Amos is going home. His family told him to just leave his things and they will help him get set up when he gets there. His son will buy him a one-way ticket and Amos will bring whatever he can on the plane. Amos is determined to have the dignity of paying me back, so he is going to give me most of his possessions to sell. I did not tell him my conditions for repayment - that if I make more than what the ticket cost I'm sending it to him in Mississippi. Actually, he charged me nothing for all the labor he did at my Mom's house yesterday, so some of the ticket is already paid off!
He's so excited. The part of MS they live in is rural and everybody has horses, and Amos can't wait to ride and rope and be a cowboy again. I'm actually pretty jealous. He says he doesn't want to roam anymore and hinted that he hopes he'll marry "Miss Jones," the lady he met when he was out there. I hope it goes well, I don't want him to get discouraged and feel like running away again.