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FYI, for those readers who aren’t on the mailing list: I, Ed. (a.k.a. ’The Guy That Runs This Site As A Hobby’) am off to N’awlins for a week-and-a-half. My gumbo supply is running low. :)

Song A’ Th’ Week.

I had expected this week’s selection to be a wry comment on my trip down south, but reality happened unexpectedly this week. If you hadn’t heard, the train known as City of New Orleans was southbound out of Chicago on Monday night, when it struck a truck at a crossing in Bourbonnais, Illinois. 11 dead, over 100 injured, and at least one lawsuit has been filed so far.

On the other hand, this song is about a time when traveling by train was actually common, before the jet airplane reduced travel to a situation of one-moment-we’re-here-and-three-hours-later-we’re-there. Great scenery from five miles up, eh?

Myself, I’m driving to N.O., because I like to stop at every historical marker that I can find. I’ve learned more about history this way than when I was in high school.

City of New Orleans

(Steve Goodman)
From the album C.W. McCall & Co.