Sno Valley Center Center Library

Sno Valley Senior Center Library

Dead Man's Clothes: The Bum Camp of Tolt, Washington

By: Dale L. Davidson

From Hancock Publisher's website: ( -- Dead Man's Clothes is a collection of anecdotes from author Dale Davidson about growing up next to railroad tracks and the State of Washington Convalescent Home, known to the locals as "the bum camp". Written in a down-home, conversational style, the book openly depicts the rough and tumble life experienced by so-called "winos" and other less fortunate members of society. But it also shows how kids are able to look beyond those labels imposed by people higher in the social order and see the fascinating characters that exist in all walks of life. Accompanied by numerous charming cartoons, the book also offers sketches of life on a farm in the rural Snoqualmie Valley. By turns entertaining, amusing, ribald and even earnest, this book is sure to be enjoyed by all.