This is a story about a man born in the late 1800's. And the 1929 Great Stock Market crash (Years of the Depression) happen for him in his small Virginian town. He is optimistic and takes to the railroad to go north, and work in a factory. "Things will be better in another town." Optimism was big in those days. It's believed that Ford Motor Company is still doing it up to the up most. So Clarence Taylor will hop a train as hoboes do, for Toledo, Ohio.