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Snapshots in Time: “Missing The Boat” Part 2

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MISSING THE BOAT  –  PART TWO

 

“I like the one where he doesn’t miss the boat because it seems happier” my grandson said without hesitation.

“What if he did not miss the boat on his second attempt and the boat had trouble at sea and this man was responsible for saving many lives?”

“Now I don’t know which story I like….this gets confusing!”

“Time travel or how an event in the past affects subsequent events has been written about for years. You must admit we talked about a time machine and what we would do with it if we had one.”

My grandson began to have one of his “light bulb moments” and gave me his thoughts on what can be a difficult concept to grasp at any age! Never underestimate a young person’s ability to break down the most difficult concepts. Give them the opportunity and you will always be amazed at their conclusions and perspective on a given topic. More importantly – give them your “time.”


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Snapshots in Time: Model Railroading…..Hobby or Opportunity?

 

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Any opportunity that allows you to work with someone you love on a project that fascinates you both is a golden one. I don’t know of anyone who can pass by a model train layout without stopping to admire it. Lets face it, there is something about a model railroad that mesmerizes us all. It is a “hobby” that is multigenerational and age is not a limiting factor. Whether you are 5 or 75 your interest in the trains and scenery does not diminish. The sense of wonder that young people bring to the table is augmented by the skill and experience of Dad or Grandpa. When fathers and sons get together with Grandpa the benefits and fun increase exponentially. Our daughters and granddaughters should know that this is not a hobby for “men only.” You have the same skills and will be pleasantly surprised that when it comes to scale model buildings you will enjoy it as much as you would furnishing your dollhouses.  My grandson and I had no prior experience before beginning our layout, just a desire to do something special together. And “Special” it was!       

 

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