Tonight [Dec. 3, 2016], there was an emotional event for me. This was the first time in 18 years I was not involved with the decorating and operation of the Santa train here in Kent for the Festival of Lights.
My only involvement now was to give my friends a theme to use for the Christmas lights on the locomotive.
I had planned to use the star theme and they did a great job putting it into reality.
It was wonderful to see the guys I worked with and to be greeted with hugs and wishing I would have stayed working.
And, yes, Dan Ashley from the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway brought Santa into town on time.
I was very pleased to see a tradition continue just as you would as you nurture a child from birth to see them develop into a life of their own.
The picture is not the best as I never took good night pictures.