#FF Almost Heaven

Thanks Dawn M. Miller for sharing your photo

The train rails were worn, covered in old stories of the good ol’ days. Blood, sweat, and tears poured upon this endless trail of iron. Especially in Summer’s heat, the work was hard. Someone had to do it, thus the age of booming industrial companies transporting cargo by train. The express ones, where passengers rested, were along tracks of gorgeous Cuyahoga forrest scenery. Up and down Ohio’s east side, history resonated with every choo-choo and every whistle horned.

The familiar old sounds sound a bit like heaven.

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  One thought on “#FF Almost Heaven

  1. 12/10/2018 at 4:05 PM

    This was lovely, especially having lived next to a railroad for most of my life

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  2. 12/09/2018 at 5:56 PM

    Having grown up in Northeastern Ohio this struck a familiar cord with me. Especially nice write..

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    • 12/09/2018 at 6:04 PM

      Thank you:) Where did you grow up? I lived along the river. I completely relate.

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      • 12/09/2018 at 6:13 PM

        Born in Ashtabula. Grew up in North Olmsted, Haven’t lived there since the early 80’s but never the less…..

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        • 12/09/2018 at 6:24 PM

          How cool. I lived across from Wheeling, WV for 18 years. The trains are as familiar to my ears as my heartbeat.

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  3. 12/08/2018 at 6:30 PM

    Nothing quite like the memories of days gone by that were so much a part of our growing up. Sixty-five years ago, the trains were still magical. I remember.

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    • 12/08/2018 at 10:18 PM

      I grew up hearing them. They’re magical for sure:)

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  4. 12/08/2018 at 5:19 PM

    Lovely piece of nostalgia.

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  5. 12/08/2018 at 4:23 AM

    History resonated with every choo choo. Lovely post.

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    • 12/08/2018 at 4:36 AM

      Thanks so much for your encouraging words🙏💞

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  6. 12/07/2018 at 11:45 PM

    Such a lovely ending. I can see the narrator sharing the story, a huge smile on her face.

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  7. 12/07/2018 at 7:18 PM

    A realistic post.

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