Sunday, March 02, 2008

WARNING! This is too strange!

Is Sherwood Historical Society President Polly truly as large and frightening as the photograph on the left suggests? Is the person on the right an early photograph of a young and optimistic Santa Claus, long beard and all? Please leave a message if you want to know more. I mean really, this project is too strange to talk about, except when you're among friends.

By the end of March, The Aloha & Western Oregon Lines organization has things looking pretty cool!Members of the Aloha & Western Oregon Lines at Work at Morback House.

Historical SocietyPresident Polly Under the Table Again!Except for Polly, who's under the table again, but we're still proud of her!


Anonymous said...

I came by at 2:30 but no one was there! You guys truly are ghosts!!!

Sherwood said...

Whoever you are, "anonymous," it was probably my fault for announcing the time wrong. (I should have said 10:30 instead of 1 to 3.) We're all going to be working on the project every Sunday between 10:30 and 1:00 P.M. until we're finished! NOW I got it right.

Anonymous said...

That is great! I would like to help with the building of the railroad!

Sherwood said...

Great! We'll see you Sunday. All these "anonymous" people can't be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...Polly does look big. She can't be in Sherwood, can she? Or maybe she drank something like Alice did in Wonderland. What is the scale of this project, J.C.?

Sherwood said...

Strictly HO scale, plus some tricks with the camera lens.

Lilly Morgen said...

Wow the prespective of that first new piture is amazing! And as for Polly, ya gotta remember she's the one who goes to Hawaii to be in a shark cage!!!!

Anonymous said...

Are they done yet?

jaycee said...

Just about. It won't be long now. the guy with the beard is the president of the model train club and he's determined to see the project through. What we'll have is a typical all-American railroad town, with a great deal of similarity to 1900's Sherwood-- but not religiously so. A lot of artistic license was involved. (The model railroad track runs in a circle, whereas the actual track ran straight through, from Willamette Valley to Portland. Etc. Etc.) Nevertheless, there will be many lessons to learn. Such as the powerful effect that railroads had on our perception of time and space. We carry wrist-watches today because of the railroads. Previously, sunrise was 6 AM. Sunset was 6PM. No matter where you were. Trains smashed into each other head on (there are books filled with photographs of countless collisions between the kind of trains displayed in our model) until America could agree on a universal system of time-telling.

Anonymous said...

Hi! We saw the train today. The town looked so cool. We like the museum.

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