To the residents - my family included - it was a kind of comfort to hear the distant train whistle throughout the day. And even though we moved away from that small town when I was in high school, trains have remained a family favorite.
My past blog posts have included Rev. W. Awdry's original Thomas the Tank Engine book series, as well as a post about the book "Silver Packages", a book about a real Santa Train in Appalachia. And what child doesn't love the "I - think - I - can" lesson from Watty Piper's The Little Engine That Could.
I was soooo excited when my husband dug out our little battery operated train from the garage. It had been many years since we'd set it up under our tree. My grandson is delighted with the "coo-coo"!!! (Confession #1: our Christmas tree is still up because, confession #2: we broke with tradition and got - gasp - an artificial tree this year!)
So of course, a few days ago when my daughter and I realized that there was a model train exhibit near our home, we packed up my grandson and his little conductor hat, and went to see it. Lots of train loving kids and adults were there (many of the adults were without kids - trains after all, are for the young at heart!)
I hope you liked touring the exhibit with us. Please pass on any train book recommendations you might have. What are some of your family traditions during the holidays?