Grandpa’s Lionel Attic Find
As told by Mike Stella
‘Twas the day past St. Patty’s Day in 2004
when a small elderly man came fast through the door.
Eager and cheerful he said with a smile,
I’ve had all these trains for quite a long while.
My son doesn’t want them so I want to sell,
we’ve had then for years, they all say LIONEL!
You can’t have just some but must take the bunch,
” I’ll be happy to look. I’ll come over this lunch.”
I jotted down numbers, came up with a price,
nothing exceptional, but all very nice.
I gave him my bid for one piece and all,
he wanted to think. He said he would call.
I’ve been here before, won some and lost,
I started to think I don’t need the cost.
Santa Fe diesels and more die-cast steam,
did I really need more? I started to dream.
He won’t call. I was probably too bold,
then the cell rang and I heard him say SOLD!