ROBERT SYMMONDS
Born 1921 Seattle, Washington
Caught the Last Special West out of San Luis Obispo, California on July 3, 2018
He was 97 years young.
 
 
 
This is a both a personal and a collective tribute to a man I once met.
He was a workingman, a husband, a parent, a musician, a published writer, and a celebrity.
  He was also a Hobo.
He was Guitar Whitey.
 
     
  He was one of the finest men that I have ever met. Over time, I learned from others that my respect for Guitar Whitey was shared by many, many people. A slight, unassuming man, he stood tall among his peers.  
     
 
 
 
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