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Later on when we were about 10, our family would arranged for us kids to travel alone on the Southern Pacific Santa Fe Super Chief to stay with Grandpa for the summer.  These were the days when folks traveled on real trains – not Amtrak – but the real thing.

I remember one trip when Leslie and me boarded in Los Angeles for an all night train ride to Tucson where grandpa and Osie was to pick us up at the depot the next morning.  What a great time we had on those trips alone.  I remember we set next to some military guys in uniform that made friends with us and taught us how to play card games and blow smoke-rings with cigarettes.  I never told my parents about that...

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