FAMILY HISTORY TRAIN CAR

FAMILY HISTORY TRAIN CAR

A magnifying glass,

I’ll need bringing to pass…

Particulars

Of my forebears,

A project destined to last.

Tom Caswell–sixteen thirty-nine–

Landed on these shores the first time…

His Papa was caught

In a land promotion plot,

Tom’s Papa convicted of crime!

I have an idea in N scale

Of celebrating that tale…

Sixteen thirty-nine

Was a long time

Ago on my family’s trail.

Three hundred and fifty years,

In nineteen eighty-nine, appears..

Since my ancestor landed

On these shores (empty-handed?),

Susque-tricentennial  cheers!

The idea is to letter a car,

That hasn’t made progress so far…

The numbers small

Won’t fit all

I feel like I’m stuck in cold tar!

I’m thinking of larger scales,

Where fumble fingers won’t fail…

Bicentennial cabeese

Relettered at least,

Would be perfect to tell the tale!

–Jonathan Caswell

(trainweb.org)

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