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Sat Jul 7, 2012, 10:59 AM

Yea! I love trains!

I live in California and I love to ride trains ~

I remember my first train ride by myself ~ I went to Pittsburgh to visit my grandparents and one of the Porters was a family friend. I was Seven.

I am African American and at that time "Colored" People could not sit with the White Passengers. We had to sit in the back.

I was all dressed up in a cute little dress and yes --- Gloves!

I still traveled " First Class" because the Porters took great care of me!

They took turns bringing me special meals on a tray. My tray even had a flower on it.

When the train made stops, Mom's friend pointed out features about the countryside and the towns.

I felt like a Princess.

When the train reached Pittsburgh , my grandparents and aunts and cousins were all dressed up and there waiting for me!

I can hardly wait until I can get on that California Train!

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