Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesday's we often take a trip down memory lane with some "remember when" photos and stories. It could be photos from a high school prom; a nostalgic look at a 1950's TV program or a collage of family photos that were just taken last week.

A Nostalgic Look Back

I have always found trains and train stations fascinating. In many places they are also becoming a thing of the past.

Don Butler has done some wonderful collages using train stations as the subject, and he has kindly agreed to share them with us. He has taken many classes from his local community college in Photoshop, design and photography and it shows in the variety, skill and charm with which he handles his subject as you will see below.

One of Glenn Miller's tunes...the Chattanooga Choo Choo...goes right along with Don's collages!

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
Track twenty nine, boy you can gimme a shine
I can afford to board a Chattanooga Choo Choo
I've got my fare and just a trifle to spare

You leave the Pennsylvania station 'bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
Than to have your ham 'n' eggs in Carolina

When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar
Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep it rollin'
Woo, woo, Chattanooga, there you are

There's gonna be a certain party at the station
Satin and lace, I used to call funny face
She's gonna cry until I tell her that I'll never roam
(So Chattanooga Choo Choo)
won't you choo choo me home!

A special thanks to Don Butler for sharing his fascinating collages with us!

1 comment:

Sage said...

Great posts that brought back good memories. I was raised across from the train station; my dad and brothers were all railway workers.
Those were the good old days; now the house and the station are gone thanks to (urban re newal).
But I have wonderful memories.