Monday, September 3, 2012

All Aboard! For DS2

While both of the boys have always loved trains, DS2 has been the most dedicated follower of Rev. W. Awdry's Thomas the Tank Engine.  Many years ago, when DS2 was sick with a terrible chest cold, the only way I could get him to stop crying and coughing was to hold him outside in the cool air and name all of the engines from the Thomas stories.  Soon, he was calm enough to drift off to sleep. Even as an older teen, he still loves Thomas and all of the original stories Reverend Awdry wrote for his son.

My mom, many years back, "bankrolled" a trip for us to go see Thomas at an event in Dillsboro, NC. The children rode a real engine that looked exactly like Thomas!  They even saw Sir Topham Hat!

I think Thomas will always be part of our family, and I  am sure that when DS2 has his own family, Thomas will grow up with them as well!

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