Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The allure of trains, my grandfather's letters and train travel

This week I wrote a column about 'the allure of trains' and referenced the letters my grandfather's wrote to my grandmother from Sep 29, 1938 to Apr 23, 1939.

Here is the column:

But while I ran out of time to add more details to the story I wanted to include a little more here.

Here is a postcard I found online from the Sheridan Hotel in Minneapolis Minnesota. I'm guessing it no longer exists.

And a photo from the photo copied letter (my aunt has the original) from the letter:

Here is an story from the Houston Chronicle about the "historic" Rice Hotel, a hotel my grandfather stayed at in 1938. 


Three great themes to create an interesting book.
I'm going to start back up and get this book written.