In preparation for an upcoming series of illustrated train books; Poetic Pastries offers up an excellent article to get us in the chug chug toot toot mood … All aboard!
“Toy trains have long been a favorite selection for gifts among young children. For centuries, these tiny locomotives have brought smiles to many faces of little ones on birthdays and holidays. All the same, that little of pleasure faded as the years went by, and have been replaced by video games, computers, cell phones, and different toys of these days. But toy trains have continued to keep a place on toy shop shelves, although they’re not the exact same old fashioned ones from generations ago.
There are many famous trademarks in contemporary toy trains. American Flyer toy trains are however a favorite display item at contemporary toy train conventions and shows, and can normally be discovered at the middle of heated auction bidding. Though finding pieces from American Flyer toy train systems are not involved, you’ll be able to anticipate to pay full price for these classic toys. Even American Flyer catalogs are hot items up for sale and bidding at auctions and online. Little ones still enjoy playing with toy trains created by American Flyer, if you can to locate these classic yet entertaining toys.
Another popular trademark in modern day toy trains is Brio. While Brio toy trains are notorious for getting produced with wood, it certainly doesn’t make them any less irresistible to young children. Brio produces wooden toy trains in a selection of styles, shapes, and sizes. You can find contemporary toy trains, complete with all the alarms and whistles of other toy trains, but still made of timber. You can also come across wooden toy trains that are simple and take you back to your days as a kid. This is precisely what makes Brio as common as other businesses – the out of date twist on a modern-day appeal.
HO toy trains are a top-selling item from the toy educate sector. There are many factors why HO toy trains are desired among modern trademarks. 1 of the understandings is as a result of the unique construction and engineering of HO toy trains. HO toy trains are jagged and are scaled at 1:87, making them the perfect starter electric educate. Appearance is in addition a major aspect in buying HO toy trains. Though this trademark of current toy trains appeals far more to teens and adults, they are even now a widely famous selection inside the toy train sector. The flawless detailing gives them a realistic appeal, making them an attractive addition to any toy train system. The Marklin HO toy trains resemble the Z gauge in that they are built from diecast metal. The majority of the frames and wheels are constructed from 100% metal. The engineering of HO toy trains is also quite brilliant. The wheels in the freight and passenger cars have a low center of gravity to avoid derailment, creating them a reliable addition to electric systems.
These are just a few of the hottest trademark names in modern-day toy trains. New toy trains are forever being developed, so keep an eye out for new trademarks looking to make their home in this timeless market.” Courtesy Post – Arthur A. Benner.
The fairy tale begins deep in the magic woodland. The story unfolds in poetic form as The Little Sprout tries to find his path in life. What will he decide to do? What will he become? What would you do, if you were a sprout? Fully colorized, featuring art by Muse.
A woman’s heart is laid bare here. Motivation and inspiration abound, all written from personal experiences. A mysterious menagerie of fledgling poetry and intimate prose waltz from light-hearted romps to veils of darkness; to love’s salvation. Readers will be moved by the many facets of the Muse’s soul. Prepare for a journey, a metamorphosis where goodness reigns supreme, a true Enigmatic Evolution. The Muse asks that you “read well and judge lightly,” and hopes her readers will find within this book her unexpected gift.
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At times, I have to do some errands for the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. It’s not that I like to do these errands, but I have learned this is one secret to getting along with her.
The errand she had for me was to go to the Mall and pick up something she had ordered. In my own way I tried to finagle out of that errand, but the more I finagled the more insistent she was. So, I decided to finagle no more.
As the pop song says, “I have a million reasons not to go, give me one reason to go.” I tried to play this on her and her response was, “Because I asked you to.”
You just cannot get any better than that. I know, because I have tried.
Since I do not go to the mall that often, I thought I would stop in at a coffee shop and have myself a cup of coffee and just chill out a little. Taking my coffee out in the main area of the mall, I sat in one of the lounge chairs and watched the people go by.
As a young person, my favorite author was Ernest Hemingway. In one of his books he says that the important thing for a writer is to, “listen, listen, listen.” I tried to practice that throughout my life so I thought here at the mall would be a good opportunity to do just that.
It was rather noisy, but I tried my best to listen. Some of the things I heard I wished I would not have heard, but that is the price you pay for listening.
In my situation, I could not hear much of a conversation, but the little that I did hear I tried to figure out what they were trying to say. I know I got some things wrong, but I laughed very discreetly at some things I heard.
Halfway through my coffee something struck me that I never thought of before.
So many young people and children were racing through the mall. I did not know there were that many children on planet Earth. They were running and laughing and whatever else they could think of.
I just sat back and watched. I tried to listen, but there was so much noise I really could not listen so I watched. Here these young people were having the time of their life. They were laughing and joking among themselves and just having a good time.
Occasionally I caught the joke and laughed to myself, but most of the jokes I did not understand. I guess that has to do with an age difference.
It was right after Halloween and so a lot of the gibberish in the mall had to do with the Halloween spirit. I thought several were dressed for Halloween, but realized that that is exactly what they wear every day.
I saw one young girl wearing blue jeans with so many holes that they really lack purpose. I was later to find out that you buy these blue jeans with all the holes in them. Moreover, the more holes they have, the more expensive they are.
When I was young I had blue jeans with lots of holes, but I earned every one of those holes.
My spirits were beginning to rise and I was enjoying my visit in the mall. Do not let that get out, I do not want anybody to know I was having a good time, particularly, you know who.
It seemed the more I watched, the more young people and children flooded the mall. And, the laughter rang from one end of the mall to the other with me in between.
As I was enjoying this little episode, a thought snuck into my mind. I must confess that it is a rare occasion when a thought actually comes to my mind. This time a thought did come to my mind.
What I wanted to know was, why were all of these kids happy? Why were they having so much fun?
Don’t they know how miserable the world is today? Don’t they know how sad and horrific things are on the outside? The hatred, the anger, the putrefaction of the world as we know it.
Quickly my smile turned upside down and I frowned.
It then came to me. These kids in the mall having a wonderful time were not all caught up with what is going on out in the world. Their world is a world of fun and excitement. It is only the “old geezers” that know about all of the terrible things going on in the world. The young only see the good.
In pondering this, I asked myself a very serious question. Why in the world did I grow up?
Why couldn’t I have stayed young and naïve and only focused on having a good time? If I had stayed young, I probably would not be so depressed by everything that is going on “out in the world.”
In pondering this, I thought of what David once said. “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalms 37:25).
I can appreciate what these young people see, but they really cannot appreciate what I have seen through the years. That is simply, God always takes care of his people.