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What the 1971, Coming of Amtrak Meant for Varnish Running on the Main Line of Mid-America

Those familiar with Amtrak’s early history are aware of how on April 30, 1971, dozens of trains began their final runs because they were not included in the new passenger carrier’s initial route network. 417 more words


R.I.P. Patches

We became parents to an adorable little girl on February 19, 2011.  Our little bundle of joy was a calico cat that we named Patches.  She was our first pet that Bob and I chose together. 575 more words

At Home

Dining on Amtrak Then and Now

It can be interesting to compare Amtrak timetables, dining car menus and marketing materials across time. Shown above is a comparison of a bar menu from 1971 and a similar offering from 2015. 180 more words


The Shepherd's Return

I can only imagine what sort of wonder filled the hearts of those shepherds after that awesome sight in the fields beyond Bethlehem. Without wasting a lot of time debating the possible meanings, implications and interpretations, they headed on into town and found the very thing they angels had announced to them. 283 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

Remembrances VI: Thy People

A Christmas Carol

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

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