My dad with his model train from childhood
Scottsville Museum, Virginia
April 14, 2007

I really love this photo of my father with the model train he played with as a child. His parents and grandparents worked on the railroad, and then my dad put himself through college and grad school by driving trains at night. The railroad has always been a big part of my father’s life, which is why this model train was his beloved toy.

Dad loaned his train to the Scottsville Museum for their WWII exhibit. I love this moment that I captured of my father with the train. You can see the happy memories on his face.

A few more family photos from the Scottsville Museum opening Saturday

 


A close-up of the train


My mother, in the doorway to the museum


My dad, a lifetime stamp collector, put together this extraordinary exhibit about the WWII mail system


Me with Professor Charles Fry. Dr. Fry was my professor for two of my undergraduate psychology classes: Adolescent Psychology and Primate Behavior. He ended up being a huge influence on my life, and it’s wonderful to be able to stay in touch with him. He is a board member of the museum, so we see each other at least once a year.


Another nice shot of my dad


Mom with her museum co-president and good friend, Gwynne.
You might recognize the poster in the background as one I designed a few weeks ago. People loved it!


With my parents

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What a great picture!

That first picture of your dad is SO perfect! You can almost see the 10 year old little boy looking at his favorite toy. I love it!

Katie
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I don’t know how you do it, but you always capture the emotions of people so well. Kudos to you.

great caputures of your parents!

what a great exhibit, and really like the one of your dad and the trains!

I need to give you a call this week to finalize our plans for Sunday – what’s a good day/time?

Awwww. This post made me all mushy inside 😉
What a nice family 🙂 You all did a great job contributing to this. And they are lovely pictures 🙂

That is a really sweet photo of your dad and the train. The feeling of sweet nostalgia oozes from the photo. It’s lovely.

Your dad looks like a great guy – and it is so remarkable when any of us are able to catch this sort of moment. Thanks for the share.

Cheers

Lovely photos of you and your parents.

What great parents to put so much into such an important exhibit!

Charlotte Geary

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