Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Memories from a photo

I have been trading emails with Mr. Jim Miller, Terrell High class of 58 and webmaster of Some of the pictures I have posted have brought back memories of his time in Terrell. He has been kind enough to share his stories with me. I love reading about what Terrell used to look like and how buildings have changed over the years.

The picture I posted the other day, the railroad car in the park, brought another story and memory from Mr. Miller. This one just as neat as the others.

Mr. Millers Grandfather, Arthur Clement Miller, was master mechanic for Midland Railroad. He also designed and supervised the construction of the coach used by Col. Green.

He sent a picture that his Mother had given him, and that’s my picture of the day, even though its not very new and wasn’t taken by me. It’s a picture of the coach with Col. Green and his son are to the right of the steps. Mr. Millers Grandfather is just to the left of the steps. If you look closely you can see an arrow pointing to his Grandfather.

He is not sure the coach in the picture is the same coach that’s in the park. I will have to take a closer look the next time I am in the park. It doesn’t really matter. The coach in the park is unique and the memory and picture from Mr. Miller, is fascinating. One day I will share his other memories.

I found an article from the New York Times about Col. Green and his mother. The story is a PDF file of the original published in 1916.