Thank you to all my OGR friends for a great York

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There were plenty of deals to be had; MTH had 200 series Lionel Corporation for $50.00, O-Gauge tinplate cars for $30.00. I saw a MTH Ives Prosperity Special engine and cars for 900.00 at Just Trains. These are hard to find. Speaking of hard to find over in Blue Hall a MTH Ives White Set for $1200.00. 263E's in Orange Hall for $329.00. Bargains everywhere, however since money is tight I had to pass on these deals this trip.

So the question is was I disappointed? Not at at. I was shocked when my wife encouraged me to take the trip this week. She had a double mastectomy the week before York and I was fine missing this one under these conditions. She thought it was important to get my son away from the house for a few days and give him a break from all what has gone on.   

That brings me to why I started this thread. I want to thank everyone who stopped me at York to ask about my wife. I want to thank everyone who is praying for her recovery. It really means a lot to me to have friends that offer that kind of support. York and this forum is not just about trains it's about the great friends we make along the way. Thank you, you guys are the best.

Scott Smith

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Scott, Thank You for starting this great thread, Your Tennessee Connection will Place you and your wife and family on our prayer list for healing mercies. God listens to prayers every moment of every hour of everyday. You have many friends here on the OGR Forum, and I feel sure that you have many friends in the TCA, LCCA and other organizations. Your son needs your love and understand during these days of healing as your wife, and family heal together. It’s nice to know that you enjoyed the show and saw many friends. God bless you all. I hope to say hi to you at the October York Train Meet. 

Scott,

Sorry to hear of your wife’s troubles.

I was up only on Friday, missed you at Cheddars, lots of laughs, hopefully in October.

Scott,

It is always a pleasure to see you and your son at York.  Glad you made the trip under the circumstances. Your enthusiasm, encouragement, and support continue and have meant a lot over the years!  Now it is our turn to offer the same support and encouragement to you and your family. Good thoughts and prayers that all will go well in the weeks ahead. Only the very best!

Jeb Kriigel

scott.smith posted:

 So the question is was I disappointed? Not at at. I was shocked when my wife encouraged me to take the trip this week. She had a double mastectomy the week before York and I was fine missing this one under these conditions. She thought it was important to get my son away from the house for a few days and give him a break from all what has gone on.   

That brings me to why I started this thread. I want to thank everyone who stopped me at York to ask about my wife. I want to thank everyone who is praying for her recovery. It really means a lot to me to have friends that offer that kind of support. York and this forum is not just about trains it's about the great friends we make along the way. Thank you, you guys are the best.

Scott Smith

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 It's a family here!

Hope you realize that without saying everyone is hoping for the best! (Even the "KoolAid" drinkers;-) 

And she's right, tough on the children of all ages, a break is welcome.

Joe Hohmann posted:

Scott, I was standing near you and your son on Friday just before they opened the doors to the Orange Hall. The look on your son's face, eager and smiling, had me thinking to myself, "this is what the York Meet is all about".

Mega-Steam posted:

Scott,

It is always a pleasure to see you and your son at York.  Glad you made the trip under the circumstances. Your enthusiasm, encouragement, and support continue and have meant a lot over the years!  Now it is our turn to offer the same support and encouragement to you and your family. Good thoughts and prayers that all will go well in the weeks ahead. Only the very best!

Jeb Kriigel

Ditto on what both Joe and Jeb wrote!! 

Scott, Your wife, you and your family have my prayers every time I see a post from you, and more often than that!

scott.smith posted:

Yes Lionel, Atlas and some dealers were missing.IMG_E3243

There were plenty of deals to be had; MTH had 200 series Lionel Corporation for $50.00, O-Gauge tinplate cars for $30.00. I saw a MTH Ives Prosperity Special engine and cars for 900.00 at Just Trains. These are hard to find. Speaking of hard to find over in Blue Hall a MTH Ives White Set for $1200.00. 263E's in Orange Hall for $329.00. Bargains everywhere, however since money is tight I had to pass on these deals this trip.

So the question is was I disappointed? Not at at. I was shocked when my wife encouraged me to take the trip this week. She had a double mastectomy the week before York and I was fine missing this one under these conditions. She thought it was important to get my son away from the house for a few days and give him a break from all what has gone on.   

That brings me to why I started this thread. I want to thank everyone who stopped me at York to ask about my wife. I want to thank everyone who is praying for her recovery. It really means a lot to me to have friends that offer that kind of support. York and this forum is not just about trains it's about the great friends we make along the way. Thank you, you guys are the best.

Scott Smith

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Thank you, Scott, for trusting and sharing with your OGR brothers. During this  Holy Week prayers especially for your wife, your son, and you are among the many.

Pete F.

Mahwah, NJ

TCA# 18-73568

Scott,

Thanks for reminding us of what's really important in life.  I enjoyed talking to you and Joshua as always and am glad to hear your wife is on the road to recovery.  I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

-Greg

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Scott, it was good seeing you and your son at the OGR dinner. I did not know about your wife, but certainly wish her a speedy and complete recovery. When my wife went through that process, my escape was to buy more trains. 

Gerry

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Scott, I was glad to see you and your son at York Thursday evening for dinner. I'm also happy to hear that your wife is doing well after her recent surgery.

Both you and your son needed this break and she was wise to encourage you both to take this trip. I'm hoping to see you again at York in October.

Here's a reminder of the fun we had at the Quaker Steak restaurant.

 

Steve

Scott,

My best wishes to your wife and your family for a complete recovery and return to a normal life.

My wife had the same operation followed by chemo and radiation about 15 years ago  All is well now.  This can be be overcome with prayer, medicine and a healthy lifestyle.  One of the things that has really helped my wife stay healthy is losing and keeping off about 50 pounds and  changing to a more healthy diet - less meat and more fruit and vegetables, plus daily exercise (walking), etc.   NH Joe

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