Saturday, March 20, 2010

Transcontinental Railroad -- March 20, 2010

Today I went to Pete's Harbor on Smith Slough in Redwood City to speak to the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Waterfront Restaurant. Last year the Fifth Grade teacher at Good Shepherd School in Pacifica had her students participate in an essay contest sponsored by the DAR. She asked me to come and talk to the class. One of her students won, although I don't think I had anything to do with it, and the DAR honored her at a luncheon. She read her essay, and then I talked about the building of the transcontinental railroads. There was a very good question about why Warren Buffett wanted to buy BNSF. It was fun.

Today is also the first day of Spring.

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