Slobot About Town Special Edition:

Look Homeward, Slobot.

Slobot awoke to find himself among the dead...

the dead of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Among North Carolina's dead is writer William Sydney Porter,

better known as O. Henry. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862; Porter would pen such stories as The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief and Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking.

O. Henry's remains today rest among the dead of Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina. Slobot, like others, left $1.87 on Porter's stone, "One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas."

Also among the dead of Riverside Cemetery are the remains of Thomas Wolfe.

Thomas Wolfe is an Asheville native, born there in 1900.

Wolfe would become famous for his sprawling, emotional prose; particularly that of his first novel,

Look Homeward, Angel.

Slobot would then take a page from Wolfe and declare that it was time to Look Homeward, Slobot. So Slobot hit the road... the road back to Spartanburg, South Carolina.