Every city has its' eccentrics..the strange people, that may or may not be homeless, seem to wonder, generally seem happy, talk to themselves, and are very familiar. They roam the same neighborhoods and sometimes you even talk to them. New Orleans has had many eccentrics over the years and they are still around. We have a new breed developing today (mainly in the French Quarter). Here is a site that is fun to read and check out... http://www.eccentricneworleans.com/gallery_of_eccentrics.htm . Simply press the picture and read about some of the eccentrics in New Orleans' past. Few of these are still around, but, let me assure you, as I stated, there is an entire new generation of eccentrics on the streets of New Orleans..they just haven't gotten to the point of these just yet. But, they will. Post some of the eccentrics from your city and any relevant info that will describe these interesting characters that roam the streets of our cities, day in an day out....BTW, on the link I provided, Becky Allen and Varla Merman are still around. Varla Merman was discovered and is now in New York. You can do a google on her. Ruthie the Duck lady, resides today, in a nursing home about one mile from my home. Several years back she just got too bad, dirty, and rude to the public and other eccentrics with money put her up in a nursing home. Many think it was one of the cruelest things in the world to take Ruthie's daily diet of a 12 pack of Miller Lite from her and to this day she still asks for a beer, every day.