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Monday, May 28, 2012



In the Summer of 1953, having left Grammaw's and Grampaw's house in Owensboro, Kentucky, Mama, my two younger sisters, and I took the old Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha" passenger train from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington, where we would board the United States Navy troop ship, the "USNS General M. M. Patrick", and sail across the Pacific Ocean to Yokohama, Japan to meet Daddy, a master sergeant in the United States Army stationed at Ashiya Air Force Base on the island of Kyushu.

Please be sure and enjoy watching these two (02) movies and the slide show in "FULL SCREEN" mode.

What an exciting adventure for a seven year old boy!

But, in retrospect, I reckon Mama had her hands full trying to control three little young'uns, and me being a boy, I was probably her biggest headache!

On the train, we had our own private compartment, and Mama especially enjoyed relaxing in the train's famous "Skytop" solarium observation car.

In researching this, I found out that in 1930, Hollywood made a movie, "DANGER LIGHTS", about the Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, and Pacific Railroad, so here it is for you to enjoy.

Sooooo - - - - ,

Gather 'round your young'uns, pop some corn, send out for some pizza, pour everybody some frosty mugs of ice cold root beer, snuggle up on the big comfy couch, dim the lights, and - - - ,

"ROLL 'EM ! ! !"

Pass the popcorn, please.


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