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Patriotism – Then & Now

July 4, 2016

As we get older, it’s common to, as Lionel Richey put it, “wish for younger days”.
I’m no different, but in a slightly different context.


SP’s entire bi-centennial fleet on a PR-photo special at Hiland siding in early 1976.


KCS boxcar 13891 passing through Stafford TX on 1/10/16.

No matter your choice of patriotic symbolism, I hope you have a great & safe 4th of July.

PS – A true patriot doesn’t conflate jingoism with love of country.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jimmy Barlow permalink
    July 5, 2016 9:22 am

    PS indeed! You took the words right out of my mouth, Robert……………… after I looked ’em up in the dictionary.

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