When Dad imitates Hambone Henderson, he says that a movie called Nanook of the North was filmed in Flint, Mitch-again. Was it really? Nanook of the North is a real movie filmed in 1922. Take a look at this clip. What was Hambone trying to tell Wilona?
After Dad's creative impression of Hambone Henderson, Momma says that "Birmingham is a good place, and I don't mean just the weather either. The life is slower, the people are friendlier--" but Dad interrupts with a comment about the 'Coloreds Only' bathrooms there. What is that all about? Keep that in the back of your mind as we continue reading.
|This obviously isn't a bathroom, but it should give you an idea|
of what Dad is talking about.
Finally, we are introduced to the Brown Bomber, a 1948 Plymouth that Dad got from Uncle Bud. Take a look at this picture and compare it to the description in the book and the events that happen around the car. (Sorry, but I couldn't find a good image of a brown one.)
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