Hiawatha leaving Chicago.
A. W. Johnson photograph retrieved from Classic Trains.
I'll repeat my traditional message.
I give thanks for your readership and your comments.
Spare a few moments thanks for the young people in harm's way around the world, for the people in emergency services who deserve to sit down to the turkey without the alarm ringing, for the people in transportation, tourism, and entertainment passing on their family gatherings to enhance yours.