This morning Grandpa and I decided to take our two youngest grandchildren to Santa Land at the downtown Macey’s. Now if you’re an Oregonian and a baby boomer you probably remember riding the monorail train in the same location when the store was called Meier & Frank. When Macey’s bought the store, sadly, they took the old train out of operation. Of course, I must admit, by today’s safety standards, placing small children in a 50 year-old rickety hunk of metal suspended from a 12 ft. ceiling is probably not a good idea; however, it’s hard to see such rich traditions disappear. For those who are as nostalgic as Mopar Man and me there is a small section of the old monorail on display in Santa Land.
…..and as we ride out of sight, we say “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”
Be sure to hug your family during this holiday season…they’re the most important gift of all.