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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 18 May 17 - 0 Comments
Dorothy Geraldine Wilson at the Seadrift Train Depot

Dorothy Geraldine Wilson at the Seadrift Train Depot

This silhouette of the old steamtrain that came down the railroad track not far from where we lived, brings back some fond memories. My two brothers, Wallace and Sugar Foot, and myself, Geraldine Williams, decided we wanted to ride on it. We were very young. We waved at the train and yelled for it to stop. It did stop and the conductor gave us a hand. It was a big thrill to ride to the Seadrift Depot. We watched as the conductor shoveled coal into the fire box. I got to pull a string to blow the whistle.

I will be 90 years old on my birthday, November 29, 2018. This train ride happened way back when I was about six or seven years old.

Dorothy Geraldine Wilson

PS: This goes back when hoboes rode on the train looking for work during the great depression.

Friends/Family of the POC Community,

Thank you for the sympathy and kindness our family has received since the passing of Janet Johnson and Deborah Shotwell LeBoeuf. It was an honor to feel the compassion and generosity from everyone.

Both Janet and Debbie surrounded themselves with such amazing people within the POC community. Knowing the affection within their hearts, and seeing the good will come from everyone in Port O’Connor, there will always be a place in our family’s hearties for the community.

On behalf of the Johnson family, I’d like to express our gratitude for the kind words, generous gifts, and your friendship above all. Your thoughtful concerns during this time of grief have been greatly appreciated.

Warm Regards,
Aron Johnson

The Dolphin welcomes letters from our readers on any subject that is of general interest to our audience. Letters should be 300 words or less (with exceptions at the Dolphin’s discretion). Letters reflect the opinion of the writer, and not that of Dolphin Talk staff, and we retain the right to determine suitability for publication. It is the policy of this newspaper to promote area interests: therefore, complaints against local businesses should be directed elsewhere. Letters must be signed and include day and evening phone numbers, which will not be published. Your name will be withheld upon request, but anonymous material will not be considered for publication.
Letters to the Dolphin P.O. Box 777; Port O’Connor, TX 77982 dolphin1@tisd.net

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