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.
'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)