Pennies on the Train Tracks
When we visited Idaho this summer, mom was probably as excited as the boys were for the opportunity to play and explore on the railroad tracks behind Auntie Woo’s house. Mom spent hours and hours at the train tracks as a kid. And for years she would leave pennies on the rails to be smashed by the passing trains. Luckily, a train came by one afternoon so we ran out and left some pennies to be smashed on its return pass. The boys love their smashed pennies and enjoyed learning how to get the conductor to blow the whistle by tugging an arm in the air.