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    Papa's 2012 Christmas Wonderland

    Hello old friends and welcome aboard new members. I知 still a few weeks away from starting this year痴 decorations but I thought I would go ahead and start my annual thread.

    Last year at this time papa was sporting quite the Santa figure at nearly 300 pounds and a nearly white beard to hide my extra chins. In February I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but I知 pleased to report that as of this posting I知 down to 215 pounds due to diet and exercise and I feel better than I have in years.

    Most of you know I spend about 4 months a year consumed by Christmas .During the other 8 months I am working on my O scale Model Railroad Layout. The layout known as The Ohio North Coast Railroad has somewhat of a Christmas theme as the backdrop is comprised of Department 56 Christmas in the City buildings.
    I have wanted to add some kind of winter scene for a while so this year I have created Christmas Mountain.



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    'I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!' Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. 'The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh, Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this! I say it on my knees, old Jacob, on my knees!' (Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol)

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    Her are a few more.

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    I no longer have a website but if you are interested in my progress you can view the entire project from day 1 up to what I知 currently working on here

    http://www.photobucket.com/oncrr

    the password is papa3rail

    Eventually I would like to add my comments along with the pictures but as I am up to 409 some images right now that will be a task I will slowly have to pick away at.

    Some of you may also remember we lost are 12 year old Weimaraner Gretchen last year just before Christmas .This June we got another from Weimaraner Rescue so here is our new baby Miss Zelda.


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    'I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!' Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. 'The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh, Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this! I say it on my knees, old Jacob, on my knees!' (Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol)

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    wow, what a gorgeous display; it shows you are really into it with the details and all.

    Congrats on your weightloss! I know it can be difficult.

    sorry for the loss of your beloved Gretchen. Love the name Miss Zelda!


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    Looking forward to seeing your progress as you decorate this year, Papa! Your railroad is so beautiful, and has become somewhat of a Christmas Tradition for us all, I think!

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    I think you're right! at least for me. Papa Christmas' and Crazy Mike's; I look forward to both of them now, each year.

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    Congratulations on your weight loss. I always look forward to your Christmas decorations.

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    wow Papa this is just absolutely beautiful
    amazing

    and very good you lost some pounds I'm sure you're much more healthier now

    cute Zelda
    When it seems the magic slipped away...
    We find it all again on Christmas Day
    .


    *Seeing isn't believing.Believing is seeing.*

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    Congrats Papa on the weight loss....keep it up...

    and your train layout is as beautiful as ever. Love it..
    Merry Christmas to all...




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    All good stuff!!!
    I love Outdoor Christmas Lights!!

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    Love it all Papa! I am diabetic also and have lost some weight over the past few years. Still need to lose another 25!
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

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