Thursday, March 22, 2007

Honoring My Father

Dad is standing in the gangway.

This is taken in Laramie, Wyoming. I don't know the date except that it was in the 1960s. My dad is on the far right. Our neighbor, Bob Davis, a man very kind to me as a child, is second from the left. I don't know the other men. This photo was taken because it was the very last run of the Portland Rose out of Laramie. The Portland Rose was a Union Pacific passenger train that ran between Chicago and Portland that started in the 1920s.

That's dad sticking his head out the window waving hello. Taken in Laramie, Wyoming in the '60s.
Dad mad copies of these photos for Thomas. They arrived in the mail today. I don't know who loved them more, Thomas or I. I get kind of weepy looking at them. I'm very nostalgic. I wish there were more photos of dad at work. Because Thomas and I love all things train, these photos are very special indeed.
Sorry they're blurry, dad had them enlarged and they're a little grainy. I think they're fantastic nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

That was lovely of your dad to send the photos. Thanks for sharing them -- what a neat piece of history to see!

the GA peach ;-)

mull-berry said...

He must have seen some wonderful scenery across Wyoming. Great phhotos!

Mama B said...

I shared these pictures with my boys. Which earned me a bunch of wow! that's a big train! But my favorite was my two year old who goes.

"I wan see dat twain"
"Dats whooomungus twain"
"I wan see dat udder twain"
"Dats wheely big twain"
"I wan see dat udder twain gain"

We repeated that a three times! He looked at them really good!


momof3feistykids said...

What a lovely gift for you and Thomas. :-)

Ms.L said...

Aww how sweet!
My grandfather worked on the rail:)

Becky said...

What a marvelous present.

The pictures give me goosebumps -- there's something so majestic about the trains...

Carrie said...

What an awesome gift. There's just something about trains that is so entrancing. I've never known anyone who doesn't just smile and stare in awe when they see a train (unless it happens to be interrupting their daily commute, lol).

Those are definitely pics to put into a place of honor.