A Holiday TraditionExcept for the carols of the holiday season no other sound can stir memories like the sound of a Christmas Train. Christmas and model railroad trains are inseparable. Do you remember seeing your first toy train circling the family tree on Christmas morning. Here’s one such enjoyable recollection.
From “Smart Boys Swimming in the River Styx” by Robert Bomboy
A grandfather I know has a pleasant and still shining memory from his first Christmas in his family’s new home.
He was not quite six years old that Christmas morning, standing in wonder and anticipation at the top of the second-floor staircase. The staircase was enclosed and had a right angle at the bottom, so, as he looked down, he couldn’t see into the rooms below, but only the glow of a wonderfully warm orange light. At the same time, he could hear a hollow roaring sound that had probably awakened him. It made him a bit afraid, but the beautiful glow gave him confidence, and so he started down…