"Be back at
eight. What you got in there?"
Presents from home, dirty laundry.... "
"We got a
presents, letters, stuff, Coach."
And I went out
and took the subway down to Brooklyn with all my gear, whipped out a few
dollars from the suitcase, said goodbye to Uncle Nick saying I was going back
to Baker Field, walked down the hot September streets of Brooklyn hearing
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech about "I Hate War" coming out of
every barbershop in Brooklyn, took the subway to the 8th Avenue Greyhound bus
station, and bought a ticket to the South.
I wanted to see
the Southland and start my career as an American careener.