"Buffalo Bob"
Casale's Corner




The Train Of Life

Thanks to Tom Steedman class of 1960 for the following…


This is very beautiful and I am honored to have received it. Now, on to you my friend.

At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents,

And we believe they will always travel on our side.
However, at some station, our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.
Sometimes we ride the train of life, looking out the rear;
Watching miles of life roll by, and marking every year
Sometimes we sit in sad remembrance, of wasted days gone by;
We think of life for what it was, and hang our heads and cry

As time goes by, other people will board the train, and they will be significant,

I.E. our siblings, friends, children and even the love of your life.
Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum,
Others will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize that they vacated their seats.
But let's don't concern ourselves with that, Let's take a different vent;
Let's look forward to what life holds, And not what has been spent.
So strap us to the engine, As securely as can be;
We want to be out on the front, To see what we can see.

We want to feel the winds of change, Blowing in our face;
We want to see what life unfolds, As we move from place to place.

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations,

Hellos, goodbyes and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers,
Requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
We want to see what's coming up, not looking at the past;
Life's too short for yesterdays, it moves along too fast.

It's alright to remember, that's part of our history;
But up front is where it is happening, there is so much mystery

The mystery to everyone is not knowing at which Station we ourselves will step down.

So we must live in the best way, love, forgive and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down,

And leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories

For those who will continue to travel down the road,

I wish you a joyful journey on this Train Of Life,

Reap success and give lots of love.

More importantly, thank God for the journey.

Lastly, I Thank You for being one of the passengers on my train.

By the way…I’m not planning to get off the train anytime soon,

But if I do, please remember I am glad you were part of my journey!!!
The enjoyment of living, is not where we have been;
It's looking ever forward, to another year and ten.

It's searching all the byways, never should we refrain;
For if we want to live our lives, we gotta drive the train