Bud, Not Buddy

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  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The Stock Market Crash of 1929 (also known as Black Tuesday) is what began The Great Depression. This caused a worldwide economic crisis, and lasted until the 1940s. This time span is known as The Great Depression
  • Bud Caldwell is born

    Bud Caldwell is born
    Bud Caldwell was born in Flint, Michigan.
  • Bud's mother dies

    Bud's mother dies
    Bud's mother dies, and he is placed in an orphanage. Bud has a suitcase with his belongings. In it, are a picture of his mother and a flyer to help him find his father. Bud had never met his father, but always believed he was Herman E. Calloway of the band Herman E. Calloway and the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!! Bud carries a band flyer in his suitcase from when they played in Flint.
  • Bud is placed in a temporary home

    Bud's caseworker assigns him to a foster home with the Amoses who already have a son, Tod. Tod provokes a fight with Bud, and claims Bud started it. Because of this, Bud is forced to sleep in the shed. Bud escapes the shed and tries to find an old friend at the public library.
  • Bud goes on the lam

    After Bud finds out his friend, Mrs. Hill, has moved to Chicago he is back at square one. His friend, Bugs, finds him and convinces him to go on the lam so they can find a place to work and live far away from Flint, Michigan.
  • Bud arrives in Hooperville

    Bud and Bugs find themselves in Hooperville while they wait to jump a train. It is here that Bud meets Deza Malone, who gives him his first kiss.
  • Bud gets a ride from Lefty Lewis

    After Bud misses the train, he decides to hitch hike. He is picked up by Lefty Lewis who knows the man Bud believes to be his father, Herman E. Calloway. He takes him to his house to meet him.
  • Bud arrives at Grand Calloway Station

    Bud meets Mr. Calloway who does not want anything to do with Bud, and is suspicious of his motives when he claims he is his son. However, the rest of the Dusky Devastators take him in. Miss Thomas, the vocalist for the Dusky Devastators, tends to Bud the most and convinces Herman to give Bud a chance.
  • Bud learns the truth

    One night on the road with the band, Bud ends up riding back with Herman E. Calloway who still doesn't trust him. When Bud shows him the contents of his suitcase, some old rocks with dates written on them, Herman asks Bud who is mother is. Bud tells him that his mother was Angela Janet Calloway. We learn that Angela is Herman's daughter whom he had not seen she ran away when she was 21 years old. Herman never knew he had a grand son.
  • The end

    The end
    Bud continues living at Grand Calloway station, and becomes an honorary member of Herman E. Calloway and the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!! They call him Sleepy LaBone.
  • Period: to

    The life of eleven year old Bud Caldwell