone. He has 3 boys- Edward, Jimmy, Johnny. He has 1 daughter. I agree 1 daughter. Her name is Margie. Jimmy Rogers used to jump freight trains w/ his guitar when my dad was alive. It's summer season- June, July, August. It's Autumn, a good time of year. We can look at the way he's dressed, still has on his hat and tie. He looks alright. He looks like he's happy and still worried. He just doesn't feel well. When I was a little rascal, we had all of Jimmy Rogers records- 45 vinyls. If he says he's a rascal, take him at his word! He doesn't have time for a family. He's a playboy and a half. He's got 2 sons and 1 daughter. His home is the road. He hasn't had a solid job in his life. He's a hustler on the street- oooh yeah! He's got his coat, but he took it off. Looks like he was sleeping and just woke up. He had a real mischievous background, never employed, other than entertainment. He doesn't know what's wrong. He's lacking... just wants to be alone for awhile. I really do think. I believe, from the look of this picture he's a farmer. Up above his shoulder is some kind of vegetable. It's cereal- whole wheat! He just has it for show. I see strawberries and grapes. He's gonna eat them. He looks good, G-O-O-D. I could go up and talk some stuff at it. I'd say, "Hey babes, how's it goin'?" Of course he's in the USA. The real Jimmy Rogers was killed accidently trying to catch a freight train. Tryin' to get a free-bee. He's in Texas. He's from Ft. Worth/in Dallas and he was riding the Santa Fe railroad. Dallas, Ft. Worth, Waco... that was his major area. He's a playboy. Lock up your wife if he comes to town. (Later today) He's gonna go get high. He will be relaxed enough to relax some more. He's got as many women as he can get. He's got a newspaper to bring in the people. He says, " Anything you see in the picture, he can bring to you- women, liquor..." I'll take my hand on that to say the same thing. I don't think he was doing much. Just throwing his eyes around to see if there was more young beautiful women. Looks like he's got it all together, including his clothes.
Created by: Harold, Juanita, Dot, James S., Abner, Sheila, Joyce, Elzadia, Felicia, Grant (Participants at ASEB-BERKELEY).