Thursday, September 2, 2021


 All summer my husband has been wanting to go to a train shop on the other side of  Kansas City.   So today we finally headed out.  Last year he worked on his train layout during Covid.  He collects post World War II
 American Flyer Trains. 

As we were getting out of our car, an
old man (I call all people older than me - old)
pulled in next to us.  (my husband by the red
Honda SUV)  I immediately recognized
the car as being one like my Granddaddy
had when I was a little girl.  Granddaddy kept
a spit can (old syrup can) in the back
seat on the floor and I do remember 
accidently kicking it over with my foot.
He chewed snuff and that was a bad day!


Of course the man was glad to tell us
all about his car.

I inquired inside the train shop and
a lady told me that the Clock Tower
Bakery was nearby.  We didn't have any
reservations for their Afternoon Tea but
ordered sandwiches and some of their
lovely pastry to eat outside.  The weather
today was finally cooler!

They had 3 tables ready for their
Afternoon Tea customers.

I really hesitate to show this next photo
but will anyway - this is an area of our
unfinished basement where my husband
keeps his train layout - sorry for the mess.


  1. Absolutely no mess in your basement. My husband's been slowly working on a train also and it's just a terrific project for both of us. Glad you guys got to make the trip and you had a wonderful meal.

  2. What a lovely day you had. Thanks for sharing. Basement not a mess…a fun hobby in progress! We have a 1956 Chevy Nomad that we enjoy. Have a great weekend. Happy Labor Day. V

  3. What a nice trip and a fun hobbie. Many years ago I had a friend whose husband had a similar setup and it was fascinating.
    Blessings, Linda

  4. Don’t apologize for an unfinished portion of your basement! I think it’s great your husband collects something he loves and has it set up!

  5. You make me want to make a reservation at a tea house.


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