While I don’t sit around waiting for trains to pass by hundreds of feet below my glass wall view, I did notice the trains coming along yesterday at about one every ten minutes or so it seemed for a while in the afternoon. These trains were not the coal trains or the gasoline fuel trains, but the freight cars you see loaded onto trucks. All sorts of different sources, colors and logos whirring by as fast as possible to their destination load stations.
I begin to think that the reason for this surge is surely the holiday season, to replenish the stores every day with the tons and tons and tons of gifts, decorations, food for both animal and humans, and maybe there is some office paper and automobile parts thrown in for rational measure.
Then I begin to think about all the trucks waiting for their loads and how they become part of the 24/7 stream up and down along the highways, hoping to make some extra time and money so they, too, can have some special holiday time with their loved ones and friends. Carrying along the hopes and dreams
and medication for the people of a continent, these determined men and women are truly unsung heroes for us all.
(Safety note: be sure to always give the big trucks plenty of space on the highways and roads. It takes them much longer to get going, turn corners and much longer to stop due to their size and weight…never, ever cut them off, please.)
Happy Holidays to those who move the country! And to all of you who celebrate for any reason at all, have a safe and happy time of it!
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