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MONday Photo Fun 1/18/21
Posted by fifedog on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:27 AM

With Christmas behind us, 'tis time to turn attention back to the layout.  I finished this cemetary scene back in November.  The stoneface building is from Michael's, the gate is Department 56, the headstones are a mix of LEMAX and homemade, and the foliage is whatever floral picks I had on hand.  I used Kinkade's Garden of Grace for inspiration.

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, January 18, 2021 9:12 AM

Great work fife. I'm not making any progress on the layout here so I went searching through the archives.  Here are some photos from 10 years ago.  Now I know where this procession is headed. I miss the old Blueboard Central Division of American Flyer Lines.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, January 18, 2021 9:27 AM

Northwoods - Which head of the five families is being interred...? Laugh

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, January 18, 2021 9:50 AM

Laugh  When I originally posted those photos in Sunday Photo Fun 10 years ago there was a story that went along with the photos.

Edit:

Google is so much fun. I was able find the original post.  Unfortunately all of the links to the photos are broken but this is the story. I think you can imagine where the photos fit in.

 

RIP

 

I was down at the coffee shop earlier this week and the old guys were all there and pretty excited.  It seems that there was an obituary in the paper for one of the more notorious hometown boys.  As I listened from my stool at the counter sipping my cup of java, one of the old guys read the obituary for Tomaso Cabodi, or as one of the guys referred to him: Tommy "The Collector" Cabodi.  I listened with interest as they swapped stories about Tommy growing up locally and then going to Chicago and joining up with one of the gangs during the '20's and on into Prohibition.

 

I listened to the stories for quite a while and then headed out with my trusty Kodak Brownie to see if I could catch any rail traffic headed through town.  I wasn't disappointed. I got some great shots for future SPF sessions, but what really caught my eye was a motorcade of black cars coming down the street as I walked home through town.

 

 I remember the old guys talking earlier in the day.  The obituary said that Tommy's widow was bringing his body back through Wisconsin for one last visit.  Tommy had married a silent movie era star whose stage name was Merry Caprice.  She had worked with a lot of the leading men of the era: Douglas Fairbanks, Ronald Coleman, and even Charlie Chaplan.  One of the old guys said that she didn't have much talent but thought he remembered that she had some kind of "connections"  One of the other guys whispered that he had heard her real name was Marietta Capone. This must be the funeral procession.  

 

As I stood on the street watching, the hearse passed and then a pretty fancy old limo. 

 

Right behind the limo was a stream of black sedans that I can only imagine held some of Tommy's associates from Chicago.

 

 The procession moved slowly through town.  I wasn't sure if it was so that the locals could gawk, or if the grieving widow could get a good look at the town where Tommy grew up.

 

Eventually the procession pulled up to the biggest church in town.  The old guys said that Tommy and Merry had gotten married here. 

 

A heavily veiled woman stepped out of the limo and made her way into the church.  After a short while she returned to the limo and the procession started out again through the downtown area. 

 

Just as they were heading out of town and heading north they had to stop for a freight. 

 

 A few days later one of the old guys said his wife's cousin had seen the procession pull into the parking lot of Little Bohemia up in Manitowish Waters where Tommy and Merry had spent their honeymoon.

 

 

 

You never can tell what you will see passing through town.  I'm glad I had my Brownie at the ready.

 

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:38 AM

Great story!

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, January 18, 2021 12:47 PM

Morning all !

Looking for ideas.

Have done Nightmare on N Elm St:

Have done Bedford Falls on N Elm St:

Just for fun we, the BetterHalf and I, are kicking around the idea of The Easter Bunny Invades N Elm St. Rolling stock and loco's are no problem but looking for ideas etc. for buildings and/or scenery. Keeping budget in mind of course.  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, January 25, 2021 9:38 AM

DougNotta - Check thrift stores for little Spring/Easter ceramic houses. I coulda scored a whole village last year at our local flea market. Kicking myself now. Get to JoAnn Fabrics this week, as they are having a 40% off sale on spring floral picks. And please keep us posted on your progress, amigo de sandy eggo.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:48 AM

Mornin' Fife,

We have pretty much scrapped the idea for now, there just seems to be to much other stuff going on.

For the time being I'll just enjoy watching your artistic endeavors "blossom".  Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:57 AM

Laughokay,okay.

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, January 25, 2021 7:02 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how easily high def digital cameras can photograph things I can't even see>

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Posted by Snip on Monday, January 25, 2021 9:24 PM

fifedog

DougNotta - Check thrift stores for little Spring/Easter ceramic houses. I coulda scored a whole village last year at our local flea market. Kicking myself now. Get to JoAnn Fabrics this week, as they are having a 40% off sale on spring floral picks. And please keep us posted on your progress, amigo de sandy eggo.

 

Rabbit Hat for your Manitee has a store where they sell goods donated to them. Re-Store by name. The local one has some Christmas village buildings that look like they'd fit an HO layout.

But a $10 a piece, I'm just not deep enough in this hobby to commit that much.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:49 PM

A fellow train nerd had like 7 or 8 of the Cottontail Cottages I could use and heaven knows the rolloing stock and loco's would be no problem but there is too much other stuff going on taking time and energy.

Here are a few pic's from prior Easter Runs at the museum:

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Posted by Eva Brown on Monday, April 26, 2021 12:21 PM

wow, that's beautiful

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, April 26, 2021 5:40 PM

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