[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Joyce Ann Romines. This information was originally published in 1996 in The Hobo Nickel]
Thank you for purchasing a copy of THE HOBO NICKEL book. Del and I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed the enclosed information, and we hope even more that you may have gained considerable information from it. Del had to give up all of his research and study due to some spinal injuries which he received in early 1988. Fortunately, most of the hobo information had been put into the computer prior to the injury. Only the material which was stored and had not been put into the computer, and that which was received after January 1988 had to be sorted, studied, and added by me. Due to the regression of his spine, neither he nor I will do any further study, research, or records maintaining in the hobo nickel area. We do have two requests though:
1. If any errors are found in this book, please inform us at the following address. This information will be used only for and if there is a second printing. Send corrections to J&D Coins, P.O. Box 1586, Tucker, GA 30085-1586.
2. We request that if you have additional proven information which should be stored for future use, that it not be sent to us. Perhaps members of OHNS can start an information collection board within the organization to preserve proven information for future use.
Joyce Ann Romines