Friday, August 3, 2007


Years ago, my maternal grandfather came to Virginia and lived with my mom and dad for eight months. During his extended visit, he and my dad made a set of trains--one for each grandchild and one for each of his daughters. My grandparents lived in a part of the country where the railroad was--and still is--a major feature in the life of the American West. Grandpa made a replica of a Union Pacific train that was often part of small town parades and is certainly part of the memories my siblings and I have of our grandfather.

This picture is the result of fiddling around with outside light, a piece of white poster board, and the locomotive Grandpa made for my brother that year he lived with my mom and dad. Here it is: Bangerter Special No. 7433.

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