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wolfdancer
02-25-2006, 01:32 PM
My brother's story:
my good friend Rich Olson's dad was laid to rest today...Bobo was the old man's' nickname, he worked 30 years as a switchman for the railroad and when he retired his enjoyment was making yard ornaments and later on, flashing his flashlight at the train engineers who would roar by as his houses' backyard was the train tracks at Fitzgerald St. and in return the engineers would blow the whistle as they flew by in the train: a greeting from railroad worker to another...laying in bed dying and surrounded by family, Mr. Olson's wish, a long train just then happened to go by, the whistle blew, and when the train finally passed, so did Richie's dad...Richie said it was as if his father hopped aboard...what a great little story.