Friday, February 2, 2018

It’s been a great train day today. We had rolling stock moving on the Sunset Pacific Ry. and we had a work train go by with some new equipment in tow.













On a more serious note, a friend is in the final moments of her life, and it truly saddens me as I’ve watched her illness follow the same painful path that my sister Sudie’s life took. So very hard to watch others suffer and be powerless to do anything about it. I think of all the money raised to find cures and the years go by and still, we have no cure. I wonder at times if a cure hasn’t already been found for some of these diseases and yet there’s so much money to be had from treating the disease that the cure is never released. Could people be that diabolically evil to withhold something that would prevent loss of life and the untold pain and suffering that people go through? Is it all about the money, afterall?

Be at peace. Know that you are loved. Be safe, be well, and please be happy. I’ve played Lynard Skinner’s “Simple Man” song off and on today. Such prophetic words…


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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3 Responses to Friday, February 2, 2018

  1. mageb says:

    Love all your trains. Down here a train passed over a new bridge over the SD River. It looks like they have the new bridge over Balboa completed also. Lovely stuff double tracking. 🙂

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  2. 67andgood says:

    I have had the same thoughts as you about whether the drug companies withhold the cancer cures because of all the money to be made from chemo and radiation. It sure seems like “overkill” in a way when people do the chemo and don’t get better. Same thing happened to my husband, he got chemo for pancreatic cancer but still passed within 5 months of his original diagnosis.

    Terri Tinkel aka whatdayisit2b and 67andgood. wordpress.

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    • tehachap says:

      My aunt died from pancreatic cancer and I was her caregiver. She died quickly and had no chemo or radiation–it was too far advanced. Very painful way to die. So sorry about your husband. I’ve lost so many family and friends to cancer, and my niece continues to run in these fundraising races to raise money for a cure. My sister (her mother) passed in 2001–17 years and no cure?? My aunt passed in less than 6 months. The one blessing (if you can call it that) is that pancreatic cancer is quick.


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