"Railing"

2008
Aug
25

I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of the of the too-few railroad journeys I have ever experienced (starting with a cross-country trip at the age of 10 when the 1966 Airline Mechanics Strike emptied the skies while my family was visiting relatives in Ohio – although an all-day stopover at a non-air-conditioned Chicago Union Station was one of the most miserable experiences of my life that didn’t result in hospitalization). But I refuse to join the semi-official organization of train passengers and railroad fans. Why? Because the group’s name – NARP – is way too similar to AARP. (And if AARP’s magazine and website are going to have an article about Natalie Cole hitting 50, are they going to do the same for Madonna? I DARE THEM!)

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