Lynn's Comments: When I turned 40, it was no biggie. I rather liked being 40; I was doing some good work, my kids were becoming independent and my wrinkles weren't getting me down. I think men “crest” earlier when it comes to aging. This surprised me.
Lynn's Comments: Yes. We acquired several age-soothing vehicles: a replica touring car, a Jeep convertible, a blue tractor and a backhoe!
Lynn's Comments: Model trains were added to the list, and this hobby became an obsession.
Lynn's Comments: It began with N gage, then HO, then trains big enough to ride on.
Lynn's Comments: The model train set filled the basement, and then an outdoor, ride-on railway ran through the woods outside our country home.
Lynn's Comments: The trains added a new storyline to the strip as I was brought into the fantasy world of model railways.
Lynn's Comments: There was so much to learn and to build. With artistry and serious focus, my husband built one of the most intricate and beautiful models in Ontario. He connected with other like-minded men, and soon, our circle of friends included Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas: two of the “9 Old Men” —the original animators at the Disney Studios in Los Angeles. Ollie's ride-on trains added to Walt Disney's fascination with model railways. After he had filled his own back yard, his wife suggested he find a piece of land where he could really enjoy his hobby…and Disneyland, the theme park, was born!