Big Jim was his name, and plumbing his game. When it came to a leak, a pipe or brass fixture, he was the man with the torch and lead mixture. There wasn’t a joint that Big Jim couldn’t sweat, be it horizontal or vertical. He knew his stuff, you bet, when it came to things metallurgical. But I say with a sigh, and this no lie, our Big Jim was a Mister Five by Five. And as he grew older, his waist far surpassed his broad shoulder. He was quite a guy, Big Jim Sheehy, Mister Five by Five. One night when Big Jim was on his way home from Cain and Bernard, He stumbled into a cruiser that had jumped in the path to his yard. By way of explanation, Big Jim began to recite, in expletive, the American Declaration. Then, with intention beguiling, he burst into stanza … the theme from Bonanza and a chorus or two of ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’. Big Jim thought it quite appropriate, but the cops thought that he should go to-the-poke-for-it. So one by one, they leapt from the cruiser, thinking that they would subdue the five by five bruiser. They wailed with their clubs and grabbed for his thumbs, while Big Jim just laughed and dropped to his buns. “I give, I give ... I’m a peaceable fellow,” Big Jim, from the ground, he did bellow. “Well you’re disturbin’ the peace, and we’re the police, and we’re here to entail and cart your butt down to the jail.” “Well you go right ahead, and I’d never resist, but I’m afraid I’m too tipsy to help or assist.” So with effort of perspiration and sweat, It was something to see, as Mister Pee and Wee struggled ‘till soaking wet. They swore and they cussed, as they tumbled and fussed and tugged at Big Jim’s anchor. But he was broad a’ beam and jellyroll mean, and too laughable to cause any rancor. So they gave him a stay, as on the ground he lay, then wagged their fingers in warnin’. “We’re gonna let ya go, though you darn well know, that we’re the police and you’re disturbin’ the peace, One wise peep and we’ll be back with recruits, pulleys and shoots and cart ya off to the jail house in the mornin’.
Books by Richard Edward Noble. Click on covers below for more info and purchasing instructions.
Classic Tragic Novel
Don't Laugh - This Could Have Been Your Life
Funny stories and some strange characters.
Monkey Dishes and Cocktail Fawks
My Harrowing days in the restaurant business. Great Read.
It's a Long Story
Long Short Fiction - Great stories!
Bloggin' Be My Life
"Bloggin' be My Life" contains a selection of some of my more popular Hobo Philosopher blogs.If you enjoy reading this blog, you should love Bloggin' Be My Life.
It's All About Love
It's All About Love is ... all about love. This is the 2nd book of poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford off Arlington. Every poem in this book comes with a prose introduction. If you enjoy poetry this is a simple choice. Have fun!
A Little Something
Traditional poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford Off Arlington with some poignant prose introductions. If you enjoy any type of poetry, you will enjoy this volume. Thanks.
Talking To Myself
This is my third book of poetry.
Bits and Pieces
The Hobo Philosopher - My first book using the Hobo Philosopher brand. Featuring a variety of writing styles and ideas. Look for the Thoughtful Hobo on the cover.
A Baker's Dozen
The Hobo Philosopher: My Second book of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Stories. All varieties of short stories - lots of laughs!
Cat Point - and Them Dang Oyster People
Cat Point is the sequel to "The Eastpointer." Both books contain humorous tales about life in a fishing community on the Florida Panhandle. Lots of laughs.
Won 1st Place award for humor in 2007 from Florida Press Association. More wit, wisdom and humor from the yet to be world famous author, R.E. Noble
A Summer with Charlie - Lawrence
Fiction - Salisbury Beach, Lawrence, Mass. Featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine July /Aug. issue 2010
Travel, Humor, Commentary on migrant farm work and illegal immigration still very pertinent today.
"Just Hangin' Out Ma"
Thank God for the Street Corners of Lawrence, Mass. Anecdotes and humorous escapades about growing up in an industrial mill town in the 40s,50s and 60s.
This is the sequel to "Just Hangin' Out, Ma"
That Old Gang of Mine
This is # 3 in my Lawrence Hometown series. The series is about growing up in the 40's, 50's and 60's in an industrial mill town. Sorta like a Huck Finn goes to vist Uncle Ralph, the bus driver, who lives in a big, rundown city. Lots of fun.
Come On-A My House
This is # 4 in my Lawrence Hometown series.The old homested at 32 Chelmsford ST is pictured on the cover..
Down By The Old Mill Stream
# 5 in the Lawrence My Hometown series.
Standing on the Corner is # 6 in the lawrence My Hometown series.
The old Howard Playstead on Lawrence St.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
# 7 in the Lawrence my Hometown series.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
Classic tragic novel written from child's perspective. Deals with abuse, poverty, unemployment. Pulls no punches.
Noble Notes on Famous Folks
Humorous, satirical notes on everybody from Constantine to Bill Clinton. Inspiration: Willy Cuppy.
America on Strike
History - documented survey of labor strikes in America
Mein Kampf - An Analysis of Book One
Who are the American Nazis - the Liberals or the Conservatives?
MY NAME IS RICHARD EDWARD NOBLE. I AM A FREELANCE WRITER AND I HAVE PUBLISHED 12 BOOKS:"THE EASTPOINTER" - SELECTIONS FROM AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER COLUMN - "A LITTLE SOMETHING" - POETRY WITH PROSE -"HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER" - A NOVEL ABOUT GROWING UP IN THE NEW ENGLAND MILL TOWN OF LAWRENCE, MASS, "HOBO-ING AMERICA" - A WORKINGMAN'S TOUR OF THE U.S.A. - "A SUMMER WITH CHARLIE" - THE STORY OF A YOUNG SAILOR'S LAST DAYS AT SALISBURY BEACH, "NOBLE NOTES ON FAMOUS FOLKS" - HUMOROUS ANECDOTES ON FAMOUS FOLKS IN HISTORY,
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