EL Monday: In Memory of ‘Aunt Mae’

This is in memory of May (Marie) Wilson who was John Woodworth’s aunt and my second mother. She and her husband made me a part of their family when my parents moved to Florida in 1979.

Every Thanksgiving, I was invited for dinner. She would call me her adopted son.

She went home to be with the Lord last week, and her funeral was held on May 26.

Both she and this slide are precious to me. As I said, this is in memory of May.

Every once in a while I’ll post a photo from my small set of 2 and 1/4 inch by 2 and 1/4 inch slides I took before I switched to 35mm slides in 1972.

Erie Lackawanna 7111 is eastbound just west of the Manchester Road bridge in Akron in late 1968/early 1969.

Yes, this is one of those “Please don’t do this on your own.” slides. Most likely, I had Mike Ondecker watching my back, so I would not be surprised by a Baltimore & Ohio train.

I also railfanned with both of Mae’s sons, Charlie Wilson, whom some of you know, and Al Wilson.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

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