Thomas Doty – Storyteller

1920: Hobo Dance


My mother's older sisters, Carol (L) and Leona (R) doing their "hobo dance" in the snow during a 1920 Daugherty family visit to Fleet, Alberta, Canada. I could be wrong, but it looks to me like Aunt Leona is doing an air guitar move (minus lip-syncing) forty-nine years before Joe Cocker stole her act onstage at Woodstock. It should be noted that their father, my Grandpa Fred, played guitar even though he was missing most of one of his fingers.