Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Toy Trains and a Farm


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Here's a video of the toy farm that my mom (who is 87) set up at her place in New Hampshire.  The trains belonged to my mom's dad.  Many of the farm figures did too--although over the decades she added to it.  Every year when I was growing up, we set this up around the tree. Some years were more elaborate than others. One year we had train tracks that went around the entire house. You had to step over them every time you went into a new room. The Christmas tree in the center of the farm is one of my favorite things. It was made during the Great Depression from old scrap metal from a World War I fighter plane.You'll see a thanks at the end of this to my brother and his friend. They're the ones who set up the train board so my mom could arrange her farm. The video was made by my niece.  Enjoy!

Hope whatever holiday you're celebrating is special! Good health and happiness in the new year! 

4 comments:

Unknown said...

It's been a few years since I've seen your mom's train set up. It evokes memories for me too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

All my childhood memories come rushing back. Have a very happy, healthy new year!

Mirka Breen said...

Sometimes, when I get nostalgic and realize so many who shared these memories are so far away, I realize we are making our own kids' memories right now, and giving others' kid stories with our books that they will someday get nostalgic about...
I hope your here-and-now holidays are blessed.

nanmarino said...

Mirka, It's so true. Even the little things you do will become part of your own children's memories. Best wishes for a happy healthy new year --and to you too, Anon and Unknown :)