I want to send
A sweet little cake
Of green and purple and gold
To a nice little person
With the grandest heart
So full of life and so bold;
In her railroad town
Twixt here and there
With its bicyclist and a spry crossing guard;
Life saunters on
As without a care
In these times both easy and most hard.
Guides us on
From inland rail thence to sea;
Perhaps one day
If the Fates grant upon
A chance to be in such company.
With this mere birthday wish
Escaping heart and mind,
Without cold years counted mathematical,
I wish unto her
Many happy years to her return,
With blessings to our own virtual COTU Gal.
Miss Izzy B. Crumpett will come out to play
In her usual beautiful, most wonderful way—
To see all those trains from the south and then the north,
Ashland Train Day, you see, will again be holding forth.
Miss Izzy B. Crumpett has gotten the word—
2018 Train Day is to be on November the Third.
Record crowds are coming, be safe when you park,
Then try to catch COTU, Tender & Cinder, or Ken and Leroy, before it gets dark!
Miss Izzy B. Crumpett will have an exciting time
[Even if I cannot get it in all to properly rhyme].
Visit all the vendors, stores, and the Ironhorse Café,
I’m pretty sure y’all will have a most splendiferous day!
And take LOTS and LOTS of pictures of them trains on the CSX gauge—
We’ll love to see them posted on Virtual Railfan’s Lounge Facebook page!