Saturday, March 26, 2016

On Railings

Ah, so I'm not the only kid who slid down the banister. 

So did John Jacobus, Orphan Train rider from Brooklyn.

Now his daughter is heading to visit Ottawa, Kansas, where her father grew up—and slid down the banister.

"I had the great good fortune to have the dad I did," Judie Jacobus said.

She's planning quite a trip, not only to Ottawa but also to the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia where she'll cut the ribbon on a new train car exhibit named after her dad.

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