Saying for the Day: A tree without a train is not a Christmas Tree.
This year we decided to run one of the Fantasy trains around the tree. This is the frog special. - @@@@
News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my garage where trains still run , at least until February– Tommy, the undertaker’s kid got up early this morning. It was almost like Christmas. He looked out the window and the town seemed to still be there. There was an eerie blue mist rescinding to the swamp but otherwise everything seemed normal enough. He dressed quickly and took his big red wagon and went down to the railroad station. He watched the milk train come in. Mrs. Trumble had negotiated a last minute deal with Dr. Fortress that would keep the train running until March .The train , this morning, had three passenger cars which was in itself unusual for this time of year. Out of the cars came soldiers that fanned out through the town. The sound of helicopters could be heard overhead as jeeps were lowered from the sky. Tommy knew that something was wrong but had no idea of what it could be. Everything looked normal. He even counted the light poles to be sure they were all there. Mrs. Trumble arrived at the Town Hall to find a General waiting for her. She was informed that the town was quarantined and nobody was to enter or leave for at least a week. When she asked why she was informed that that information was classified. Then she asked by who’s orders were they quarantined. She was informed that the orders came from the very top level of government and was for the purpose of national security. At this point Mrs. Trumble retired to her office intending to call her friend the governor to find out what was happening. She discovered all the phone lines had been cut off and wireless phone service was somehow being blocked. There was no way to contact anybody outside of Pigeon Falls. Soldiers were now turning back outgoing traffic on all the roads out of Pigeon Falls. It was like the plot for a bad movie. One expects some kind of monster to emerge from the bush at any moment. But it was the 16th and the town was still there. Nobody seemed any sicker than usual. Everything in fact seemed desperately normal. So why were they quarantined. Don’t they have any rights? What kind of national security BS is this? Has the entire town been infected with some dread new disease? If so where did it come from? Will everybody die a horrible death? Is this the beginning of the end of Pigeon Falls? ******
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Spent the morning getting everything ready to mail. Mailed all the Christmas Cards that were finished, all the certificates for which I had addresses, and last Monday's prize . I also mailed off two Christmas gifts to relatives. While betty and Pennie took them to the Post Office I played with grandkids and dog. Pennie bought a portable dog pen to put the dog in while we were gone in the afternoon. Then we went out to eat. Then took the kids shopping. It was great fun. Got back to be greated at the door by the dog who had ripped out of the dog cage. He didn't hurt anything and was glad to see us. Betty added another Video to her blog this one of Luke's program. I read my comments and yes Esther I got your comment but was hoping it would say "have buyer for house".l I need a breathing treatment.