Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Wish, and a Depot Mystery

With Christmas just a few days away, this week's commentary will be brief.

If your family is anything like mine, you'll have several get-togethers with loved ones from far-flung locales. But each family is different, and the same holiday season that brings joy to some can bring angst and even pain to others.
 With that thought in mind, we would all do well to share a bit of ourselves with those who need some cheer this Christmas.

May your own Christmas be blessed and joyful, and may you share that joy with those around you.
 Have a great week and a very Merry Christmas.


Depot Update
Millard & Company will be moving into our new home (the restored Tryon train Depot) within the next couple of weeks. I wanted to share this photo with you before we start hauling furniture. Early on in the renovation process, during the demolition phase, Mike and his crew uncovered this bit of writing on an interior wall of the freight room. It is written in chalk and evidently covers a period on some ten months.

In case you're having a hard time deciphering it, it reads, "Burgin Didn't Check Anything On Aug. 19 1925." Below that, it says, "ALSO ON Nov 17, 1925." Then to the right is written, "also on June 24, 1926."

Isn't this a curious bit of scrawl? It seems to me to be a reference to checked baggage or freight, but why would the non-checking of baggage warrant being written on the very wall of the station? Could it be refer to an underperforming depot worker? 
If you can interpret these obscure hieroglyphics, please share your thoughts.

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