In my trip report that was posted on this blog on May 21st, I mentioned meeting a nice man named Dee Blank on the Pennsylvanian. Well… I’ve got to be suffering from serious senioritis… because, not only is Dee Blank NOT a man, she has NEVER been on the Pennsylvanian, and she is NOT a member of Trainorders!
So, I have a new task ahead. I must identify the man I met on the Pennsylvanian on May 19th. He was traveling with his wife; and, when I walked past him, headed to the cafe car, he saw my TrainGranny shirt and followed me. At the cafe car counter, he asked if I was Martha Hale… I confirmed… and he introduced himself by name. (Obviously a name that I did not write down!)
From now on, I will carry something to write on. Maybe… something that other railfans can autograph … maybe an autograph train… you know… instead of an autograph wiener dog.
I know that this is a necessary step. Not only will I forget the name of the person I have met, I will also randomly assign the person a new name… without missing a beat! I can even do a sex-change! No problem!
But, please, if you are out there… very nice man I met on the Pennsylvanian… PLEASE send me a private message or email me (email@example.com) … or embarrass me publicly, if you so desire. I deserve it! But … however you do it, please contact me and reveal your true identity.