Monday, August 29, 2011

Life's Railway

When Mom was a child her Dad's cousin Mae Penman played the piano and all the family sang this song. Mae's husband Frank worked for the railroad. Mae had a pass to ride the train from Westernport to Cumberland and she would take Mom and Mom's sister Margaret with her. The conductor would often return the 25 cent fare to the girls. These were good memories for girls who grew up during the depression.

The song is called "Life's Railway to Heaven":
Life is like a mountain railroad with an engineer that's brave
We must make the run successful from the cradle to the grave.

This song is on the latest CD by Brad Paisley and has been recorded by all the country greats. Yet it is older than they are. . .

Did you know Basic Grey makes beautiful digital designs now? This is one of the journaling blocks. . . just add your journaling, print and cut out for the layout!

6 comments:

Kay said...

What a story behind this page. I love it when layouts have a meaningful story behind them. Wonderful way of capturing this memory...

Amy said...

Great LO....I had some of that train paper too. ;-)

MARILYN said...

Ohh love how you painted the corrugated, looks very antique..fantastic!! love the pics and the lovely story..Wonderful work!!

Shona said...

My dad was a railway man too...this is just stunning and the papers are perfect..what a great memory to scrap :)

Karen said...

Perfectly distressed!! I love the cardboard look & the hinges!!

Margo said...

I love how you've got all those information and your making a great book with it!
I have to start collecting info real soon !
Hugs
Margo