GRANDPA RAY MUST HAVE BEEN SOMETHING…NOT EVERYBODY GET IMMORTALIZED BY THEIR OWN MODEL RAILROAD CARS!!!!
We lost my wife’s grandfather earlier this year, in addition to my mom, which leaves some pretty big holes and has us ready to kiss 2013 goodbye. One silver lining, though, is that I had these remarkable people in my life, and they’ve inspired some satisfying modeling projects.
Grandpa Ray was salt-of-the-earth. He was the third generation to live on the family farm, but he supported his ten (yes TEN) children driving a truck. The farming he did gentleman style – a huge garden, some fruit trees, and for several years he even grew our family’s Christmas trees. It wasn’t his job, it was his way of life. He tended that land on Highway 310 for eighty-nine years.
This winter I will add a switching district to the layout, and one of the core industries will be Grandpa Ray’s Produce.
The fictional company borrows a lot from JR Simplot Company…
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