November 26, 2008

Train story


About 25 years ago, a little girl in Guntur, Andhra was enchanted by a gift- a Tommy Rail train set from her maama in "America". This was the only toy she did not share with visitors or even with her much younger cousins. She would assemble and display the rail set to select guests for show off purposes.

This train traveled to Vijayawada and then to Bombay and returned South to Chennai post her marriage with Navy.

Yesterday she shared this well preserved and cherished possession with her daughter. Almost willingly. Let her little one fix the track and the accessories.

Little wonder that the daughter enjoys her mother's train set more than her own!!

A case of how sometimes, the new gives way to the old.

11 comments:

Jayashree said...

What a well maintained train set, Art....

Monika said...

wow!!! that train set is 25 yrs old... i sued to break all my toys....

D said...

This reminds me of how my cousin got a lehanga she'd worn as a kid re-fitted for her daughter.

And btw, I live the pic of pandhu chitra. Very interesting!

Rohini said...

That's so sweet. The only inheritance I have to pass on is a animal rhymes book my grandmom gave me when I was a kid...

choxbox said...

hey how are you guys? rain and all..

Itchingtowrite said...

so well kept... and i am still not giving their train set to my destructive boys.
loved the music review from your Dad

DC said...

you have a toy set from 25 yrs? wow. btw, which is new and which is old? i can't spot anything to help me identify :-( you have really maintained it well.

Mama - Mia said...

:)

beautiful! maybe this time i go to bombay i will remove my sonic control car for Cubby to have a look! :D

cheers!

abha

Just Like That said...

Wow, that's so nice. You played with Thomas when u were a kid?? I only got to know of Thomas only post Sonny boy.

Artnavy said...

justliekthat- i did not know it
was called thomas

chox-
internet down most of the time and power cuts as well and now the mumbai thing has left me hopping mad and sad


DC-
u flatter me

abha-
u shld

jaya/monika/ D/ itchy/ ro
tnx:-))

Monika,Ansh said...

Wow, it's great that u preserved it so well for so long. I wish I had something similar to pass on to my kid.