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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Post Of Few Words And A Train Garden

Last Sunday husband, daughter, grand daughter and I visited a local Franciscan Abbey where one of the brothers has constructed a lovely Halloween train garden.

                            Fr. Seip seemed to enjoy his work as much as the visitors did!


                                  The grounds are beautiful as was the day.


9 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kathy, There is a group here in Crossville who belong to a Model Train Club. They rented space at a local mall and have model trains set up in a huge room there... They really have fixed the trains up into cities and villages, etc... It's so neat to see.

The display you all saw is typical of what this group has here... Kids love to visit the trains... What a great visit you all had to the Abbey.... Looks like a great place...

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

That looks like quite a train set! No wonder everyone enjoyed it.

You have a very cute grand daughter, but I expect you already knew that.

Purple Flowers said...

It looks like a lovely place to go and spend an afternoon. I am drawn to peaceful places. They offer up a tranquility that you don't find just anywhere.
Thank you for sharing.

Kimberly said...

Looks like a beautiful day. Over 80 countries are represented in our mission here. We tend to have lots of debates going this time of year as Catholics in some areas of the world view Halloween as the work of the devil. Needless to say, our mission having a Halloween party each year tends to heat things up.

Maggie said...

What a great spot. Very European looking. What a nice friar.

TAG said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

TAG

A Slice of My Life said...

Wow, there was a lot of work put into that train! Not to mention the beautiful gardens. How nice to be able to spend such a great day with your family.

A Slice of My Life said...

OK, I wrote a nice long comment and now it's disappeared...there's a little red box that says "comment should not be empty" Mmmrph!

It looks as though you all had a wonderful day.

Gilly said...

Most Evangelical churches in the UK think Halloween is the Devil's work, and would throw up their hands in horror at a Franciscan monk making a Halloween train garden!!

But it looks a lovely peaceful place to go.

I like your new header photo!