a bindlestiff is a tramp or hobo...particularly the type with a long stick over their shoulder with a cloth bundle hanging from it.
Originating in the early 1900's is supposed to be an alteration of 'bundle' and 'stiff' (in this event, a useless person).
My mother was often 'flummoxed' ; bewildered or perplexed. Originating mid 19th century and is assumed to be of dialect origin. To flummock is to make untidy, to confuse.
Absquatulate means to depart or leave somewhere abruptly. Originating mid 19th century as a combination of Latin words; abscond, squatte (depart) and perambulate.
I am now going to absquatulate from this blog post.